Burials Listed in Area Newspapers for Greenridge Memorial Park
Mrs. Virginia L. Chesky, 62, of Irwin (Greenridge), died Sunday, Aug. 15, 1993, at her home. She was born May 22, 1931, in Export, a daughter of Mrs. Rose B. Cook of Jeannette. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Chesky was a member of St. Edward Roman Catholic Church, Herminie. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 41 years, William L. Chesky; three daughters, Mrs. Michael (Anita) Wehrle of Irwin, Miss Amy Chesky of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Mark (Julie) Luncher of Waldorf, Md.; a brother, Mr. Tony LaFrance of New Castle; a sister, Mrs. Lewis (Helena) Calisti of Jeannette; a granddaughter, Meredith; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Edward Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Anthony Ditto as celebrant. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. A parish Rosary will be recited Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
Virginia Lee Crowe, 49, of Scottdale RD2 (East Huntingdon Township), died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1994, in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mt. Pleasant. She was born June 24, 1944, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Frank F. and Thelma Virginia Hurst Crowe. She was a retired reading specialist with the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit No. 7 in Greensburg, formerly working at the Donegal Elementary School for the Mt. Pleasant School District. She was a graduate of East Huntingdon High School, Class of 1961; had received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Clarion University and her master's degree in education as a reading specialist at California State University. She was a member of the PSEA; the Jacob's Creek United Methodist Church; the Church and Jacob's Creek Charge-Wide Choirs; was president of the Jacob's Creek United Methodist Women; was a volunteer secretary for the Jacob's Creek Charge; a former Youth Leader; and a member of the Scottdale Choral Society. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Donald (Beverly) Lindsay of Vanderbilt, Mrs. James (Joyce) Ohler of Scottdale and Mrs. Douglas (Debra) Cook of Scottdale RD2; four brothers, Alfred H. of Acme, Frank W. of Salt Lake City, Utah, Robert A. of Connellsville and Kenneth H. Crowe of Brown's Mills, N.J.; a special friend, Bill Redpath of Greensburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 9 p.m., where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Edward L. Clarke officiating. Interment will follow in Greenridge Memorial Park, Bullskin Township.
Mary Belle Garbart, 96, of Dickerson Run, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 1994, in the Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. She was born Nov. 26, 1897, in Franklin Township, a daughter of the late John Kennedy Ewing and Magdalene Foster Galley. She was a member of the East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Vanderbilt. She was a graduate of California Normal School and was a teacher for a number of years. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Allen S. (Henrietta) Edwards of Dickerson Run; a brother, Allen Q. Galley of Vanderbilt RD1; two nieces, Mrs. William D. (Nancy) Roderick and Mrs. J. Wayne (Rebecca) Smith, both of Pittsburgh; and a nephew, Thomas W. Galley of Vanderbilt RD1. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas, in 1982. Friends will be received in the RALPH E. GALLEY FUNERAL HOME, Dawson, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday until 11 a.m., the hour of the service with the Rev. Jane Young officiating. Interment in Greenridge Memorial Park.
Doris J. Ackerman Ghrist, 56, of Latrobe RD1, died Tuesday, April 19, 1994, at her home. She was born July 6, 1937, in Unity Township, a daughter of the late Frank H. and Dorothy J. Reynolds Ackerman. She was a member of Free Methodist Church of Greensburg. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence L. Ghrist; three daughters, Mrs. James (Jane) Carney of Latrobe RD4, Mrs. Charles (Judy) Coleman of Horseheads, N.Y., and Mrs. Earnest (Joyce) Stewart of Latrobe RD1; a sister, Mrs. Morris (Leora) Smith of Latrobe RD1; four brothers, Robert of Latrobe RD1, Raymond of Mt. Pleasant RD4, William of Latrobe RD1 and Richard Ackerman of Latrobe RD4; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Pleasant Unity, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Free Methodist Church, Greensburg, with Pastor Byron T. Eisaman officiating.
Interment will follow in Greenridge Memorial Park, Bullskin Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 593 Rugh St., Greensburg, Pa. 15601 or the American Lung Association of Western Pa., Box 100, Warrendale, Pa. 15086.
Kenneth P. "Kenny" Hager, 23, of Irwin, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 1994, at his home. He was born Nov. 19, 1971, in Greensburg, son of Nathan and Clara Ann Peterson Hager of Irwin. He was the owner of Kenny's Video Service of Irwin. He was a senior at California University where he was a member of the Phi Sigma Pi Honor Society Fraternity. He was a graduate of the Hempfield High School Class of 1990. He was a member of the West Hempfield Presbyterian Church of Irwin. Kenny was very active doing volunteer work for both the Cancer Society and the Make a Wish Foundation of Pittsburgh. He was also a member of the Support System for the Candlelighter Childhood Cancer Foundation of Pittsburgh. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Nathan P. and Maria Delauter Hager formerly of Keyser, W.Va., and his maternal grandparents, Kenneth A.T. and Arietta McManus Peterson, formerly of Everson. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his fiance of three years, Kim Kruis of Altoona. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME, Fifth and Oak streets, Irwin, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the West Hempfield Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John B. Simpson, his pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenridge Memorial Park, Connellsville. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Make a Wish Foundation of Pittsburgh.
Jennifer Lee Hennessey, 13, of Dawson RD1, died Friday, Nov. 4, 1994, as a result of an automobile accident. She was born in Greensburg on June 26, 1981, a daughter of Michael and Patricia Hall Hennessey. She was an eighth grade student in the Frazier School District. She was a member of the Tyrone Presbyterian Church and the Sons of Italy Junior Bowling League. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are two sisters, Michele and Amy at home; and paternal grandfather, William Hennessey of Dawson RD1. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, William and Frances Hall; and paternal grandmother, Anna Mae Hennessey. Friends will be received in the RALPH E. GALLEY FUNERAL HOME, Dawson, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 1 p.m., the hour of the service with the Rev. Candace Cook-Anders officiating. Interment in Greenridge Memorial Park.
James H. Kirshner, 44, of 103 Cochran Road, Connellsville, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1993, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. He was born Aug. 14, 1949, in Greensburg, a son of Harry J. Kirshner and the late Elizabeth Mantios Kirshner. He was a member of the Christian Church of Connellsville. He was a self-employed contractor. He was also employed by the Borough of Scottdale as a Housing Rehabilitation Officer. He is survived by his wife, Margaret `Maggie' Weaver Kirshner; three sons, James Kirshner II, David and Dempsey Kirshner, all at home; three sisters, Ann Vidonish of Uniontown, Kathy Graves of California and Ellen Potter of Baltimore, Md.; and three brothers, Joseph of Washington State, a twin brother, Harry Kirshner of Greensburg and John Kirshner of New Jersey. Friends will be received today from 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, where services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ty Sabella officiating. Interment will follow in Greenridge Memorial Park, Connellsville.
Sylvia Bell Brothers Stout Lentz, 85, of 216 Palamino Drive, Oakdale, Pa., formerly of Greenwood Heights, Connellsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1994, in Ohio Valley General Hospital, McKees Rocks. She was born Feb. 28, 1909, in Continental I, Fayette County, a daughter of the late Harry and Katherine Niswonger Brothers. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Scottdale. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Raymond Stout, in 1933; her second husband, Kenneth ``Hocky'' Lentz, in 1981; three children in infancy; and four sisters, Stella Ross, Sarah Rice, Irene Mong and Virginia Rice. She is survived by a son, Robert L. Stout of Scottdale; two daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Betty) Smith, with whom she resided, and Mrs. August (Sandra L.) Nudo of Dawson; five grandchildren, Krystal McBeth, Karen Griffith, Stephen Smith, Kenneth R. Nudo and Terri Stout; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Levi Brothers of Mt. Pleasant. Friends will be received in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert B. Patton officiating. Interment will follow in Greenridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.
Grace E. Marshall, 65, of Hunker, died Friday, Jan. 7, 1994, at her home. She was born July 26, 1928, in Everson, a daughter of the late M. Paul McCloy and Leota Dibler McCloy King. She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Marshall; her stepfather, Harold King; a brother, James McCloy; and a sister, Hazel McCloy. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Mt. Pleasant. She is survived by two sons, Terry L. Marshall of Lowber and Barry A. Marshall of Hunker; four grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Coddington of Ruffsdale; two daughters-in-law, Ruth Marshall and Blanche Marshall. Friends will be received at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., Youngwood, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Monday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Dale Dickerson officiating. Interment will be in Greenridge Memorial Park, Fayette County.
Irene S. Poole, 65, of Ruffsdale RD1, died Friday, June 11, 1993, at Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. She was born Jan. 26, 1928, in Bovard, a daughter of Pearl Nagy Salai of Youngwood, and the late Alex Salai. She was a retired employee of Bell Telephone. She was a member of Christ Reformed Church, Ruffsdale; a member of the Order of the Ameranth, Mt. Pleasant; a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Scottdale; and the Bell Telephone Pioneers. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Hamilton. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Philip M. Poole; three brothers, Eugene and Thomas Salai, both of Ruffsdale RD1 and William Salai of Youngwood. Friends will be received at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Harold S. Kinard officiating. Interment will follow in Greenridge Memorial Park.
Ralph J. Schroyer, 78, of Scottdale RD1 (Mt. Nebo), East Huntingdon Township, died Saturday, May 28, 1994, at his residence. He was born July 30, 1915, in Mill Run, Pa., a son of the late Jay and Hazel Joseph Schroyer. He was a former member of Scottdale Mennonite Church and presently a member of Mt. Nebo Evangelical United Methodist Church. He was a retired inspector for U.S. Steel, Irvin Works, with 36 years' service. He was an avid camper and member of The Ridge Runners Trailer Club, where he served as Wagon Master for several years, the Good Sam Club and the NCHA Club. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Mae Mingle Schroyer, with whom he celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on Sept. 21, 1993; a son, Ralph E. Schroyer Jr. of Donora; eight daughters, Mrs. John (Della Mae) Bracken of Pottsville, Mrs. William (Judith Ann) Johnson of Scottdale, Mrs. John (Norma Jean) Phuntek of Syracuse, N.Y., Mrs. Carl (Nancy Lee) Airhart of Clyde, Mrs. James (Linda Sue) Lynn of Ft. Meade, Md., Mrs. Walter (Deborah Diana) Grabosky and Mrs. Kevin (Brenda Louise) Kurth, both of Ruffsdale, and Mrs. Michael (Cynthia Arlene) Kocan of Millville; 24 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Thelma Clark of Scottdale; and five brothers, Dorman Schroyer of Scottdale, Arthur Schroyer and Milford Schroyer, both of Ruffsdale RD1, Vernon ``J.L.'' Schroyer of Burlington, Wis., and Richard Schroyer of Ocala, Fla.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Wayne Owen Schroyer, on Sept. 24, 1992, and Junior Schroyer, in 1930. Friends will be received in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Terry V. Murray, senior pastor of Pennsville Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Greenridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. The family suggests memorials be made to Westmoreland Hospice, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Pa. 15601, in memory of Ralph J. Schroyer.
James C. 'Jub' Smouse, 38, of Dawson RD1, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 1994, at his home. He was born in Mt. Pleasant, March 6, 1956, the son of Doris Ruth Tarr Smouse of Scottdale and the late Harold L. Smouse, who died Dec. 25, 1981. He was employed as a Decon Specialist for Bartlett Necular Co., and A.R.C. Inc., for the past five years. He was also a former employee of Hidden Valley Ski Resort and Ehler Auto Parts of Belle Vernon. He was a graduate of Southmoreland High School, Class of 1974. He was a social member of the Everson V.F.W. Post. He was Methodist by faith. In addition to his mother, Doris Ruth Tarr Smouse of Scottdale, he is survived by his wife, Karen M. Wells Smouse, with whom he celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary Sept. 13, 1994; a son, Cody James Smouse at home; a sister, Mrs. Paul M. (Donna L.) Madaras of Pittsburgh; two nephews and one niece; a number of uncles and aunts; his father and mother-in-law, Jack and Florence Kiliany Wells of Mt. Pleasant RD3; a brother-in-law, Jack Wells and his wife Rhonda Schwartz of Dallas, Texas; and a sister-in-law, Darla A. Lyons and her husband Thomas of Acme. Friends will be received in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Emil S. Payer, Pastor of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, officiating. Interment will follow in Greenridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.
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