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AILES, John W., 1947, Coal Center / Charleroi

    Funeral Services were held Wednesday afternoon in Wilkinsburg for John Walter AILES, who died Monday, April 7, in the Pittsburgh hospital, following an illness of four days.
    Mr. Ailes, who was a formar Charleroi resident, was the son of the late John W. and Louella JENKINS Ailes.  He was born June 20, 1895 at Coal Center, and while a young boy, moved to Charleroi with his family.  He attended Charleroi schools, and in 1916, moved to WIlkinsburg.  In 1917, he entered the Army service during World War One.  He was employed by the Shenango Pottery company at New Castle for a number of years.  At the time of his death he was a resident of Laurel Mountain Park, Laughlintown.
    He is survived by his wife, Amarette WEBB AIles, his mother Mrs. Louella Jenkins Ailes of Wilkinsburg, one sister, Mrs. Eleanor POWER, two brothers, C. Clarence of Wilinsburg and B. Frere Ailes of Erie.
    Interment was held yesterday in Shelbyville, Tennessee.



ALTMAN, Mayme (Katz), 1976, Donora
    Mayme Altman, 78, of 857 McKean Ave., Donora, died yesterday shortly after noon in the Wightman Manor Nursing Home, Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh.
     Born Feb. 3, 1898 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Max and Reze Katz.  and had resided in the Donora area most of her adult life.
     She was a housewife and salesperson at The Famous,  formerly a men’s and boys wear store, which her husband owned  and operated  in Donora.
     Surviving are her husband, Irwin E. Altman; one son, Max K., of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Mrs. Sadye Goldstein of  Brownsville and Mrs. Bertha Numer of Pittsburgh,     and three grandchildren.
      Friends will be received in the Burton Hirsch Funeral Home, 2704 MurrayAve., Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, Sunday from noon until 1 p.m., the time of service. Interment will follow in the Tree of Life Cemetery, Sharpsburg.

> Valley Independent - Friday, Nov 19, 1976



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BACHMAN, Charles Henry, 1976, Charleroi
     Charles Henry Bachman,  66, of  100 Lookout Ave., Charleroi, who died Friday, Nov.12 in Monte Carlo while on  tour  In  Europe is scheduled to be returned to Charleroi tomorrow.
      FrIends will be receIved at the Harold L. Schrock Funeral Home, Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 pm on Sunday.
     Mr. Bachman was retired from the Bell Telephone Co. after 48 years of servIce. He had been chief switchman at the Charleroi plant.
      Born in Butler County on Jan. 26, 1910,  he was a son of the  late  Edward  and Catherine Yesky Bachman.
      He was a member of the First Christian Church of Charleroi, where he served as a deacon.  He also belonged to F&AM  Lodge 615 of Charleroi Tall Cedars of Lebanon and Fallowfield Twp. Grange.
     Surviving are his widow, Elma  Cantarell  Bachman; one son, Larry Bachman of Charleroi;  two sisters, Mrs. Mrs. Vincent Mosley of Tarentum and Virginia Bachman of: Saxonburg, and two grandchildren.
     The   family   suggests memorial  contributions  be made to the Charleroi First Christian Church  Building Fund.

> Valley Independent - Friday, Nov. 19, 1976



BIECHLER, Anna, 1915, Duquesne     (Submitted by Mary)

    Mrs. Anna Biechler, 72 years old, a lifelong resident of Thompson Run, died at 4 o’clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nicholas Imblum, of Grant street, Duquesne.  For the past year she had resided in Duquesne.  She was a consistent member of St. Anges’ R. C. church, of Thomspon Run, and was respected by her friends for her beautiful character.
    She is survived by four sons, John, of Mt. Oliver, Nicholas, of Erie, Jacob, of Northside, Pittsburg, Joseph, of Homestead;
six daughters, Mrs. Jacob Ohms, of Lincoln Place, Mrs. Mary Winand, of this city, Mrs Henry Shaff, of Mt. Oliver, Mrs. John Lejune, of Duquesne, Mrs. Nicholas Imblum, of Duquesne, Mrs. Roy Helsel, of Youngstown, O; 42 grandchildren and one great grandchild.  The funeral arrangements have not been completed, but the service will likely be held on Tuesday morning.

Source:  The McKeesport Daily News, February 20, 1915, page 11



BEICHLER, Mary, 1930, McKeesport       (Submitted by Mary)

    Mrs. Mary Beichler, 74, died this morning at the home of her step-daughter, Mrs. William E. Holloway, 1724 Willow street, following an illness of seven months.  She had been a resident of this vicinity for 42 years and was a member of the Christy Park M. E. church, which she had attended for 35 years, being one of the oldest members.  She was known as a great friend of the sick and needy.
    She is survived by four step-children, Mrs. William E. Holloway, Fred Beichler and Mrs Dema Beichler, this city, and Franklin Beichler, Youngstown, O.
    Services will be held Friday afternoon at the Free Methodist church, Thirty-first street, Christy Park, in charge of Rev. Fred Diddle. Interment will follow at Mt. Vernon cemetery.

Source:  The McKeesport Daily News, August 13, 1930, page 27



BICHLER, Nicholas J., 1906, Duquesne        (Submitted by Mary)

Nicholas J. Bichler, for 38 years a resident of Thompson Run, Mifflin township, died at his home there last evening at the age of 76 years. He was well known in this city, where he had disposed of his farm products for many years.  He is survived by his wife, Anna Bichler, four sons, Nicholas J., Jr., John T., Jacob and Joseph, and seven daughters – Mrs. Mary Winand and Mrs. John Wolf of this city, and Mrs. Anna Ohm, Mrs. Henry Shaff, Mrs. Maggie Gross, Mrs. John Lejuns and Mrs. Lena
Hoelcel, of Mifflin township.  The funeral will take place on Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from St. Agnes’ Roman Catholic church, Bull Run.  Interment will be made in the cemetery at that place.

Source:  The McKeesport Daily News, June 11, 1906, page 6



BOEHMER, Margaret A. Bauer, 1932, McKeesport   (Submitted by Mary)

    Mrs. Margaret A. Bauer-Boehmer, 88, a resident of McKeesport for more than a half century, died at her home, 612½ Soles street, yesterday afternoon at 5:45 o’clock, following a year’s illness.  She was born in Obengrub, Germany, March 10, 1844 and came direct to McKeesport from Germany 51 years ago.  She was a member of St. Mary’s R. C. church and
was the widow of John Boehmer, who died August 28, 1928.
    She is survived by a daughter,  Mrs. Margaret Stenger at home and by three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock from St. Mary’s R. C. church, in charge of her pastor, Rev. W. C. Fromme. Interment will take place at St. Mary’s cemetery.

Source:  The McKeesport Daily News, October, 17, 1932, page 13



BOEHMER , Bernard P., 1932, McKeesport        (Submitted by Mary)

   Bernard P. Boehmer, 71, died this morning at 2:15 o'clock at his home, 1829 Beech street.  He was born June 27, 1860,
in Bavaria, Germany.  He was retired nine years ago as a watchman at the Wood mill.  Mr. Boehmer had lived here for 50
years and was a member of St. Mary's Beneficial society and the Holy Name society.
   He is survived by his wife, Josephine Fay [sic] Boehmer; by one daughter, Mrs. Joseph F. Stenger and by five
grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at ? a.m. from St. Mary's R. C. church, on Olive avenue, in charge of
Rev. W. C. Fromme.  Interment will be at St. Mary's cemetery.

Source:  McKeesport Daily News, February 24, 1932, page 19
Note:  Correct spelling of Josephine's name is FEY



BOEHMER, Josephine (Fey), 1951, McKeesport   (Submitted by Mary)

   Mrs. Josephine S. Boehmer, 1829 Beech St., died yesterday at 4:20 p.m. at the age of 84.
   Born in Thompson's Run, West Mifflin, on June 8, 1886, she was the daughter of the late John P. and Anna Decker Fey.
A resident of Thompson's Run and McKeesport all of her life, Mrs. Boehmer was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic
Church, its Altar and Rosary Societies and the L. C. B. A. of the church.
   Arrangements are in charge of the Hunter-Edmundsons-Striffler Funeral Home, where friends are being received.  Solemn
requiem high mass will be offered Friday at 9 a.m. in St. Mary's Church with the Rev. William C. Fromme officiating.
Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
   The widow of Bernard P. Boehmer, Mrs. Boehmer is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Philomena Stenger at home; five
grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Source:  McKeesport Daily News, June 12, 1951, page 7.



BREWER, Emery, 1992, Belle Vernon   (submitted by Patty Faieta and Mike Donaldson)

    Emery C. Brewer, 69, of 115 Vernon Avenue, Belle Vernon, died Wednesday, October 28, 1992, at 8:17 a.m. in his home.
    He was born August 30, 1923, in Lowber, a son of the late Fred and Katheryn Haywood Brewer.
    At the time of his death, Mr. Brewer was serving as president of North Belle Vernon Borough Council.
    He was a lifelong resident of the Belle Vernon area, where is was a member of Heritage Hills Tabernacle.
    Mrs. Brewer was a life member and current chaplain of the North Belle Vernon Fire Department, where he served on the Kennywood Picnic Committee for the past 40 yesrs.  he was a member of the Westmoreland County Firemen's Association, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs Association and the Mohawks Association of Westmoreland County.
    Mr. Brewer was past president and current chaplain of the Westmoreland County Boroughts Association.
    He was member and past president of the Belle Vernon Golden Age Assembly.
    A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army, receiving the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Badge.
    Mrs. Brewer was a member of Free and Accepted Masons Belle Vernon Lodge 643 and was president of the North Belle Vernon Borough Democratic Committee.
    He was one of the founders of Community Ambulance Service, and was a board member of the Westmoreland County Area on Aging.
    A retired truck driver, Mr. Brewer has worked for Sentle Trucking Co. and Guttman Oil Company.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Brewer, and a daughter.
    On September 25, 1992, he celebrated 50 yers of marriage with Betty McClain Brewer, who survives.  Also surviving are a sone, Dale A. Brewer of Waynesboro, VA; two daughters, Nadene J. Brewer at home and Mrs. Ralph (Darlene) Waggett of Stockdale; one brother, Kenneth Brewer of Hopwood; three sisters, Mrs. James (Donna) Moats and Mrs. Richard (Beverly) Heffran, both of Washington Township, and Mrs. Michael (Linda) Zelesnick of Perryopolis; and three granddaughters, Behany Dawn Waggett, Amy Brewer and Jodi Elyn Brewer.



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COLE,  John E, 1972, Long Branch
    John E. Cole, 58, of Long Branch, Coal Center R. D. 1, died Thursday at 11:55 p.m. in Brownsville Hospital following a brief illness.
    He was born Nov 13, 1914, in Fayette County, a son of John and Mary HEWITT COLE.
    He was employed at Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel's Allenport Works.
    He was a life-long resident if the Coal Center area and was a member of the Howe Methodist Church.
    Survivors are his widow, Genevieve June DIXON Cole, two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Irene SKAVREK of Charleroi R.D. 1 and Jean COle; three sons, Ronald S of Bentleyville , Gregory John and Jayson, both at home; two brothers, ALbert F. of Belle Vernon and Earl of California; five sisters, Mrs. May BARTON of Coal Center, Mrs. Frances LARURELLA of Daisytown R.D. 1, Mrs. Margaret BOOTH of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. mary CZAPP of Brownsville and Mrs. Bertha KENNEDY of Baltimore, Md., and two grandchildren.
    His first wife, Virginia Irene FIELDS Cole died April 30, 1959.
    Friends will be received after 4 p.m. today at the Greenlee Funeral Home, Bentleyville.
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COLGAN, Garnet (Colvin), 1978, Monongahela
Garnett Colvin Colgan
Private services were held today for Garnett Colvin Colgan formerly of Country Club Road, Monongahela, who died Saturday at 5 p.m. in the Beatrice  Lawson  Nursing Home, Jefferson Borough. She was 91 years of age.
    Born in Centerville, Sept.15, 1886, She was the daughter of the late Moses and Jennie Farquhar Colvin, who were pioneer residents of Washington county. - Mrs. Colgan was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Donora and a life member of the D.A.R. She was a member of the Donora Woman's Club, the Friday Conversational Club of Monongahela and the Order of the Eastern star, Chapter 94, Donora.
   She was a graduate of California Normal School, class of 1906.
   Mrs. Colgan is survived by one son, Howard O. Colgan Jr. of Saddle River, N.J.; three daughters, Mrs. Lisle (Jean) Zehner of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Harvey (Ruth) Davis of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Donald (Louise) Allen of Wallingford, Pa.; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded In death by her husband, Howard O. Colgan in 1985.
  Interment took place in Monongahela Cemetery.
  Funeral arrangements were handled by the James A. Rabe Funeral Home, 701 Thompson, Donora.

> Valley Independent - Monday, March 20, 1978



CLUTTER, Mamie May, 1970, Charleroi        (Submitted by Laura Nelle Poland Mallett)

    Mamie May Clutter, 79, of 305 Center Ave., Charleroi, died yesterday, at her home.
    Mrs. Clutter was born in Uniontown, Sept., 18, 1891, a daughter of the late Asa M and Ebba BAER ROCKWELL.
    She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Charleroi.
    Her husband, John H Clutter, died in 1953.
    Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Grace YARLBOROUGH of North Charleroi; two sons, John H. Jr., of Charleroi and William I, of Boca Raton, Fla.; a brother, Walter S. Rockwell of Fisher Heights, Carroll Twp.; seven grandchildren.
    Friends will be received at the Harold L Schrock Funeral Home, Charleroi form 2-5 and 7-9 p.m.

<Note from Mike Donaldson:   The above data is wrong in the obit-  Mrs Clutter was the daughter of Asa M and Eva Margaret SEMBOWER Rockwell.  Asa's mother was Margaret BAER. (Father was Claeb Rockwell)>



CULLER, James C., 1949, Coal Center

CULLER - James C Culler of Coal Center, R. D. 1, died suddenly at his home, February 23, 1949, at 9:50 p. m.  He was born May 27, 1866.  Friends will be received at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Stephen GREGG, 409 Corwin street, Roscoe.  Services will be held there Saturday, February 26, 1949, at 2 p. m., in charge of Rev. Carl Stoffel of the Howe Methodist Church anmd Rev. Harry Sayre of the Roscoe Methodist Church.  Interment will follow in the Rehoboth cemetert.  Harol R. Toner is the funeral director.

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CUMBERLEDGE, Dewey, 1970, Fredericktown   (Submitted by Laura Nelle Poland Mallett)
      Dewey Cumberledge, 71, of 45 Terrace Drive, Delmont, formerly of Fredericktown, died early
  Tuesday morning January 6, 1970, in Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, where he had
  been a patient for 10 days.
      He was born Sept. 15, 1898, at Brave [Greene Co.], son of the late Daniel and Nora L. Stiles
  Cumberledge.
      He spent most of his life in the Delmont area and was a member of the Kent's Chapel
  Methodist, Brave.
      Surviving are four daughters, Josephine, Regina, Sandra and Penny; three brothers, Joel of
  Westfield, Elliot, of Brave and Claude of Tioga; five sisters, Mrs. Artie Rose of Hibbs; Mrs.
  Ruth Hixenbaugh, of Delmont; Mrs. Winnie Conaway of Lawrenceville; Mrs. Pansy Weaver
  also of Lawrenceville and Mrs. Harriet Cole of Brave.

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DAVIS, Jerome Edward, Elco     (Submitted by Laura Nelle Poland Mallett)
Passing of Jerry Davis
    Jerome Edward Davis, 15 years of age, popuarly known as "Jerry",
died at his home in Elco, Tuesday evening at 6:25 o'clock.  He had been
confined to his bed for the past three months, suffering from spinal
trouble,  Up to the age of three he was in normal health, the spinal
trouble developing at that time.  During the past twelve years, while
requiring constant care yet to his sisters and his aunts, Miss Lou
MORGAN and Mrs. Maude ROBBINS, it was a labor of love.
    Jerry's was a sunny disposition.  His affliction did not dampen his
interest in life.  Always cheerful with those around him and
industriously striving to accomplish something as best he could.
Perhaps not realizing that his unfortunate condition would take him to
an untimely grave, he would enter into the spirit of any particular
activity that presented itself, with the same zeal as one of mature age.

    His passing leaves a vacancy that will be keenly felt by those near
and dear to him, who have watched and cared for him since the death of
his parents, several years ago.  The entire neighborhood in which he
lived took an intense interest in him and his popularity was at all
times attested by the devotion of the youngsters in the vicinity, all
willing and anxious to do a little something for Jerry.
    He is survived by three sisters, Misses Grace, Geraldine, and
Verne.  Funeral services will be held at his late home today (Friday) at
2 o'clock p.m. in charge of Rev. L. M. BONNER, pastor of the Roscoe M.
E. Church. Interment will be in Howe Cemetery.



DIEHL, Ida B (Gollick), 1943, Monessen   (submitted by Patty Faieta)
Woman Dies After Son Leaves For Service

Mrs. Ida B. Diehl, well know here but for some years a resident of Monessen, died of a heart ailment on Tuesday, March 4, 1942 just a few hours after a son, Pvt. William Diehl left with a contingent of Monessen draftees.  Through the efforts of the Red Cross he was contacted at a reception center and returned to his home.

Survivors of Mrs. Diehl are the following children, Mrs. Lee Caldwell, Charleroi, Pvt. William Diehl, Mrs. Charles Jenkins, Erie, PA, George Diehl, Monessen; and twin daughters, Mrs. Irving jester of Monessen and Mrs. Earl Douglas of Boston, Mass; fours sisters, Mrs. Joseph Pomerson, of Charleroi; Mrs. Sterling McCusker, Charleroi; Mrs. Nixon O'Neil, Coal Center and Mrs. Robert Stark, Roscoe; three brothers, James Gollick, Fayette City R. D., William Gollick, Dearborn, Michigan; and Howard Collick, Coal Center and her mother, Mrs. Drusilla Gollick of Charleroi.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Charles Swope of Monessen officiating.

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DONALDSON, Ardell, 1972, Roscoe         (submitted by Patty Faieta)

Ardell Donaldson, 56, Good St. Roscoe, Pennsylvania, died at 11 p.m. yesterday in the Oakland Veterans Administration Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a lingering illness. Mr. Donaldson was born in Roscoe, March 9, 1916, a son of the late Paul Donaldson. He served as a Technician Fifth Grade with the 32nd Armored Regiment in the European-African-Middle-Eastern Theater of operations.  He participated in five campaigns and was awarded five bronze stars. An employee of the Interstate Paper Supply Col., Inc., Roscoe, he was a member of Roscoe Legion Post 801. Survivors include a brother, Raymond, Roscoe; and aunt, Miss Lillian Donaldson, Roscoe, with whom he made his home; two nephews, Raymond and Ardell Donaldson, both of Roscoe.



DONALDSON, Jeanette (KERR), 1989, Roscoe         (submitted by Patty Faieta)

    Jeanette H. Donaldson, 81, of the Humbert Lane Personal care Home, Washington, died Thursday, January 12, 1989, at 10:55 a.m. following a short illness.
    She was born April 23, 1907 in Roscoe, a daughter of the late William and Sylvia HAMILTON KERR. Mrs. Donaldson was Protestant by faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Donaldson Jr., on May 14, 1964.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Doris GARDNER of Taylor, Michigan, and Mrs. Sharon FARKAS of Perryopolis, five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. There will be no visitation, and funeral services will be private.  The Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home, Fayette City, is in charge of arrangements.



DONALDSON, Robert W., 1964, Perryopolis     (submitted by Patty Faieta)

Robert W. Donaldson, Jr. riverboat captain for the Jones & Laughlin Steel co. died in yesterday in Brownville General Hospital.  Captain Donaldson, of Perryopolis, was 49. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Hattie Donaldson of Roscoe: his widow Jeanette H. Donaldson; two daughters: Mrs. Doris GARDNER of Detroit and Mrs. Sharon FARKAS of Perryopolis: one brother, Harold John of Roscoe; three sisters, Mrs. Irene DUVALL of Roscoe, Mrs. Marjorie GARRETT of Elco, and Mrs. Doris O'NEIL of R. D. #1 Coal Center.



DUVALL, Anna (SIMS), 1987         (submitted by Patty Faieta)

Anna S. Duvall, 89 of Elco, died Wednesday, May 13, 1987 at 6 P.M. in the Waddington Convalescent Home, Fayette City, R. D. 1. She was born April 4, 1898 in Dawson, daughter of the late Saul and Emma CORE SIMS. She was a member of the Roscoe United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, California Chapter #211. Friends will be received at the Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home, Fayette City, on Saturday from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions be made to a favorite charity.



DUVALL, George Nelson, 1993, Roscoe         (submitted by Patty Faieta)

    George Nelson Duvall, 76, of Roscoe, died Tuesday, January 12, 1993 at 10:15 A.M. in Monday Valley Hospital, Carroll Township, Pennsylvania.  He was born February 16, 1916, in Roscoe, son of the late Nelson and Anna SIMS Duvall. Mr. Duvall was a member of the Roscoe United Methodist Church.  He served with the U. S. Army during World War II and was a member of the American legion Post 801 of Roscoe.
    He retired as an electrical foreman from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corporation's Allenport Plant. Mr. Duvall is survived by his wife, Irene DONALDSON Duvall; a son and daughter-in-law, Randall Nelson and Nancy Duvall, stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia and residing in Hampton, VA; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Weisner of Ligonier. There will be no public visitation.  Funeral services and interment will be private.  Arrangements for a memorial service will be announced at a later date. The Howard W. Mc Crory Funeral Home, Fayette City is in charge of the arrangements.



DUVALL, Nelson B., abt 1975, Elco         (submitted by Patty Faieta)

Nelson B. Duvall of second Ave., Elco, died Saturday at 8:25 A.M. in Brownsville General Hospital.  He was 81.Mr. Duvall was born July 8, 1894, in Jefferson Township, a son of the late L. G. Duvall and Ida MEICHI Duvall. He was a member of the United Mineworkers of American Local 6330, District 4, and Junior Mechanics QUAM of Roscoe. Mr. Duvall also was a former member of Elco Borough Council, having served in that position for 25 years.  He also was a past member of the Tri-Town Borough Association.  He also played football  for the former Elco Sterlings semi-professional team. He is survived by his widow, Anna S. Duvall; one son, George N. Duvall of Roscoe; one sister Laura PERRIE of Richfield, Ohio; one grandson, Sgt. Randall N. Duvall of the U. S. Air Forc3e, and one great-granddaughter, Jennifer Alicia Duvall. Friends are being received today from 2 to 4  and 7 to 9 P.M. at the Ed Melenyzer Funeral Home, Inc. Roscoe, PA



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FEY, Anna, 1909, McKeesport      (Submitted by Mary)

Mrs. Anna Fey, 84 years old, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. P. Boehmer, Beech Street, where she had
made her home for the past two years.  Death was due to old age, but was hastened by two accidents in the past several
weeks, in which Mrs. Fey sustained a fracture of the arm and the hip.  The most recent accident was an unusual one.  Mrs.
Fey was (three unreadable words) when she lost her balance and fell to the floor, fracturing the hip bone.  For 50 years Mrs.
Fey had been a resident of Thompson Run, where she was well known.  Her husband died there two years ago at the age of
83.  Besides Mrs. Boehmer, the following children survive; Mrs. J. B. Weber, Mrs. John Steiner, McKeesport, and Mrs. J.
Obringer, Parkersburg, W. Va.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock and interement will be made at
St. Agnes cemetery, Thompson Run.

Source:  The McKeesport Daily News, January 4, 1909, Page 6



FEY, Casper, 1947, Elizabeth Twp.     (Submitted by Mary)

Casper Fey, 97, a resident of the Boston district for 58 years and a retired farmer died yesterday at 5:*0 p.m. at his home on
the Boston Hollow Rd., Elizabeth Twp.  The son of the late Nicholas and Madaline Decker Fey he was born on Feb. 13,
1850 in Mifflin Twp.  His wife was the late Margaret Bickar Fey.
   Survivors include three sons, Peter W. and John C. of Boston and Joseph P. of McKeesport, five daughters, Mrs.
Mathilda Graham of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Frank Bach of Duquesne, Sister M. Maxentia of St. Xavier’s, Mrs. Joseph Keddie of
West Sunbury, and Mrs. George S. Keddie of Boston.  33 grandchildren, *7 great grandchildren, and eight great great
grandchildren.
   Funeral services are planned for Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, of which he was a member with
the Rev. W. C. Fromme officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Friends are being received at the
Hunter-Edmundson-Striffler Funeral Home.

Source:  The McKeesport Daily News, June 21, 1947, page 2

(Note – the following is for the same Casper Fey but has additional information)

CASPER FEY, PIONEER RESIDENT, DEAD AT 97

Casper Fey, aged 97 years, died at his home in Boston, Pa., on Friday, June 20.  [1947]  He was the husband of the late
Margaret Bickar.  He was buried on Monday morning from St. Mary’s Church, Olive Street, McKeesport, following a
Solemn Requiem Mass.  His grandson, the Rev. Albert Fey, C.P.S. was celebrant of the Mass, assisted by his brother, the
Rev. George Fey, C.P.S., deacon, and the Rev. Patrick McGan, O.Cap., subdeacon.
Mr. Fey was born in Mifflin Township on February 13, 1850.  He lived in Boston for more than a half-century.  His entire life
was devoted to farming and until the end of his life he never lost that keen interest in soil.
He was the father of thirteen children, eight of whom survive him: Peter and John of Boston, Joseph of McKeesport; Sister
M, Maxentia of the Sisters of Mercy, Latrobe; Mrs, Susan Bach, Duquesne; Mrs. Matilda Graham, Homewood; Mrs. Agnes
Keddie, Butler, and Mrs. Marie Keddie of Boston.  He is also survived by 32 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren, and
eight great great grandchildren.
Fathers Albert and George Fey and Sister M. Ruth of the Sisters of Mercy are his grandchildren.  Another grandson, Joseph
Fey, is in the seminary at Notre Dame, Indiana.

Source:  Unidentified newspaper clipping – probably The McKeesport Daily News.



FEY, Henry, 1946, Duquesne      (Submitted by Mary)

Henry Fey, 62, of 103 Erwin Street, Duquesne, died in McKeesport Hospital at 2:25 a.m. today.
Born on Aug. 31, 1883, in Mifflin Township (now West Mifflin Borough) he was the son of the late Nicholas and Carolyn
Rodgers Fey.  He had spent his lifetime in this district and was a member of the Holy Name Roman Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife Frances Derhofer Fey: one daughter Mrs. Anna Bradley of Liberty; three brothers, John, William
and Albert of Duquesne; and a sister, Mrs. Clara Trainor of McKeesport.
Friends are being received at the family residence.  The Rev. J. Kelly will officiate at requiem high mass in Holy Name Church
on Monday at 9 a.m.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Duquesne.

Source:  McKeesport Daily News, May 17, 1946, Page 15



FEY, John P(ierre), 1906, McKeesport    (Submitted by Mary)

John P. Fey died this morning at 7:45 o'clock of complication of ailments due to his advanced age, at his home in Thompson
Run, Mifflin township.  Had he lived until January 1 [Memorial Card says that he was born on January 16, 1824] would have
been 83 years of age.  He was a native of France, but for a great many years had followed farming and mining in Mifflin
township.  His wife, who is of the same age, and the following children survive him:  Mrs. J. B. Weber, Mrs. John Stinner,
Mrs. W. Eichler, Mrs. Frank Fleck and Mrs. B. Boehmer, all of this city, and Mrs. John Obringer, of Parkersburg.  The
funeral service will be held at St. Agnes Church, Bull Run, at 10:20 o'clock Monday morning by the Rev. Father Meyer, and
the burial will be in the church cemetery.

Source:  McKeesport Daily News, December 29, 1906, Page 5



FEY, Leo William, 1931, Elizabeth Twp.    (Submitted by Mary)

   Leo William Fey, aged 38 years, died last night at 7:40 o'clock at his home in Elizabeth township, Boston Hollow road.  He
was born in Lincoln township and had lived here all his life.  He had been ill for two days with heart trouble and influenza.  He
was the son of Caspar Fey and the late Margaret Bicker-[sic]-Fey and was the husband of Mary A. Kiddie. [sic]  Mr. Fey
was an employee of the National Tube company and was a member of the Holy Name society of St. Mary's R. C. church.
   He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters, George, Albert, Mary and Isabelle, by his father and by six sisters
and three brothers, Mrs. Matilda Graham of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Frank Bach of Duquesne, Sister Maxentia of St. Peter's
convent, McKeesport, Mrs. Margaret Kramer of McKeesport, Mrs. Joseph Kiddie of Claytonia, Pa., Mrs George Kiddie
of Boston, Pa., Peter and John of Boston, and Joseph of McKeesport.
   Funeral services will be held on Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock from St. Mary's R. C. church in charge of Rev. W. C.
Fromme.  Interment will be at St. Mary's cemetery, this city.

Source:  McKeesport Daily News, February 27, 1931, page 39
NOTE:  The KEDDIE surname was mis-spelled throughout this obituary.



FEY, Madeline, 1904, McKeesport     (Submitted by Mary)

THE GRIM REAPER

Mrs. Madeline Fey, aged 84 years, died yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Ruhe,
511 Grant Avenue.  Mrs. Fey was one of the best known women of the borough having been a resident here for the past 24
years.  The funeral will be conducted next Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock, when high mass will be celebrated in the Holy
Name Catholic church.  The interment will be made later in St. Agnes cemetery, Bull Run.  Mrs Fey is survived by two sons
and one daughter who have the sympathy of friends in this bereavement.

Source:   McKeesport Daily News - January 23, 1904 - Page 4
Note – Mother of Casper Fey; her name is also found as:  Madeleine/Magdalena



 FEY, Margaret A. (BICKER), 1929, Elizabeth Twp.   (Submitted by Mary)

   Margaret A. BICKER FEY, 75, died today at 1:30 am at her residence in Boston Hollow Road.
   Mrs. Fey was born September 12, 1854 at Allegheny City, PA., a daughter of Peter and Barbara Snyder BICKER. She has lived in this district for 40 years. She was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church.
   She is survived by her husband, Casper FEY; four sons: Peter, at home, John and Leo of Boston, and Joseph of McKeesport; six daughters: Mrs. Mailda GRAHAM of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Frank Bach of Duquesne, Sister Maxentia of St. Peter's Convent this city, Mrs. Margaret KRAMER of McKeesport, Mrs. Joseph KEDDIE of Clatonia, PA. and Mrs. George Keddie at home; two sisters: Mrs. Mary BAUR of Anaheim, CA. and Mrs. Philomenia EICHER of Boston, [PA.]; 37 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
   Funeral Services will be held Saturday with requiem mass at St. Mary's R.C. Church conducted by Rev. William C. Fromme. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery."

Source:  McKeesport Daily News, November 6, 1929, Page 27

FEY FUNERAL
   Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret A. Bicker-Fey, who died yesterdayat her home on the Boston Hollow road, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday with requiem mass at St. Mary’s R. C. church, conducted by Rev. William C. Fromme.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery.
   In addition to the list of relatives published yesterday, two brothers survive. They are John BICKER, of Duquesne, and William BICKER, of Boston, [PA]. A brother-in-law, Gottlieb RAIBLE, of Boston, also survive

Source:   McKeesport Daily News, November 7, 1929



FEY,  Sister M. Maxentia, 1980, McKeesport        (Submitted by Mary)

   Sister M. Maxentia Fey, a member of the Pittsburgh Sisters of Mercy for 77 years, died Thursday, June 26, in Mercy Hall, Oakland, following an extended illness.
   A native of Bulls Run, Pa., she attended public schools and entered the community from St. Mary parish, McKeesport, in 1903.
   Sister did convent work for more than 30 years at St. Xavier in Latrobe and also served in city and McKeesport convents.
   Surviving are one brother, Joseph, of Pittsburgh; one sister, Marie Keddie, of Boston, Pa., and numerous nieces and nephews, among them: Fr. Joseph Fey of South Bend, Ind., Fr. George Fey, C.PP.S. of San Angelo, Tex.; Fr. Albert Fey, C.PP.S., of Miami, Okla.; and Sisters Miriam Raible, Ruth Fey, M. Matilda Holtz and M. Lucille Holtz, all members of
the Pittsburgh Sisters of Mercy.

Source:  Pittsburgh Catholic, Friday, July 4, 1980 - Page 9



FEY, Nicholas, 1895, McKeesport       (Submitted by Mary)

Nicholas Fey, a prominent resident of Mifflin township, died at the residence of his son, John Fey, with whom he made his home, Saturday. He was 81 years of age and had been ill for a long time. The remains were buried at Bull Run, this morning

Source:  McKeesport Daily News, May 20, 1895, page 1
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GANOE, Edward, 1988, Grindstone

    Edward C. GANOE, 75, of Grindstone R.D. died Sunday, July 24, 1988, in Richmond, Va.
    Survivors include one son, Robert E. Ganoe of Thornburg, Va., a daughter, Mrs. Russell (Garnet) CRESCINI of Grindstone R.D.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
    Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and until 11 a.m. Thursday at the Wimer Funeral Home, Brownsville.



GOLLICK, James, 1943, Lowber, Jefferson Twp., Fayette Co. (submitted by Patty Faieta)
Former Roscoe Resident Buried Last Sunday.

James Gollick, age 56, died at this home in Lober, PA, at 10:12 p.m., on Thursday, October 14, 1943 following an illness of several years.  Mr. Gollick, born in Roscoe, November 21, 1886, was well known in Roscoe and resided here for 32 years before moving to Lober.

He was married on December 23, 1909 to Miss Ella Kaylor, of Letart, WV, who survives;.  Other survivors are his mother, Mrs. Drusilla Gollick of Lober; four daughters, Mrs. Frances Crookham, Lober, Mrs. William Hawker, Brownsville, R.D, Mrs. James Hostler, Lober and Miss Avis Lee Gollick at home; two brothers, William, Detroit, MI, and Howard, Coal Center, R.D.; four sisters, Mrs. Bertha O'Neil, Coal Center R.D., Mrs. Emma McCusker and Mrs. Ella Pomerson, Charleroi and Mrs. Clementine Stark, Roscoe and one grandchild.

Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon with burial following in MT. Tabor Cemetery.


GOLLICK, Jerry, 1934, Roscoe (submitted by Patty Faieta)

Jerry M. Gollick, 45, native of Roscoe and veteran of the World War, died at 11 a. m. Tuesday,in his home at 724 McKean Avenue, Charleroi.  He was born August 28, 1890, a son of Drusilla Abbott and the late William Gollick.

In addition to his mother, who still resides at Roscoe, he leaves the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Robert Stark, Roscoe; Mrs. William Diehl, Monessen; Mrs. Joseph Pomerson, Charleroi;  Mrs. Nick O'Neil, Lock 4; Mrs. Sterling McCusker, Charleroi; Alma at home; James of Lober; William of Detroit, and Howard of Gibson.

The remains will be removed from the McCrory Mortuary in Fayette City to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stark, Sr., in Roscoe, where military services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Interment will be in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.

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GREGG, Anna E (Grimes), 1945, California        (Submitted by Laura Nelle Poland Mallett)

    Mrs. Anna E. Gregg, 78, 183 College Avenue, California, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 1945, at her home following an illness of a year.
    Mrs. Gregg, widow of James Gregg, was botrn in East Pike Run Township, Jan 9, 1867, a daughter of Joshua and Nancy JOHNSON GRIMES.  She was a life resident of California.
    Mrs. Gregg was a member of the California Presbyterian Church.  Her husband died in 1944.
    She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Helen SAGER, California, and Mrs. Ethel DIXON, California; a sister, Mrs. Olive SMALLWOOD, Coal Center, R. D.



GREGG, Mrs. Elizabeth, 1951, Monessen        (Submitted by Laura Nelle Poland Mallett)

    Mrs. Elizabeth GREGG, aged 88 years, died Friday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. at her home inYoungstown, Ohio.  She was a former resident of Monessen, moving to Youngstown in 1927.
    She is survived by two daughters, Mary and Capitola, both at home; a son, John Gregg, of Detroit; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held today.

>Monessen Daily Independent, Monday, March 19, 1951
 



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HANEY, Joetta (GREGG), 1983, California

    Joetta GREGG HANEY, 87, California, died Jan 21, 1983 at 3 p.m. in her home.
    Born on Jan. 23, 1895 in COal Center, she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Mary LAMBERT GREGG.
    She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas R.C. Church, California
    She was a life member of the Alumni Association of California State College, where she graduated from in 1914.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy in 1948; a brother, John R. Gregg; two sisters, Lucetta HANNAN and Elizabeth GALLAGHER.
    Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Leora STRASSBURG, Beaverton, Mich.; and Phyllis I. COMET, California; with whom she made her home; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Notice:
HANEY, Joetta Gregg - 87, California, died Jan 21 1983 at 3 p.m. in her home. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the John E GREENLIEF Funeral Home, Fourth and Wood Streets, California, where a prayer service will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the St. Thomas Aquinas R. C. Church, California, with the Rev. Fr. John D. Petrarulo, celebrant.  Burial in Mt. Calvery cemetery.

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JACOBS, Antoinette (Kopelchek), 1990, Bentleyville   (Submitted by Laura Nelle Poland Mallett)

    Antoinette "Helen" Jacobs, 79, of 112 Oliver Ave., Bentleyville, died at 3:06 AM Friday, September 21, 1990, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
    She was born Sept. 25, 1910, in Bentleyville, a daughter of Theodore and Clara Poliniak Kopelchek.
    A homemaker, Mrs. Jacobs lived most of her life in Bentleyville.
    On Nov. 19, 1938, she married Charles S. Jacobs, who died May 30, 1971.
    Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert "Janet" Livingston of Murrysville; two grandchildren, Mrs. Stanley "Jennifer" Rojer and R. Jeffrey Livingston; one great-granddaughter, Emily Rojer; five sisters, Victoria Lee of Ellsworth, Julia Teter of Streetsboro, Ohio, Theodora Burger and Mrs. John "Emily" Napiecek, both of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Richard "Helen" Huss of Bellevue; and several nieces and nephews.  Tnree brothers, Michael Kopelchek, Theodore Kopelchek and Paul Kopelchek, and one sister, Ann Gladish, are deceased.



JACOBS, Blanche (Watkins), 1955, Charleroi            (Submitted by Laura Nelle Poland Mallett)
    Mrs Blanche M Jacobs, nee WATKINS, 81, of 503 Second street,
Charleroi, died in Charleroi-Monessen hospital, March 21, 1955, at 5:58
p.m.
    Mrs. Jacobs was born in Allenport, October 10, 1873, and was a
member of the Charleroi Presbyterian Church.
    She is survived by one daughter, Miss Della Jacobs at home, a
brother, B. J. Watkins of Vestaburg, one sister, Mrs. Ralph LEWIS of
Armagh, Pa., four grandchildren and nin great grandchildren.

>Paper and date unknown



JACOBS, Frank C., Sr., 1954, Allenport / Washington Twp.        (Submitted by Laura Nelle Poland Mallett)

    Frank C. Jacobs, Sr., of Allenport, died Tuesday, March 2, 1954, at
3:02 p.m. of a heart ailment in the Charleroi-Monessen hospital.
    Mr. Jacobs was born in Washington Twp, Fayette COunty, May 27,
1901.  He was a member of the Charleroi Presbyterian church, having
lived here for many years before moving to Allenport.
    He is survived by his wife, N. Florence Jacobs, two sons, Frank C.
Jacobs, Jr., of Charleroi, and Rev. William H. Jacobs of Finleyville, a
daughter, Joanna at home, a sister, Miss Della Jacobs and his mother,
Mrs. Blanche M. Jacobs, both of Charleroi, and two grandsons.

>Paper and date unknown



JACOBS, Herbert A., 1951, Allenport / Charleroi            (Submitted by Laura Nelle Poland Mallett)

    Herbert A. Jacobs of Pensacola, Florida, formerly of Charleroi, died
suddenly of a heart attack while traveling in Florida yesterday morning,
November 9, 1951.
    He was born in Allenport, May 2, 1893, the son of Frank and Blanche
WATKINS Jacobs.
    He is survived by one son, John K. Jacobs of Niagara Falls, New
York, his mother, Mrs. Blanche Jacobs of Charleroi, one brother, Frank
Jacobs of Allenport, a sister, Miss Della Jacobs of Charleroi, and five
grandchildren.

>Paper and date unknown



JENKINS, Clarence  - 1950 , North Charleroi

    Clarence Allfree JENKINS, 51, of 364 Pennsylvania avenue, orth Charleroi, died Jan 5 in the Charleroi-Monessen hospital.
    He was a member of the Charleroi Christian Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the F. O. E. and the L. O. O. M.  He was employed by the government as a lock tender.
(The next paragraph obviously contains some typos. This is how it is written):
    He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Lavada Jenkins; one son, Law-
rence T. Jenkins; his mother, Mrs.
three brothers , George Jenkins,
Emma Jenkins, North Charleroi;
Charleroi; John Dale Jenkins,
Belle Vernon; Thomas Earl Jen-
kins, North Charleroi; and two
sisters, Mrs. David JOHNS, Char-
leroi and Elizabeth Jenkins, North
Charleroi.
(If anyone knows the correct relationships, let me know and I'll add corrections to site)

> Monessen Daily Independent, Jan. 7, 1950



JOBES, John W, 1960, North Charleroi

    John W. JOBES, 84, of 402(?) Liberty avenue, North Charleroi, died suddenly at his house, June 18, 1960, at 1:30 a.m.
    Father of the late Charles M. Jobes of Belle Vernon, who died less than a year ago, he is survived by one son, Wilber at home, three brothers, Charles A., North Charleroi, Walter, Uniontown, Harry, Fairmont, West Virginia, two sisters, Mrs. Mary DUVALL, Centerville, Mrs. Jennie BROWN, Star Junction, two grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
    Friends will be received at the Toner Funeral Home.



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KENNEDY, John T, 1897, Elizabeth        (Submitted by Ryan Kennedy)

Headline: Aged Citizens Death

John T Kennedy died at the home of his daughter, Mrs Thomas Jones, on Wednesday April 14, 1897, aged
85 years.   Mr Kennedy was widely known hereabouts, having lived in this vicinity for more than twenty years,
making his home, for the most part, with his children.  Only last Sunday was his 85th birthday, and the
occasion was celebrated by a reunion of the children, which was a very pleasant event.  His death was quite
sudden and resulted from the infirmities of old age.  He was the father of eight daughters and two sons.  Two
of the children and his wife have been dead many years and are buried at Freeport, Pa.  The children living
are Mrs William Findley and Mrs Thomas Jones of West Elizabeth,  Mrs John Saddler of Jefferson, Mrs John
Shepler of Jefferson Twp, Mrs PH Naley of Manor Pa, Mrs John Walton of Reynoldton, Pa, Charles Kennedy
of Walton Station and another son, Danial, in the north-western part of this state.  Mr Kennedy was full of life
and spirits and was highly thought of by all who knew him.  The funeral services were at Mr Jones’s residence
on Thursday evening, and interment at Freeport today.

> From The Elizabeth Herald April 16, 1897



KRAJNIK, George, 1976, Donora

      George Krajnik of 215 Mellon Ave., Donora, died  today  at  12:05  a.m.  in  Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh following an illness of several years. He was 63.
     Mr. Krajnik was born June  15, 1913 in  Webster, a son of the late George and  Mary  Kravka Krajnik.
     He had been a resident of Donora for most of his lIfetime and was retired from the Blooming Mill department of the former U.S. Steel, Donora Works.
   Mr. Krajnik  was a member of St. Dominic R. C. Church  and Knights of lmmactilata.
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Alex, and a sister,. Mrs. Margaret Daniels
   Survivors include his widow,  Margaret; a son, Stephen, at  home  a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Martha }Bottman of Belle Vernon, RD 4; two  grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the Paul Macik Funeral Home, 546 Thompson Ave., Donora, from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

> Valley Independent - Friday, Nov. 19, 1976



KUHAR Grace E. (HUBER), 1999, Bentleyville          (Submitted by Darlene Miller)

Meat cutter at Bentleyville stores
    Grace E. Kuhar,75, of Huber Road,Bentleyville, died at 11:12 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 1999 on Monongahela Valley Hospital.
    She was born December 14, 1923, in Fallowfied Township, a daughter of Lawerence and Pearl HARLAN Huber.
    Mrs. Kuhar qas a member of Ave Maria Parish, St. Luke's church, Bentleyville.
    She was employed for many years as a meat cutter for the former A&P supermarket, Clover Farm and Foodland.
    On February 12, 1942, she married Joseph A. Kuhar Sr. , who survives.
    Also surviving are a son, Ronald L. Kuhar of Bentleyville: a brother, Fred Huber of Bentleyville, a grandaughter,
Tiffany Huber, and several nieces and nephews.
    Deceased are a son, Joseph A. Kuhar Jr., who died April 17, 1972; four brothers James. Harry Eugene, Robert Raymond, and Duane Huber; and three sisters, Agnes JACOBS, Gladys JOHNSON and Evelyn ZAYAK.

> Washington Observer - Saturday, April 3, 1999



KUHAR, Joseph A., 1999, Bentleyville                 (Submitted by Darlene Miller)

Retired miner from Bentleyville

    Joseph A. "Peanuts" Kuhar. 82, of Bentleyville, died at 4:22 a.m. Monday, November 29, 1999, in Monongahela Valley Hospital.
    He was born March 15, 1917, in Bentleyville, a son of Steve amd Mary SMELKO Kuhar.
    Mr Kuhar was a retired coal miner from Bethlehem Mine  Corp. Mine 51 in Ellsworth.
    He served with the U.S. Navy during World War 11 and was a member of Bentleyville American Legion post 165,
the Lithuanian club of Bentleyville and Ave Maria Parish.
    On February 12, 1942 he married Grace HUBER, who died  April 1, 1999
    Surviving are a son Ronald L. Kuhar of Bentleyville, a granddaughter, Tiffany Kuhar and two sisters,
Mary GRENA of Smock and Theresa GREYHOSKY of Cokeburg.
    Deceased are a sister, Margaret SINDRICH; a son Joseph A. Kuhar Jr.: and four brothers, John, Francis,
Steve and Edward Kuhar, who was killed in the Korean War.

> Washington Observer - Tuesday, November 30, 1999



KUHAR, Ronald L., 2001, Bentleyville                         (Submitted by Darlene Miller)

Marine Corps Veteran
    Ronald L. Kuhar, 59, of Bentleyville, died at 9:15 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2001, in Beverly Health care, Cannonsburg.
    He was born March 7, 1943 in Bentleyville, a son of the late Joseph A "Peanuts" who died November 29,1999 and
Grace HUBER Kuhar, who died April 1, 1999.
    Mr Kuhar was a 1960 graduate of Bentleyville High School.
    He was Catholic.
    Mr. Kuhar served in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from    Aug 1, 1961, to July 31, 1967.
    He was a member of Independent club, Lithuanian club and Eagles club, all of Bentleyville.
    Mr. Kuhar was employed as a truck driver for Gavco Inc. of Bentleyville.
    Surviving are a daughter, Tiffany Kuhar of Belle Vernon; a grandson, Colton J. DOYLE; and several aunts and uncles.
    Deceased is a brother, Joseph E. Kuhar, who died April 17, 1972.

>Washington Observer
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LATTA, Edward, 1950 , Elco
    Edward J. LATTA of Elco, died November 11, 1950, at 11:37 p.m.
    He was born January 17, 1867, in Elco, the son of Alexander S. and Mary Ellen McKENNA Latta, pioneer residents of Roscoe.  He was a retired clerk in the offices of the AMerican Steel and Wire company in Donora.
    He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frank THOMPSON of Mt. Lebanon and Mrs. A. F. MORELAND of Elco, two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.



LATTA, Lowman D  - 1951 , California

    Lowman D. LATTA, 70, of 216 Fourth street, California, died Tuesday, May 8, 1951, at 1:30 p.m. in the Brownsville General Hospital.
    A son of William R. and Philianan Latta, he was born April 6, 1881 in California.  He was an employee of the Hillman Barge Construction Company, West Brownsville; was a member of the California Methodist Church and the Men's Bible Class, and of the Monongahela Valley Lodge, 461, F & A. M., California.
    He is survived by his wife, Sarah, and two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Margaret GLUNT, Charleroi; and a brother, Charles of Donora.



LEONETTI, Drusilla (Stark), 1979, California  (submitted by Patty Faieta)
    Mrs. Drusilla Leonetti, 68, of 457 Wilkins Ave., California, died yesterday at 9:40 p.m. in Washington Hospital, Washington.
    Born November 22, 1910, in Roscoe, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Clementina Gollick Stark.
    Mrs. Leonetti was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, California.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jospeh Louis Leonetti, on August 8, 1965.
    Surviving are a son, Ronald J. Leonetti and a daughter, Mrs. Audrey Jean Knight, both of California; five grandchildren; five brothers, Tom Stark, Fayette City; Robert, Jack, Myron and Howard Stark, all of Roscoe; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Belle Neudorfer, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Mrs. Irene Atkinson, Belle Vernon, and Mrs. Bessie Flaherty, Roscoe.  Burial will be in Belle Vernon Cemetery.

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LYNN, Daniel, 1959, Lowber (Fayette City)

    Daniel R. Lynn, 74, of Lowber, Fayette City  R.D. 1, died in the Charleroi-Monessen Hospital, February 25, 1959 at 3:40 p.m.
    He was born September 11, 1884, and for years was a telephone operator in Gillespie.  He retired when dial phones were installed there.
    He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann LYNN, two sons, Keith of Perryopolis, R.D. 2, Ted of Fayette City, R.D. 1, one daughter, Mrs. Alice KRIEGER of Pittsburgh, one brother, Lester Lynn of Avalon, two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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McCUSKER, Emma (Gollick), 1990, Charleroi (submitted by Patty Faieta)

    Emma McCusker of Charleroi died Saturday, April 21, 1990, in Washington County Health Center.  She was 89.
    Mrs. McCusker was born October 22, 1900, in Roscoe, a daughter of the late William and Drusilla Abbott Gollick.
    A member of the First Christian Church of Charleroi, she was the last surviving member of her immediate family, which had included 12 children.
    In addition to her parents She was preceded in death by her husband, Sterling McCusker, on November 16, 1964; and by a son, Jack McCusker, September 26, 1944.
    Survivors include one daughter, Loma Uhlman of Charleroi, a grandson and his wife, William and Peggy Keifer of Manassas, VA; two great grandsons, William Sterling Kiefer and Jack Michael Kiefer, and a dear friend Paul Rowe.
    Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home Inc., 226 Fallowfield Avenue, Charleroi.

>Paper unknown



MILLER, Mae (Might), ?, Speers

    Mrs. Mae Might Miller, 86, of 826 Jane Ave., Speers, died in Charleroi-Monessen Hospital yesterday at 10:20 p.m.
    Born in Scottdale, she was a daughter of the late George S and Mary Ellen MURRAY MIGHT.
    Her husband, J. Fred MILLER died in 1955.
    Surviving are a son, Fredric M. Miller of Conneaut Lake; a daughter, Mrs. Stephen (Mary) URASH of Speers; two nephews, George S Might of Charleroi and Wilson S MILLER of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a niece, Mrs. Charles DAGHTREY of Fort Lauderdale; four grandchildren and one great grandson.
    Friends will be received at Harold L Schrock Funeral Home, Charleroi from 7 to 9  p.m. today and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.

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NEIL, Harry N, 1980, Belle Vernon       (submitted by Mary Lee Rutherford)

NEIL, HARRY NATHANIEL-Age 61 years, a resident of 312 Thornton Rd.,
Brownsville, died at 1:45 a.m., Tuesday, January 8, 1980 in the Brownsville
General Hospital.  He was born June 29, 1918 at Belle Vernon, the son of the
late Fred and Mahala Bailey Neil.  He was a disabled mill worker of the
Allenport Mill of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp.  He was a member of the
United Steel Workers, Allenport Local. He is survived by his wife, Nellie
Fisher Neil; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Lee Rutherford of Uniontown; five sons,
Harry Neil Jr., Fred Neil, David Neil, Danny Neil and Fred Neil Jr., all of
Brownsville; 11 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. George Kaminicky of
Monessen.  Friends will be received in the J.W. Kisinger Funeral Home, 515
Front St., Brownsville, this evening from 7 to 9, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday with Rev.
Roland O'Briend officiating.  Interment will follow in the LaFayette
Memorial Park Cemetery, Brier Hill, Pa.

> Newspaper: Unknown exactly but probably Uniontown Herald Standard or
Brownsville Telegraph



NYE, James J. Sr., 1986, Monongahela             (Submitted by Laura Nelle Poland Mallett)

    James J. Nye, Sr., of Eldora, Monongahela R.D. 1, died Saturday, March 15, 1986, at 8:45 a.m. in Mon Valley Hospital.  He was 80.
    Mr. Nye was born Oct. 1, 1905, in Coal Bluff, Washington County, a son of the late Jack and Mary DAWSON Nye.
    In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth BRANDON Nye, and by a grandson, Jim Nye.
    Mr. Nye was retired from the electric wield department of the former Donora works of U.S. Steel Corp.
    Survivors include two sons, James J. Nye, Jr., of Levittown and Thomas L. Nye of COkeburg; three daughters, Mrs. Carlisle (Virginia) GRANT of Belle Vernon and Mrs. John (Dorothy) RADIC and Mrs. Ernest (Ruth) MINETTI, both of Monongahela; one brother, Thomas Nye of Finleyville; three sisters, Blanche GREGG and Mrs. Charles (Elizabeth) BIANCHI, both of New Eagle, and Mrs.. Lee (Mary) McDOWELL of Peoria, Ill.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
    Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the James A. RABE Funeral Home, 701 Thompson Ave., Donora.

>Valley Independent, Monday, March 17, 1986



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OHLER, Gertrude (Worrell), 1935 Belle Vernon    (submitted by Mary Lee Rutherford)
MRS. GERTIE A. OHLER
   Word has been received in Belle Vernon of the death of Mrs. Gertie A.
Ohler, of Normalville.  Mrs. Ohler was struck by an automobile Tuesday
evening, August 27, 1935 at 7:45 and was rushed to the Connellsville
hospital where she died at 9:30 of a fractured skull.  She was a daughter of
the late Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Worrell and was born and reared in Belle
Vernon.  She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Harry Roley, Mrs. John
Martin and Mrs. Henry Neil, Of Belle Vernon and a brother, William Worrell
of Hazelhurst.
  Funeral services will be held at Normalville tomorrow afternoon.

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PHILLIPS, Elizabeth Ann, 1948, Charleroi
(Funeral Notice)
PHILLIPS - Miss Elizabeth Ann Phillips, 427 Shady Ave. Charleroi, died on Monday, Sept. 13, 1948, as the result of an automobile accident Aug. 25.  Friends are being received at the Lawrence B. FRYE Funeral home, and interment will tak e place at a date to be announced, in Howe cemetery, Rev. K. W. McCRACKEN officiating,  Lawrence B. Frye is the funeral director in charge.



PHILLIPS, James W., 1940, Long Branch            (Submitted by Mike Donaldson)
    James William PHILLIPS, aged 70, well-known resident of Long Branch for the past 28 years, died at 11:45 o'clock Friday morning, April 26, at his home, after a heart attack.  He was stricken while feeding and tending to his turkeys, and lived only about a half an hour.
    Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Norva Jane (CROW) Phillips; five daughters, Mrs. Frank STOCKTON, Mrs. James CLARK, Mrs. Henry HERRON, and Mrs. John SEDLAK, all of Long Branch, and Miss Helen Phillips, at home; three sons, Wilbur and Benjamin, of Long Branch, and Irven, at home; 18 grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Viola CHESTER, of Uniontown, and Mrs. John WEISE, of Lock Four.
    Funeral services were held Monday afternoon with services at the Howe Methodist Church.  Burial was in Howe Cemetery.



PHILLIPS, Millie (EDWARDS) 1988, Charleroi          (Submitted by Mike Donaldson)
(Elizabeth Amelia)

    Millie Phillips, formerly of Washington Ave, Charleroi, died Monday, Aug. 15, 1988, at 6:50 p.m. in the Valley Care Nursing Home in Sezickley.  She was 88.
    She was born May 22, 1900, in Finleyville, a daughter of John W. and Elizabeth Amelia CHATMAN EDWARDS.
    After leaving the Charleroi area, Mrs. Phillips had lived in Sun City, Ariz., and had returned to the area two years ago to live with her son in Glenwillard.
    She was educated in the Charleroi schools and the Carnegie Tech School of Music.  Known for her music as a violinist, Mrs. Phillips played in the Coyle Theater as an accompanist to the silent pictures of the day, prior ro talking pictures.
    Mrs. Phillips had been employed by the office of the state AUditor General, prior to her retirement in 1967.
    She was a member of AARP and was Catholic by faith.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis C. Phillips; a daughter, Helen Mary, in 1932; three brothers and one sister.
    Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Lewis G. and Florence Phillips of Glenwillard, with whom she made her home; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
    Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home Inc., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi.
    Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced tomorrow by the funeral home.

> The Valley Independent, August 16, 1988



POLING,  Lillian (Gossett), 1980, Bentleyville    (Submitted by Laura Nelle Poland Mallett)
  Lillian S. Gossett Poling, 84, of 832 Main Street, Bentleyville, died at 1:40  P.M. Sunday, December 14, 1980, in Mon Valley Hospital.
  She was born Oct. 13, 1896, in East Millsboro, a daughter of George and Lydia Ball Gossett.
  Mrs. Poling belongs to Assembly of God Tabernacle, Bentleyville. She lived in Bentleyville for 25 years.
  Surviving are two sons, George of Elkart, Ind., and Leonard F. Poling of Bentleyville; one daughter, Mrs. Bruno (Lillian) Nuccetelli of Bentleyville R. D. 1; 20 grand children; 41 great-grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.
  Her husband, Raymond, and a son, John, are deceased.
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  Friends of Lillian S. Gossett Poling of 832 Main Street, Bentleyville, who died Sunday, December 14, 1980, will be received from 7 to 9 P. M. Monday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Tuesday in the Leonard M. Pavlic Funeral Home, Inc., 405 Main Street, Bentleyville, where services will be held at 11 A.M.Wednesday, Dec. 17, by the Rev. Richard Godfrey. Burial in Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson, Greene County.


POLING, Lloyd, 1999, Frederciktown   (Submitted by Laura Nelle Poland Mallett)
  Lloyd F. Poling, 83, of Blanche Street, Fredericktown, died Saturday, November 20, 1999, in  his home.
  He was born January 29, 1916, in Rices Landing, a son of Amos Lloyd Poling and Effie Gossett Poling.
  Mr. Poling was a member of First United Methodist Church, Fredericktown.
  He was a retired painter, having worked for various construction companies in West Virginia, and was a member of International Brotherhood of Painters Local 91.
  Surviving are a son, Lloyd Samuel Poling of Fredericktown; a stepdaughter, Joyce Waugh of Fredericktown, Deemston Borough; four grandchildren, Theresa and Shawn Poling, Denise Tascana and Matthew Waugh; and a sister, Lydia Burkett of Rices Landing.  Deceased are two daughters, Ruth and Marlene; and two sisters, Effie Chiera and Bertha McCready.

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RAHE,  Agnes (FEY) , 1946, Duquesne    (Submitted by Mary)

   Mrs. Agnes Fey Rahe, widow of Henry Rahe died suddenly at her home, 401 Catherine St., Duquesne, today at 2:15 a.m.
   She was a daughter of the late John and Susanna Miller Fey and had spent her entire lifetime in Duquesne.
   She was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Duquesne, and the Ladies' Altar Society of that congreagation.  She is survived by the following brothers and sisters:  Mrs. Anna Ruhe, Mrs. Cecelia Snyder, Catherine, Nicholas, Joseph E. and Mary of Duquesne, Edward H. of Swissvale.
   Friends are being received at the residence Catherine St., Duquesne. A solemn high mass of requiem will be sung in St. Joseph's Church on Monday at 9:340 a.m. by the Rev. Charles Fehrenbach.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Source:  McKeesport Daily News, April 11, 1946, page 7



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SIMPSON, Lida H. (Donaldson) 1986, Roscoe

    Lida H. Simpson of Roscoe died Sunday, March 16, 1986 in Mon Valley Hospital.  She was 89.
    Mrs. Simpson was born July 21, 1896 in Roscoe, a daughter of the late Peter and Lydia Ann GILES DONALDSON.
    A lifelong resident of Roscoe, she was a member of the United Methodist Church, the American Legion Auxillary and the WBA, all of Roscoe.
    She was also a member of the Easter Star Lodge 211, California.
    Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Dorothy Simpson of Roscoe; and two grandchildren, Roberta Delasko of Johnstown and Douglas Simpson of Allenport.
    In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Mark C. Simpson, in 1967; three brothers; Robert, Fay and Paul Donaldson; and by a sister, Lillian Donaldson.
    Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9p.m. in the Ed Melenyzer Funeral Home, Inc., 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe.

>Valley Independent, Monday, March 17, 1986



SPEERS, Anne Eliza (Walker), early 1900's, West Bellevernon (Speers)

Death of Mrs. Speer.
    At one o'clock, p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, in West Bellevernon,
Pa., Mrs. Anna Eliza, wife of Capt. Solomon C. SPEERS.  She was born
April 5, 1836.  SHe was the daughter of Nathaniel R. and Marth Walker.
Her father was a native of Boston, Mass., and her mother was a daughter
of Thomas and Rebecca BROWNFIELD, of Fayette County, Pa.  She was
married to Capt. Solomon C. Speers May 6, 1857.  She leaves a bereaved
husband, two sons , and two daughters, and a large circl of friends.
She had been a member of the Baptist church for over thirty years.
Her's was a valuable life to her family, to her friends, and to the
church.  The funeral will take place Friday at 2 p.m.
 



STEWART, Matilda (Berner), 1949, California             (Submitted by Laura Nelle Poland Mallett)

    Mrs. Matilda Jane Stewart, 80, died Wednesday, June 29, 1949, at 10:15 a.m. at her home in California.  Death was due to a heart ailment, after a lingering illness.
    Mrs. Stewart, a daughter of John Calvin Berner and Sarah Elizabeth FIELDS Berner, was born May 17, 1869, in Smithfield.  She was the widow of Thomas Stewart, who died 26 years ago.  She was a resident of California for the last 45 years, and was a member of the California Methodist Church, having transfered her membership 35 years ago from the Roscoe Church.
    Surviving are eight children, Mrs. Ethel WAGNER, of Lancaster; Mrs Mary COATSWORTH, Walter B Stewart, Mrs Grace COATSWORTH, A. B. Stewart and Clell Stewart, all of California; Mrs. Ann UNDERWOOD, of Detroit, and mrs. Margaret FOWLER, of Brownsville; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.



STOCKTON, Frank William, 1978, Coal Center, Long Branch  (Submitted by Mike Donaldson)

    Former Long Branch burgess and Fayette City merchant, Frank William Stockton, Coal Center R.D. 1 died today at 2:50 a.m. in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.  He was 81.
    Mr. Stockton held a number of posts in Long Branch Borough in addition to his terms of office as burgess, including borough coucilman, auditor, road supervisor, and school board member.
    He was a former owner and active in the Stockton Brothers Grocery Store, Fayette City for 65 years.
    Born Nov. 25, 1896 in Burwordsley, near Chester, England, he was the son of the late John A. and Esther Threadgold Stockton.  He was a Long Branch resident most of his entire life.
    He was married March 14, 1923 to Alice Phillips Stockton, who survives.
    Mr. Stockton was a former member of the Mt. Tabor Methodist Church for many years for many years, and was a member of the Speers United Methodist Church.
    He also was a member of the Long Branch Community Grange No. 2072 and the Maple Creek Poultry Club.
    In addition to his parents, Mr. Stockton was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.
    Mr. Stockton, in addition to his widow, is survived by one son, John W. Stockton of Long Branch; one daughter, Mrs. Alex (Jean) Balla of Monroeville; and three grandsons, Jon SHane Stockton of Fayette City, and Bryan and Kevin Balla of Monroeville.
    Friends will be received in the Shelby D. Ferguson Funeral Home, 700 Broad Ave, Belle Vernon, from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Memorial Fund of the Speers United Methodist Church.

> The Valley Independent, Friday, June 30, 1978



STARK, Howard J., 1990, Roscoe    (submitted by Patty Faieta)

Howard J. "Babs" Stark, 76, of Roscoe, died Monday, March 26, 1990 in Mon Valley Hospital.

He was born August 22, 1913, in Roscoe, a son of the late Robert and Clementine Gollick Stark Sr.

Mr. Stark was Protestant by faith, and a member of the Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department for many years and a life member of the Slovak Beneficial Society of Roscoe.

He retired as a millwright from the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Company, Allenport Plant.

Mr. Stark was preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Brewer in 1972, Drusilla Leonetti in 1979 and Irene Atkinson in 1987; five brothers, George William in 1965, Robert Jr. in 1981, Myron "Butch" in 1983, John "Jack" in 1984 and Thomas in 1988.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Stark of Elco; two sons, Herman of Yorba Linda, CA and Roy of Marietta, OH; one daughter, Linda Swails of Fort Lauderdale, FL; seven grand-children; two sisters, Mrs. Russell (Marybelle) Neudorfer of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Mrs. Bessie Flaherty of Elco; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ed Melenyzer Funeral Homes Inc., 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe.  Interment will be at Belle Vernon Cemetery.
 



STARK, Robert, 1981, Roscoe   (submitted by Patty Faieta)

    Robert J. Stark, Jr., 79, River Street, Roscoe, died Thursday, December 24, 1981 at 2:15 a.m. in the Brownsville General Hospital.
    Born November 30, 1902 in Roscoe, he was the son of the late Robert and Clementine Gollick Stark.
    In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, George William and two sisters, Margaret Brewer in 1972 and Drusilla Leonetti in 1979.
    He was a member of the Mosse Club, Roscoe; a social member of the Roscoe Slovak Club and a retired employee of the No. 3 hot mill at the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Works, Allenport.  He was a Presbyterian by faith.
    Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Margaret Kipp Stark; a son, Robert, Monessen; a daughter, Caroline Bastian, Roscoe; 3 grandchildren; three sisters, Marybelle Neudorfer, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Irene Atkinson, Belle Vernon and Bessie Flaherty, Elco; four brothers, Thomas, Fayette City R. D. , Howard J., Roscoe, Myron C., Roscoe and John H., California.  Interment will be in Howe Cemetery, Coal Center.

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STARK, Thomas W, 1988, Perryopolis   (submitted by Patty Faieta)

    Thomas W. Stark Sr., 84, of Perryopolis, died Saturday, October 1, 1988 at 4:15 p.m. in Mon Valley Hospital after a short illness.
    He was born September 21, 1904, in Stockdale, a son of the late Robert and Clementina Gollick Stark.
    Mr. Stark was a member of the Little Redstone United Presbyterian Church, Fayette City.
    He retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation, Allenport plant.
    Mr. Sark was preceded in death by his wife Delila V. Wolfe Stark in 1974 and a granddaughter Ella V. Wood in 1981; four brothers and three sisters.
    Surviving are one son, Thomas W. Sark, Jr. at home, four daughters, Mrs. June Wood of Stockdale, Mrs. Doris Menia of Charleroi, Mrs. Lee Condron of Deland, FL, Mrs. Ira Lane Rabatin of Perryopolis; 19 grandchildren; one great great grandchild; one brother, Howard Stark of Roscoe; two sisters, Mrs. Marybelle Neudorfer of Davie, FL and Mrs. Bessie Flaherty of Elco.
    Friends will be received in the Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home, Main Street, Fayette City, today from 2 to 4  and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday until 2 p.m. Interment will be in Belle Vernon Cemetery.



SUMNEY, Dr. Frank F, Dravosburg, 1938   (Submitted by Barbi S. Sumney)

Veteran Physician Dies in Dravosburg Home at Age of 71

    Dr. Frank Foster Sumney, veteran Dravosburg physician and a former member of the State Legislative District, died at his home, 11 Maple Ave., in Dravosburg, at 11 p.m. yesterday.
    Dr. Sumney, a direct descendant of Isaac Sumney, pioneer Pennsylvania resident who founded Sumneytown in Montgomery County, had practiced medicine in Dravosburg since 1891.  He would have been 72 had he lived until April 3.
    He was former president of the Dravosburg School Board and served as a member of that body four years, 1898 to 1902.  He was also a former member of the Mifflin Township School Board and in 1917 served as a member of the Dravosburg Draft Board.
    He was born in Munntown, Washington County, Pa. on April 3, 1866, a son of Isaac and Elizabeth Foster Sumney.  He worked his way through old Jefferson Academy in Canonsburg, then enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, paying for his tuition by teaching school.
    He graduated from Pitt School of Medicine and, after taking a course in postgraduate work in Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, settled in Dravosburg in 1891.
    On June 6, 1894, he married the late Elizabeth Lawson.  Following her death, Dr. Sumney was married on Sept. 15, 1920, to Miss Besse Phillips.
    Describing himself as an "old time Jeffersonian Democrat," Dr. Sumney entered politics in 1934 as a candidate for the State Legislature from the Eleventh District.  He served one two year term, 1935-1936, but declined to run for a second.  He was an ardent supporter of New Deal principles at their earliest conception but later was opposed to many of the administration's policies.
    He was active in various civic affairs in Dravosburg and was a member of the Amity Presbyterian Church, county and state medical societies, Knights of Malta, Knights of Pythias, Junior Order of United American Mechanics, the Elks and the Sons of the American Revolution.
    He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Besse Phillips Sumney; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Hughes, of Dormont and Mrs. Janet McMullen, of Glassport; one son, Weir Mitchell Sumney of Clairton; four sisters, Mrs. Alice Canon, of Mt Lebanon; Mrs. Gertrude Scott, of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Hattie Gamble, of Manchester, Pa. and Mrs. Grace Wolf, of Washington, Pa.; one brother, Roy E. Sumney, of Washington, Pa. and five grandchildren.
    Friends will be received at the family residence where services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in charge of the Rev. John W. Black.  Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.
 

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TAYLOR, Maria  (Giannea) - 1986 , Belle Vernon     (Submitted by Laura Nelle Poland Mallett)

    A memorial service will be held this evening for Maria (CARROZZA) Taylor of 1101 Ghrahm St., Belle Vernon, who died Monday, April 28, 1986, at 8:24 a.m. in Mon Valley Hospital.  She was 82.
    Mrs. Taylor was born June 9, 1903, in Italy, a daughter of the late Nick and Leanora CORADDO GIANNEA.
    She was a member of the Jehovah Witness Congreagation of Monessen.
    Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her husband, Domenico.
    Survivors include six sons, Peter and Nick CARROZZA, both of Belle Vernon, Robert Carrozza of Spring Grove, Anthony Carrozza of Lancaster, Raymond Carrazzo of Paradise, Calif., and Henry Carrozza of Blairsville; tow daughters, Mrs. Chester (Eleanor) DOUTRICH of Lancaster and Mrs. Kenneth  (Elaine) MILLER of Christiana; 26 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.
    There will be no public visitation.  A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Kingdom Hall, Monessen.
    Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  The Carl J. Spalino Funeral Home, 819 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, is in charge of arrangements.

>The Valley Independent, Tues. April 29, 1986.


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WILSON, John A., 1977, Fayette City.            (Submitted by Laura Nelle Poland Mallett)

    John A. Wilson of 507 Connellsville St., Fayette City, died suddenly yesterday at 8:40 a.m. at his residence.  He was 62.
    Mr. Wilson was born Jan 6, 1915, in Vespa, a son of the late Albert and Annabelle RICKARD Wilson.
    He was retired from Tygart Steel Co., McKeesport, as an electrical maintenainceman.
    A veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy, he was a member of the Hanson-Cole American Legion Post 393, Fredericktown.
    Survivors include his widow, Imogene COPE Wilson; a son, Dennis Wilson of Albany Ga., a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Linda) EVANS of Monongahela R.D. 1; a brother Willis Wilson of Carnegie, and two granchildren.
    Friends are being received in the Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home, 334 Main St., Fayette City.



WISE, Carrie (Phillips), North Charleroi     (Submitted by Mike Donaldson)

    Mrs. Carrie C. Wise, 318 Sheppard Ave., North Charleroi, died at her home suddenly Saturday, November 19, at 8:30 p.m.
    She was born in Fallowfield  Township August 18, 1878, a daughter of David R. Phillips and Alice WRIGHT Phillips.  She had spent her entire life in Washington County.
    She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Cgrist of Later Day Saints of  North Charleroi.
    She is survived by her husband, John Wise; one son, Harold H. of Kirkland, O.; two daughters, Mrs. Henry WINSHIP of North Charleroi and Mrs. Clarence WINSHIP of North Charleroi; one sister, Mrs. Viola CHESTER of Uniontown and 12 grandchildren.


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ZIPPAY, George  - 1950 , Charleroi

    George ZIPPAY, aged 81 years, who resided on a farm in Charleroi R.D. for the past 40 years, died February 20 at 9:30 p.m., after an illness of over two years.  He came to America 50 years ago from Czecho-Slovakia.  He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church, Charleroi and Charleroi Lodge S. E. U. 46.
    Surviving are his wife, Anna; four sons, George Jr., John D., and Joseph, all of Charleroi R.D., and Andrew, Monongahela; four daughters, Mrs. anna MELUCH, Charleroi R.D., Mrs. Mary BELLIAN, Ellwood City, Mrs. Ella CHESMAR, Charleroi, Mrs. Helen BATES, Pittsburgh.  There are 17 great grandchildren.
    Friends are being received at the Francis C. Slezak Funeral Home, Charleroi.

>The Monessen Daily Independent - Feb 21, 1950


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