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Thomas Bruce Cullen 03-22-2013 Lt. Commander Thomas Bruce Cullen, 55, of Wilmington, North Carolina, died unexpectedly Friday, March 22, 2013 in Aberdeen, NC. He was born October 8, 1957 in Lakewood, Ohio, the son of Col. Thomas Bruce and Martha Ann Mylius Cullen who survive and reside in Jacksonville, Florida. Tom was a 1976 graduate of Woodbridge Senior High School in Woodbridge, Virginia. He graduated with bachelor of science degrees in Zoology from Ohio University and in Computer Science from St. Mary's College in Nebraska. He entered the US Airforce while residing in Omaha, Nebraska and later transferred to the US Navy retiring as a Lt. Commander in 2004. Tom was preceded in death by his first wife, Cynthia Ann Rostosky Cullen who died October 8, 2001. He is survived by a son, Sgt. Christopher Cullen and wife Amy, currently stationed in Italy; daughter, Kimberly Cullen Dufault and husband Darin of Charleston, South Carolina; wife, Christa Cohan Cullen of Wilmington, North Carolina; sister, Patricia Cullen of Jacksonville, Florida; brother, John Cullen of Wisconsin; mother-in-law, Helen Majchrycz Rostosky of Monongahela; brother-in-law, Pete Rostosky and wife Connie of McMurray; sister-in-law, Sandy Bylicki and husband Jeff of Monongahela; several nieces and nephews; his beloved dog Cocoa. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Jeffrey Winters officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the grave by the US Navy.
Aaron "Reese" Isaac, Jr. 06-13-2009 Aaron "Reese" Isaac, Jr. 88, of Monongahela, died Saturday, June 13, 2009 in Jefferson Hills Manor, Pittsburgh. He was born on March 20, 1921, in Charleroi, a son of A. Reese and Ethel Greenaweld Isaac. Reese was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela and a US Navy veteran serving during WW II. He retired from the United States Post Office in Columbus, Ohio as a postal supervisor. He and his wife Jean enjoyed golfing and camping together. He is survived by his wife Jean Johnson Isaac of Monongahela, two daughters Darla Newman and husband Wayne of New Eagle, Patricia Furiga of Mesa, Arizona, and a step daughter Nancy Goodling of Apple Valley, California; six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, great great twin grandsons and three step granddaughters. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Donald and Calvin Isaac. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 609 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Aaron Micah Hart 01-16-2014 Aaron Micah Hart, 42, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Finleyville, died unexpectedly and departed into his heavenly Father's arms on Thursday, January 16, 2014. He was born November 28, 1971 in Miami, Florida, the son of Beverly Tustin Hart who survives and resides in Finleyville and the late Ronald John Wilson Hart. Aaron graduated from high school in Miami, Florida and attended the University of Seattle. He spent most of his life in Florida and Georgia. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Lonnie Terkay of Lakeland, Florida, Jaycen Jester of Elizabeth Township; two sisters, Angela Castelvacchi and husband Matthew of Jacksonville, Florida, Lisa Falcone and husband Steve of Palm Bay, Florida; maternal grandmother, Wanita Roberts Tustin of Finleyville; two aunts, Martha Halechko and Cindy Newbon, both of Finleyville; very best friend, Debbie W. of Key Largo, Florida. A special thanks to Anitra B. of the task force of Pittsburgh for being there. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating at the Frye Funeral Home, 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela.
Ada Falappi 04-02-2010 Ada Falappi, 86, of Monongahela, died Friday, April 2, 2010 in the Victoria House, Monessen. She was born January 30, 1924 in Monongahela, a daughter of the late Geno and Nicolina Maccioni. Mrs. Falappi was a member of St. Anthonys Church in Monongahela. For several years she was employed as a seamstress at Donora Sportswear. She enjoyed cooking, playing bingo and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her son, Donald and wife Barbara Falappi of Monongahela; three daughters Janice Falappi of Donora, Tamira and husband Boleslaw Jankowski of Fellsburg, Michele and husband Scott Falbo of Monessen; seven grandchildren: Natalie Artis, Dana Chambers, Tamira Spedaliere, Christina Vernet, Lisa Renner, B.J. Jankowski and Bailey Falbo; eight great grandchildren: Nicolee Artis, Jacob, Joel and Josh Chambers, Maria Spedaliere, Chase, Carson and Cloey Renner; sister Tosca Affinito of Canonsburg. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Joseph Falappi, who died on June 15, 1981. Friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 AM in St. Anthony's Church with the Rev. Robert Coyne, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.
Ada Hixson 05-31-2011 Ada Hixson, 93, of Monroeville, formerly of Manown (Forward Twp.) died Tuesday, May 31, 2011 in the Woodhaven Care Center, Monroeville. She was born May 29, 1918 in Monongahela, the daughter of Enrico and Maria Pierattini Panicucci. Ada was a resident of Manown until 2001 when she moved in with her great niece Patsy. She always took excellent care of her home and enjoyed spending time with her many dogs. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Monongahela. She is survived by her great niece, Patsy Jo and husband Carl Pro of Monroeville, niece, Marlene Pascarella of New Eagle, and nephews, Gary Panicucci of Pittsburgh, Robert Panicucci of San Antonio, Texas; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Vernon Hixson; sister,Tosca Grant; brothers and sisters-in-laws, Primo and Florence Panicucci, James and Rose Panicucci and her niece, Norma Caprio. Friends will be received on Friday, June 3, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 4, at 12:00 PM with Rev. Gerald Demarest, officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grane Hospice,105 Gamma Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.
Ada Gay Streets 02-07-2009 Ada Gay Streets 81, of Belle Vernon, (Rostraver Twp.), died February 7, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born July 1, 1927, in Philippi, West Virginia, a daughter of Harrison Bradford and Perlina Mitchell Shaffer. Mrs. Streets spent her life caring for her family. She was a member of the Bunola Nazarene Church. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, playing cards and working in her vegetable and flower gardens. She was a very giving person and will be sadly missed by her family. She is survived by eleven children: Shirley Stout of West Newton, Helen and husband Harvey Noel of Trafford, Earl Streets of Irwin, Virginia and husband Thomas Troy of Brownsville, Bradford Streets of Belle Vernon, Eugene and wife Monica Streets of West Newton, Edith Bainbridge of Herminie, Michael and wife Kathy Streets of Belle Vernon, Caroline and husband Mark Schneider of West Newton, Judith and husband William Haney of West Newton, Diana and husband Dale Barkefelt of Jeannette, 43 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren; four brothers: Raymond and wife Carol Shaffer of Clairton, Charles and wife Zona Shaffer of Bunola, William and wife Mary Shaffer of Ohio, Harrison Shaffer of Bunola. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Earl Allen Streets. Friends will be received on Monday 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Ron Doran officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth.
Adora J. "DoDo" Kelly 02-14-2013 Adora Jean "DoDo" Kelly, 81, of Monongahela, (Foward Township) died unexpectedly Thursday, February 14, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born September 29, 1931 in New Eagle, the daughter of Alfred Pellegrini and Lenzina Lenzi Rapp and step daughter of Andrew Rapp. Mrs. Kelly was a graduate of Monongahela High School. Since 1950, along with her husband Fred, they owned and operated Rapp's Restaurant and Bar in Forward Township. DoDo's work ethic was very strong and it was not unusual for her to work from morning until night. She was well known throughout the area for her Italian cuisine, especially her ravioli's. When she had time to spare, she enjoying playing bingo. She is survived by her son, Andrew P. Kelly and his wife Eva of Forward Township; grandson, Bryan Drew Kelly of Forward Township; granddaughter, Lisa O'Malley of Pleasant Hills; two great grandsons, Aydan and Nolan O'Malley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Kelly who died February 27, 2004. Friends will be received on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. William Bailey officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Albert Andrews 07-18-2012 Albert Andrews, 71, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born July 27, 1940 in New Eagle, the son of the late George and Mary Amelia Sterbinsky Horvat. Albert was a graduate of Rostraver High School and earned his bachelor of science degree in education from California State College. He was a member and on church council at St.John's Lutheran Church in Charleroi. He was a peacetime veteran, having served in the US Army and was retired from Penn Dot. Albert was a train enthusiast, enjoyed mechanical work on automobiles, loved to go camping and work in his vegetable garden. Quite the friendly person, Albert always enjoyed talking to people. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Guydan Kachursky Andrews; daughter, Denise Feist and husband Jim of Halethorpe, MD; step daughter, Debbi DiTullio and husband Paul of Beaver Falls; step son, John M. Kachursky and wife Annamae of Sharon; two step granddaughters, Jessica Senger and husband Paul, Julie Skaine; two sisters, Mary Ruscitti and husband Roland of Belle Vernon, Georgia Brown and husband Eddie Wakubco of Pittsburgh; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Friends will be received on Thursday, July 19, from 6-8 PM and Friday, July 20, from 1-3 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 21, at 11:00 AM in St. John's Lutheran Church with Rev. Frank Zeman officiating. Anyone planning on attending the funeral service is asked to go directly to the church. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 138, Charleroi, PA 15022 or to American Cancer Society of Washington Co., P.O. Box 275, Washington, PA 15301
Alberta Nosal-Fine 01-24-2010 Alberta Elizabeth Pishney Nosal-Fine, 84, of Finleyville, (Union Twp.), died Sunday, January 24, 2010, in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born November 30, 1925 in Charleroi, a daughter of the late George Herman and Anna Body Pishney. Alberta was a graduate of Monongahela High School class of 1943 and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Finleyville. Alberta along with her first husband Paul, owned and operated Nosal's Grocery Store in Donora for over 20 years. She retired after 14 years as a bus driver for the Ringgold School District. She was a former member of Blaine Hill AARP, and the Forward Township Senior Citizens. Alberta loved to travel, garden, and bake. She is survived by her husband James P. "Phil" Fine with whom she celebrated 13 years of marriage on August 31, 2009; three daughters and two sons: Barbara and husband Rick Heinze of Finleyville, Paulette and husband Pete Lynch of Berwyn, Gerry and wife Mary Nosal of Verona, Paul Nosal, Jr. of Brookville, Roxanne Nosal, LTC(R) of Reston, Virginia; six grandchildren, two step grandchildren, and two step great grandchildren, sister Wilhelmina Fetchen of Bunola, and a brother, George Pishney of Riverhill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Adam Nosal, three sisters, Martha Butella, Henrietta Fine, and Margaret Gerhard, and two brothers, Floyd, and her twin Albert Pishney. Friends will be received 7-9 Tuesday and 2-4 and 7-9 Wednesday in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday at 10:00AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Finleyville, with the Rev. Robert Boyle, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Alex Popp 06-23-2009 Beloved father and grandfather, Alex Popp, 86, of Finleyville, passed away June 23, 2009 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pittsburgh. He was born June 6, 1923 in Lakewood, Ohio, a son of Alex and Anna Stanky Popp. Alex was a US Army Veteran of World War II, where he initially was a clerk performing a variety of tasks for an anti-aircraft gun battalion. At the end of his tour in Saipan, he was promoted to Corporal. He then enlisted in the National Reserves for 7 years. He was also a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, where he was a Training Specialist in the 3rd Armored Division for Automobile Mechanics, was awarded the Carbine Sharpshooter Award, and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant from the U.S. Armed Forces. Alex was a Patcher Foreman at U.S. Steel, Clairton Works where he worked for over 28 years and retired in 1983. During his time as foreman, he traveled to various U.S. Steel Mills throughout the country as a trouble shooter. He also was an international consultant for U.S. Steel in Mexico, India, Spain, Japan, and Slovakia. His memberships include the First Presbyterian Church of Finleyville, where he was a member of the session and a trustee of the church, the VFW Memorial Park Post 764 of McMurray, the Lions Club of Finleyville, a Boy Scout Leader in Monongahela,, the Henry M. Phillips Lodge 337 F&AM of Monongahela, the Syria Temple, A.A.P.N.M.S. of Pittsburgh, the Shriners of North America and a very active member in the Silver Sneakers Program at the Mon Valley YMCA. Alex's interests included working on and restoring cars, reading, and spending many wonderful times and holidays with his family. He always felt that family was everything in life. Traveling was another interest which Alex and his family enjoyed. He loved taking Caribbean Cruises. Education was always a priority. From the time his children started school, the goal he set for each was to get a college education. He was very proud of his children and his grandchildren being college graduates and made a point to be at all their college graduations even as far as away as Cornell University. He is survived by three daughters and a son: Alexis and her husband Rod Herron of Finleyville, Patty Jean and her husband Robert Leyshock of Greensburg, Kimberly and her husband Eric Wick of Karns City, and Robert and his wife Alexis Popp of Imperial; six grandchildren Matthew and Sean Leyshock, Justin, Adam and Christina Wick and Alex D. Popp and his Best Friend Forever, Betty Morrison of Eighty Four. He also leaves behind a brother Joseph Popp and a sister and brother-in-law Margaret and Thomas Sadler, all of Monongahela. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Rosemarie Kennel Popp who died June 21, 2000, also his brother, Dan Popp and his sisters Julia Polinsky and Mary Filippelli. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Additional visitations on Saturday from 10-11:30 AM, at which time the funeral service will take place with the Rev. John Campbell officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Finleyville Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 10 Duff Road, Suite 304, Pittsburgh, PA 15235-3207.The Henry M. Phillips Lodge 337 F&AM will conduct services Friday evening at 7:00 PM in the funeral home.
Alexander B. Berry 08-15-2009 Alexander Blain Berry, 82, of New Eagle, died Saturday, August 15, 2009. He was born June 16, 1927, in Canonsburg, a son of William and Norma Hixon Berry. Mr. Berry retired in 1986 from US Steel Clairton Works after 30 years of service and was a US Army veteran serving during the Korean War. He was an avid walleye fisherman and enjoyed the constant companionship of his cat, Izzie. Mr. Berry was one of eleven children. He is survived by one brother Kenneth Berry formerly of Monongahela and numerous nieces and nephews. In additon to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Thelma Tharp Berry who died May 25, 1994, three brothers William, Hultz and Tom Berry and six sisters Gladys Compton, Betty Smith, Lois Spriggs, Agnes Nale, Elizabeth Herceg and Edith Smith. Friends will be received on Friday, August 21, 2009 from 12-2 in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. Memorial contributions may be made to Viaquest Hospice, 510 Main Street, Irwin, PA 15642.
Alexandria "Judy" Mallory 11-07-2008 Alexandria "Judy" Carol Mallory 59, of New Eagle, died unexpectedly after a brief and courageous battle with cancer on Friday, November 7, 2008 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born on May 15, 1949, in New Eagle, a daughter of Mildred Fine Miller who survives and resides in New Eagle, and the late James Miller. Judy was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1967 and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela. She was currently employed as vice president of operations at PNC Bank in Pittsburgh. Prior to her employment at PNC, she was the senior vice president of operations at National City Bank on the northside of Pittsburgh. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her daughter Michelle Barkey and husband Chad of Elco, grandson Andrew Jude Barkey and two sisters Mary Alice McDuffie and Billie Jim Corbin, both of New Eagle. Friends will be received on Saturday 7-9 and Sunday 12-2 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society of Washington County, 135 South College Street, Washington, PA 15301.
Alice Jane Burgan 12-08-2013 Alice Jane "AJ" Burgan, 65, of New Eagle, died unexpectedly Sunday, December 8, 2013 in her home. She was born April 3, 1948 in New Eagle, the daughter of the late Charles Francis and Mildred Elizabeth Smail Rice. Alice was currently employed at SKC Inc. in Eighty Four. She enjoyed going on trips to the Meadows and watching tennis and bowling on television. She is survived by her daughter, Carey Lewis and husband Dave of Fredericktown; grandsons, Jeremiah and Alexander Lewis; two brothers, James Rice and wife Helen, Samuel Rice and wife Belinda; and two sisters, Arbutus "Sis" Himich, Ruth Ann Gregg and husband William, all of New Eagle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Charles F. Rice, Jr. and a sister, Juanita Subasick. Friends will be received on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Inurnment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Monongahela at the convenience of the family.
Alma Hyslop 12-28-2012 Alma Hyslop, 95, of Monongahela, died Friday, December 28, 2012 in the Mon Valley Care Center, Monongahela. She was born May 12, 1917 in Roscoe, the daughter of Thomas and Isabella Blair Gales. Alma was the oldest member of the Church of the Nazarene in Monongahela. Over the years, she taught children in Sunday school and was a member of the Reapers Class and the Nazarene Missionary Society. Alma was formerly employed at Corning Glass in Charleroi. In her younger years, she enjoyed spending time in her vegetable garden. She also liked to crochet and read. She is survived by her daughter, Tammy Barch and husband Robert of Lakeland, FL; two sons, George "Tom" Hyslop, Jr. and wife Jo Lee, Mark Hyslop and wife Tawny, all of Monongahela; eight grandchildren, Tammy Jo Lewis, Bobby Barch, Jr., Renee' Barch Niles, Shawn Barch, Jackie Lee Wadsworth, Matthew Thomas, Michele Lee and Wesley Hyslop; seven great grandchildren, Joshua Caruthers, Robert and Dustin Barch, Alycia, Kristalyn and Kortney Wadsworth, Jaxson Hyslop. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Leslie Collin; her second husband, George Thomas Hyslop, Sr.; three sisters, Ethel Larson, Irene Sarber and Ruth McLuckie; three brothers, Thomas, George and Blair Gales. Friends will be received on Sunday, December 30, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 31, 2012 at the Church of the Nazarene at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Raymond DiCamillo officiating. Family and friends attending the funeral service on Monday are asked to go directly to the church. Interment will be in Howe Cemetery, Coal Center and at the family's request will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Nazarene, 206 Tenth Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Amelia "Millie" Zmigrosky 11-17-2009 Amelia "Millie" Zmigrosky, 92, of Oakmont, formerly of Monongahela, died Tuesday, November 17, 2009 in St. Margaret's Hospital, UPMC, Pittsburgh. Born on August 6, 1917, in Fall River, Mass., she was the daughter of Matthew and Anna Rezsetar Bik. Mrs. Zmigrosky was a member of St. Anthony's Church in Monongahela and its Altar Rosary-Christian Mothers. Very welcoming and gracious to her guests whenever they entered her home, Millie was an excellent cook and how wonderful it was to be at her home around the holidays. She especially enjoyed baking paska bread for Easter and pierogies at Christmas time, and when she was able she also liked to spend her time sewing and crocheting. She is the loving mother of Paul and his wife Shelah Zmigrosky of Frisco, Texas, and Steve Zmigrosky of Pittsburgh; and the loving grandmother of Paul Matthew Zmigrosky II and his wife Susan of Dallas, Texas; sister of Michael Bik of Fall River, Mass.; and aunt of Anne McMahon of Alexandria, Virginia. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Michael Zmigrosky who died February 23, 2005. Friends will be received noon to 8 pm Thursday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at 10:00 AM in St. Anthony's Church with the Rev. Joseph Feltz, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Margaret's Foundation, Suite 100, Medical Arts Building, 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15215. St. Anthonys Altar Rosary-Christian Mothers will recite the rosaries on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 pm in the funeral home.
Amelia Bertha Gaidos 11-16-2008 Amelia Bertha Gaidos 74, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Sunday, November 16, 2008 in the Washington Hospital. She was born June 23, 1934, in Monongahela, a daughter of the late John Jr. and Mary Frances Augustine Vaira. Amelia was married on June 24, 1952 in St. Anthonys Church to Pete "Smokey" Gaidos. In past years she was employed at the Monongahela Valley Country Club as a waitress, the former Charleroi Monessen Hospital where she worked in the cafeteria and at the Second Time Around antique shop in Donora. She was a member of St. Anthonys Church in Monongahela and also spent a great deal of her time being a caretaker to many in her neighborhood. Amelia was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved to spend time with her family. She is survived by two daughters and a son: Rose Ann Korba and husband Randy of Eighty Four, Bernadette Gaidos and James Anthony "PeeWee" Gaidos, both at home; three grandchildren Deanna Cheberenchick and husband David, Christa and Kayla Brooks; two great grandchildren Bella and Amy Cheberenchick; brother Eugene Vaira of Carroll Twp.; companion David Todd of Monongahela; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Pete "Smokey" Gaidos, Jr. who died on May 2, 1992. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held in St. Anthonys Church on Thursday at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Joseph Feltz, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthonys Church, 225 Park Avenue, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Amelia Lee Vaught 05-31-2009 Amelia Lee Vaught, 19, of Finleyville, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 31, 2009. She was born September 15, 1989, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Robert and Marian Koza Vaught who survive and reside in Finleyville. Amelia was a graduate of Ringgold High School, class of 2008. She currently finished her first year of college at Indiana University of Pennsyvania and had attended Edwards Chapel Methodist Church in Finleyville. Amelia enjoyed life, loved people and had an amazing sense of humor. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother Austin Vaught of Finleyville; paternal grandparents Charles and Gloria Basham Vaught of Shelbyville, Kentucky; maternal grandmother Norma Hutchison Koza of Lawrence; aunt Susan Koza of Lawrence, four uncles Ronald Novosel of Butler, Michael Vaught and wife Beth of Daingerfield, Texas, William Vaught and wife Jennifer of Atlanta, Georgia and John Eckman of Louisville, Kentucky; and six cousins Casey Koza, William and Andrew Eckman, Regina, Amanda and Steven Vaught. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Frank Koza and her aunt Linda Eckman who died March 3, 2009. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. James O'Brien officiating.
Andrew Minjock 12-26-2008 Andrew Minjock 77, of Monongahela, died December 26, 2008 in the Bentleyville Personal Care Home. He was born April 26, 1931, in Forward Twp., a son of the late Harry and Mary Struniak Minjock. Andy retired from the former Lee Norse Company in Charleroi after 34 years of employment. He was a member of the Spanish Club and a social member of the American Legion Ernest E. Jobes Post 212, both of Donora. An avid Nascar enthusiast, he enjoyed watching and going to the Winston Cup. He also enjoyed going to the former Ponderosa Park in Ohio to watch the concerts. He is survived by his long time companion Jeannetta Stants of Monongahela with whom he shared over 30 years of his life; her daughters whom he raised and was a father to: Darla and Bobbie McCune, both of Monongahela, and a grandfather to Devin McCune and Philip Geno Quattrone, both of Monongahela, sister Ann Dubovsky of Levittown, two brothers Joe Minjock and wife Betty of Monongahela, Albert Minjock of McKeesport; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers John, Michael, George and Harry Minjock and two sisters Mary Valentino and Helen Maxymczak. Friends will be received on Monday from 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Andy's memory may be made to the Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, 6507 Wilkins Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.
Andrew "Larry Kerr, Jr. 03-25-2011 Andrew Lawrence "Larry" Kerr, Jr., 74, of Monongahela, died Friday, March 25, 2011 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born August 21, 1936 in West Eliabeth, the son of Andrew Lawrence and Mary Ellen Spark Kerr. Larry was a US army veteran having served in the Korean War. He retired from Ashland Oil in Floreffe with 38 years of employment and attended the Church of God in Monongahela. His memberships include the Carroll Legion, James C.Ford Post 949, Dunkirk, the VFW Post 1409, Black Diamond and the East Monongahela Sportsmen Club. Larry was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite "Marty" Kerr with whom he celebrated 53 years of marriage on March 21, 2011; daughters, Marguerite "Marty" Kuiros and husband Ken of North Huntingdon, Susan Guglielmi and husband James of Monongahela; sons, Mark Williams and wife Linda of Monessen, Andrew Kerr, III and wife Tracy of Hampstead, Maryland, Patrick "Pee Dee" Kerr and wife Jennifer of Tiffin, Ohio; fifteen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; brothers, Howard Kerr and wife JoAnne of Burgettstown, John "Skip" Kerr and wife Pat of Monongahela; sisters, Janet Young of Monongahela, Patricia Kerr Gillie and husband Ken of Seabring, Florida. Friends will be received on Sunday, March 27, 1-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Monday, March 28, at 11:00 AM with Rev. Edward Burdett officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad.
Andrew A. Salminen 09-06-2009 Andrew August Salminen, 54, of Carroll Township, died unexpectedly Sunday, September 6, 2009 in his home. A 1973 graduate of Ringgold High School and a National Merit Scholarship finalist, Andy completed his bachelor of science in physics at Carnegie Mellon in 1980 and his master's at the University of Illinois-Chicago a few years later. He worked in particle physics at the atomic collider in Fermilab in Illinois and at the Brookhaven National Laboratories on Long Island before commencing a career in support systems for atomic submarines at a New Jersey facility. A medical condition caused him to return to Pennsylvania and, during his recovery, he became a sales associate at Sears and at Macy's stores in South Hills Village. At the time of his death, he was well launched on a new career path as a mechanical engineering student at the University of Pittsburgh, doing work for credit at Curtiss-Wright Corporation in Cheswick on atomic power initiatives.Though in early years active in ham radio, camping, fishing, and scuba, and a member of his high school track and field and golf teams, later in life his chief pastime was golf, where he twice distinguished himself with a hole in one. Other passions were science fiction, game theory, and bridge. Andy was the son of the late Adolph A. Gus Salminen who died in 2008. He is survived by his mother Kathleen and two brothers, Rusty and David (Claire). His sister Leslie Salminen died in 2005. Private burial will be in the Monongahela Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, in the chapel at the First Presbyterian Church, Sixth and Main Streets, Monongahela, with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a charity of one's choice. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Andrew James Popich, Jr. 12-26-2011 Andrew James Popich, Jr., 58, of Monongahela died unexpectedly Monday, December 26, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born August 25, 1953 in Canonsburg, the son of the late Andrew James Popich, Sr. and Lily Saieva Popich, who survives and resides in Muse. Andrew was a graduate of Canon-McMillan High School, class of 1971. In 2001, he retired after 25 years of employment from Mayview State Hospital. Currently, he and his wife Nancy own and operate DelRosa's Pizza in Monongahela. He was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (Transfiguration Church) in Monongahela. Andrew enjoyed going to Civil War battlegrounds with his family and working in his vegetable garden. He loved to play cards and was an avid sports fan, especially when it came to the Steelers and watching boxing. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife Nancy Plauchak Popich with whom he celebrated 28 years of marriage on November 5, 2011; son, Andrew James Popich, III at home; sister, Charlotte and her husband Christopher Chome of Hickory; brother, Jody Popich of Muse; brothers-in-laws, Kenneth Potemra of Monongahela, Michael and his wife Ann Plauchak of Van Voorhis, Daniel and his wife Theresa Plauchak of Monongahela; sister-in-law, Lillian and her husband Howard Telega of Van Voorhis; nieces, Jade Chome, Tracy Hudak and children, Matthew and Alissa, Jacqueline and her husband Matt Cain and children, Emily, Addison, and Olivia, Dr. Alicia Telega, Stephanie Telega, Dana and her husband Chris Pastore, and son, Dylan. He was preceded in death by his brother, Anthony James Popich and sister-in-law, Patricia Potemra. Friends will be received on Thursday, December 29, from 7-9 PM and Friday, December 30, from 2-4 and 7-9PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, December 31, at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church, with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Cecil.
Angelina Piscitelli Feick 04-25-2013 Angelina Marie Piscitelli Feick, 67, of Monongahela, died Thursday, April 25, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born September 29, 1945 in Monongahela, the daughter of the late James Piscitelli and Sophie Durka Piscitelli who survives and resides in Monongahela. Ange was a lifelong resident of Monongahela and a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthonys Church. She was employed for twenty years in the housekeeping capacity at the L.M. Frye Funeral Home until 2007 because of health reasons. Ange was a devoted daughter, wife and mother who loved caring for her family. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her son, Lawrence J. Feick, Jr. and wife Lisa of Monongahela; daughter, Marie Ann Feick at home; brother, Anthony "Buddy" Piscitelli and wife Sharon of Greensburg; brother-in-law, Edwin J. Uhutch of Charleroi; several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence James Feick who died January 7, 2005 and her twin sister, Lucille A. Uhutch who died January 18, 2013. Friends will be received on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. George Moneck officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Angeline Sofsky 07-24-2012 Angeline Sofsky, 98, of New Eagle, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in the Mon Valley Care Center, Monongahela. She was born January 17, 1914 in Manifold, the daughter of Ralph and Domenica "Minnie" Scardamaglia Moyer. Mrs. Sofsky was formerly employed in the cafeteria at Roosevelt School in New Eagle. For over twenty five years, she owned and operated a beauty salon from her home in New Eagle. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church and a former member of it's Altar Rosary Society and a former member of the Monongahela AARP. She is survived by her daughter, Andrea Barkey and husband Marty of New Eagle; three grandsons, Chad Barkey and wife Michelle, Craig Barkey and fiance' Nicole Fisher, Corey Barkey; two great grandsons, Andrew Jude and Mitchell Aaron Barkey; two sisters, Prenda Moyer of Washington, Helen Hohn and husband Bob of Cochranton, two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Moyer of Beallsville, Katherine Moyer of Bentleyville; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Sofsky who died December 2, 1985; and five brothers, Anthony, James, Albert, Angelo and Vic Moyer. Friends will be received on Friday, July 27, from 2-4 and 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, July 28, at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza and the Rev. Patrick Barkey, concelebrating. Committal and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Father Leger Memorial Fund, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Angeline "Angie" Rodriguez 09-06-2008 Angeline "Angie" Rodriguez, 79, of Monongahela, died Saturday, September 6, 2008, with her family at her bedside. She was born August 18, 1929 in Courtney, a daughter of of the late Dominic and Theresa Borrello Appolonia. Angie graduated from Monongahela High School in 1947 and worked as a switchboard operator for Bell Telephone in Monongahela and Charleroi for ten years. Later in life she worked in the school cafeteria for the Ringgold School District. She was a lifelong devoted member of Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church and a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years Arthur "Archie" Rodriguez and her three children, Dr. Arthur (Kathleen) Rodriguez of Valencia, Rhea Rodriguez of South Fayette Township, and Dr. Randall (Janie) Rodriguez of Finleyville; six grandchildren, Carly, Ryan, and Kate Rodriguez, Gabrielle and Garrett Rosa, and Gracie Rodriguez; and two loving sisters Mary (John) Ferguson and Bonnie (Phillip) Appolonia, both of Monongahela and her nieces and nephews Robert (Vicki) Ferguson of Finleyville, LuAnn (Larry) Bird of Canonsburg, Phyllis (Ted) Koval of Connellsville and Renee (Phil) Wyatt of Clarksburg, West Virginia. Friends will be received on Monday from 1-4 & 6-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday in Transfiguration Church at 11:00 AM with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and entombment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. The family requests memorial contributions be made in her memory to the Transfiguration Capital Campaign, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, Pa., 15063.
Angeline "Sis" Metcalfe 02-26-2011 Angeline J. "Sis" Metcalfe, 88, of Monongahela, died Saturday, February 26, 2011 in The Washington Hospital. She was born January 22, 1923 in Monongahela, the daughter of James and Nora Mitchell Pagonis and step daughter of Josephine Pagonis Landsperger. Mrs. Metcalfe was a graduate of Monongahela High School. While she was growing up, her family owned the Liberty restaurant (formerly the White Star restaurant) in Monongahela, where she worked for many years. As time went on, she became an aid at the former Charleroi Monessen Hospital until its closing. She then was employed in the central supply department at the Monongahela Valley Hospital until her retirement. She was Protestant by faith. Mrs. Metcalfe loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren and enjoyed cooking. She is survived by her daughter, Debby and husband Daniel Altomore, Sr. of Monessen; son, Arden K. Metcalfe of Carroll Twp.; seven grandchildren, Sonya Clemente and husband Shawn of Richland Twp., Robert Metcalfe, Jr. of Cockeysville, MD, Frederick A. Metcalfe, III and wife Jennifer of Eliabeth Twp., Dayna Frolo and husband Jeff of Rostraver Twp., Daniel Altomore, Jr. and wife Holly, Amanda and Bethany Altomore, all of Monessen; fifteen great grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Priscilla Hodgson and Nancy Metcalfe. In addition to her parents and step mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fredercik A. Metcalfe, Sr. who died July 24, 1994; two sons, Robert "Sonny" Metcalfe who died Nov. 21, 1983 and Frederick A. Metcalfe, Jr. who died March 28, 1991; brother, Louis Pagonis and sister, Violet Chilzer. Friends will be received in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, on Tuesday, March 1, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, the time of service with Rev. John Fierro officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Ann Martinez 07-05-2009 Ann Martinez 93, of Monongahela, Carroll Twp., died Sunday, July 5, 2009 in the Four Oaks Personal Care Home, Monongahela. She was born on May 26, 1916, in Donora, a daughter of Andrew and Mary Madock Kovalak. Mrs. Martinez was a loving mother who enjoyed spending time with her family. She enjoyed bingo, going to casinos and horse racing. She was a member and very active at one time of St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church in Donora. She is survived by her daughter Shirley and husband Tony Moe Massari of Monongahela, daughter-in-law Nancy Martinez of Washington; three grandchildren: Anthony Charles and wife Alexis Massari, Katie and husband Samuel Jones, Bethany and husband Eric Carder; four great grandchildren: Jordan, Lacey and Alexandria Massari, and Leo Carder; sister-in-law Lois Kovalak of Donora; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Charles U. Martinez who died October 8, 1984, son Charles A. Martinez who died August 23, 1984, grandson Randy Massari who died February 1, 1973, brother William Kovalak, and two sisters Marie Kovalak and Margaret Koval. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A panachida will be held on Wednesday at noon at the funeral home, followed by Divine Liturgy in St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church with the Rev. Stephen Wahal, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Parastas services will be held on Tuesday at 2:30 PM in the funeral home.
Ann D. Bobik 08-18-2013 Ann D. Bobik, 88, of Charleroi, died Sunday, August 18, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born September 6, 1924 in Cokeburg, the daughter of John Bachkay and Mary Dziak Bachkay Ovessney. Ann was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela, where she was a former member of the Altar Rosary society and at one time was very active with the church's monthly ticket, volunteering her time to distribute tickets to many of the sellers. She was a former member and past grand regent of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. For over twenty years, Ann managed the former Nelson's Wallpaper and Paint store in Monongahela until it's closing. She was then employed by Dr. Paul Ivill, DMD in Monongahela as a dental assistant until her retirement in 1982. She enjoyed spending her time doing crossword puzzles as well as planting flowers in her yard, especially roses. Ann is survived by her husband, George Michael Bobik, with whom she celebrated sixty nine years of marriage on September 25, 2012; daughter, Nancy Hulgas of Ft. Myers, FL; son, Daniel and wife Janet (Luckasevic) Bobik of Land O Lakes, FL; four grandons, twins: Dan and Don Hulgas, Craig and wife Dana Bobik, Chad and wife Laura Bobik; four great grandchildren, Savannah, Vanessah, Willow and Dillon Bobik; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Ellen Trombino and three brothers, John, Michael and Frank Bachkay. Friends will be received on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral prayers will begin on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 9:30 am in the funeral home followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a mass to be said in Mrs. Bobik's memory at St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church.
Ann Evelyn Plauchak 02-23-2010 Ann Evelyn Plauchak, 89, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, February 23, 2010 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born July 9, 1920, in Elizabeth, a daughter of Michael and Antonina Lasovinsky. Mrs. Plauchak was a member of Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church in Charleroi. She spent her life caring for her family. She is survived by two sons Michael Plauchak and wife Ann of Van Voorhis, Daniel Plauchak and wife Theresa of Monongahela, two daughters Lillian Telega and husband Howard of Van Voorhis, Nancy Popich and husband Andrew of Monongahela, son-in-law Kenneth Potemra of Monongahela, six grandchildren: Tracy Vitale, Jacquelyn Cain, Alicia, Stephanie and Dana Telega and Andrew Popich III; six great grandchildren: Matthew and Alissa Hudak, Emily, Addison and Olivia Cain and Dylan Pastore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Steve E. Plauchak who died November 20, 1998, her daughter Patricia Potemra who died October 1, 2006 and her brother Stanley Lasovinsky. Friends will be received Wednesday 7-9 and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral liturgy with communion will be celebrated at 9:00 AM Friday in Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church with the Rev. James Ragan as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Parastas service will be held on Thursday afternoon at 3:30 PM in the funeral home.
Ann Marie Gedeon 05-20-2012 Ann Marie Gedeon, 87, of Virginia Beach, formerly of Monongahela, died Sunday, May 20, 2012 in Kings Grant House, Virginia Beach, VA. She was born February 9, 1925 in Ellsworth, the daughter of Pasquale and Rosaria DiNatale DiBernardi. Mrs. Gedeon had resided in Virginia Beach for the past six years. While living in Monongahela, she was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (St. Anthonys Church) and had retired from Corning Glass Works in Charleroi. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She is survived by her daughter, Dorianne (Jack) Sharp of Virginia Beach, VA; son, Ted Gedeon of Santee, CA; daughter, Gail Gedeon O'Quinn of San Diego, CA; son, Dan Gedeon of Crystal Lake, IL; daughter-in-law, Sharon Nash of Monessen; five grandchildren, Justin (Amy) Nash, Jimmy (Monica) Nash, Leigh Ann (Dax) Kelly, Taylor Sharp, Jaime (Travis) Weeks; seven beautiful great grandchildren, Hagan Weeks, Dax and Chaz Kelly, Jimmy, Kennedy, Alex and Hannah Nash; brother, Dominick DiBernardi of Dunlevy; niece, Rose Marie Govi; nephew, Lewis DiBernardi. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis T. Gedeon and her son, James Nash. Family and friends are invited to attend a mass of Christian burial on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthonys Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. There will not be any visitations prior to the funeral mass. Everyone is asked to gather at St. Anthonys Church, 100 Chess Street, Monongahela. Committal services and entombment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kings Grant House Staff Christmas Fund, 440 North Lynnhaven Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 or to Hospice Foundation, 717 N. Harwood Street, Suite 1500, Dallas, TX 75201. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Ann Marie and Russell Welsh 07-18-2010 Ann Marie Welsh, 56 ,along with her husband Russell William Welsh, 62, both of Finleyville, died Sunday, July 18, 2010 in a tragic accident. Ann Marie was born November 4, 1953 in Huntington Beach, California, the daughter of the late Bernard B. and Linnie V. Nelson Rozas. Russell William Welsh was born October 2, 1947 in Braddock, the son of the late Russell Welsh and Marion Alberta Stine Souders who survives and resides in Elrama. They were united in marriage on May 28, 1996. Marie was employed for over twenty years by Weiss Instruments in Castle Shannon and Russell for over thirty years at Bechtel Bettis in Dravosburg. They both enjoyed dancing and taught lessons at the Ginger Hill Grange as well as other places in the area. They were very involved with the Showboat Variety Show. Marie performed as well as video taped the show. Russell choreographed and performed in the show, where he was best known for his Elvis Presley impersonations. They loved spending time with their grandchildren, enjoyed traveling together and shooting pool. Russell also liked to bowl and was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 22 in Washington. They are survived by two daughters, Bobbi Jo (Alexander) Roguski of Bethel Park, and Beverly (Michael) Beck of South Park; and two sons Chad William Krueger (Diane Borreggine) of Finleyville and Jeffrey Lee Penrod, Jr. (Stephanie Hibbard) of Burlington, VT; two grandchildren: Haley Marie and Dallas Michael Beck. They are also survived by several extended family members. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 7- 9 PM and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday with the Rev. Susan Shira Nilsen officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth. Memorial contributions may be sent to Amaranth Diabetes Research Foundation, payable to: Grand Court of PA O of A, c/o Mary Stillman, 15 Waverly Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601-1318 or to Meals on Wheels, c/o Monongahela Senior Center, 102 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Anna Cichy 06-01-2011 Anna Cichy, 93, of New Eagle, formerly of West Mifflin and Donora, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011 in her home. She was born December 10, 1917 in Donora, a son of Basil and Lukeria Ruey Trubalis. Mrs. Cichy was a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Donora. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her son, Dennis and wife Liz Cichy with whom she made her home; two granddaughters, Denise and husband Dennis Stewart, Tracy and husband Gene Rozzi; five great grandchildren, Brian, Melissa and Angela Stewart, Marco and Sophia Rozzi; nieces and cousins also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Cichy who died July 5, 2009, three brothers and a sister. Friends will be received on Thursday, June 2, 2011 from 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where a blessing service will be held on Friday, June 3, 2011 at noon with the Rev. Igor Soroka, officiating. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.
Anna Dubovsky 10-25-2009 Anna Dubovsky, 97, of Levittown, formerly of Monongahela, died Sunday, October 25, 2009 in the Richboro Care Center and Rehabilitation, Richboro. She was born on January 10, 1912, in Monongahela, a daughter of Harry and Mary Strunyak Minjock. Anna was a member of St. Anthony's Church in Monongahela. She enjoyed spending her time knitting, crocheting, playing cards and bingo. She is survived by three daughters Mary Jane Behanna of Monongahela, Helen Placidi of Levittown, Betty Jean Minor of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; fourteen grandchildren; twenty six great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; two brothers Albert Minjock of McKeesport, and Joe Minjock of Monongahela; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Andrew Dubovsky who died September 20, 1996, daughter Anna Mae Zadnik, five brothers Harry, Michael, John, George and Andy Minjock, and two sisters Mary Valentino and Helen Maxymczak. Friends will be received on 2-4 and 6-9 pm Wednesday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday at 10:00 am in St. Anthony's Church with the Rev. Joseph Feltz, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. The Ladies of Charity will recite the rosaries Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 pm in the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Colon Cancer Alliance, 1200 G Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005. (www.ccalliance.org). When making a contribution, please designate your donation to its Philadelphia Chapter.
Anna (Kassa) Dejeet 07-10-2009 Anna (Kassa) Dejeet, 87, of New Eagle, died Friday, July 10, 2009 at her home. She was born August 29, 1921 in Donora, a daughter of John and Mary Kukucka Kassa. During WW II, Mrs. Dejeet worked at the Clairton Mill. She was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela and enjoyed singing nursery rhymes with her grandchildren on her porch swing, weekly bingo, especially Thursday night at New Eagle VFD, baking nut rolls, frozen dough cookies and the family tradition of perogies at Christmas time.She is survived by her husband Samuel F. Dejeet, Sr. with whom she celebrated 64 years of marriage on November 29, 2008; her daughter Cathy and husband Paul Pro of New Eagle, daughter-in-law Sharon Dejeet of New Eagle, six grandchildren: Robert, Jr. and Brett Dejeet, Jason Capps, Michael and Natalie Pro and Nicole Bartlett, five great grandchildren: Sam and Carmen Bartlett, Alexa Pro, Lily and Lauren Capps. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons Samuel Dejeet, Jr. who died November 15, 2002, Robert Dejeet, Sr. who died June 28, 2006, her twin sister Mary Dragone who died August 25, 2007, twin brothers Michael and Steven Kassa, brothers John "Hank", Edward and Joseph Kassa, sister Pauline Zitney and a baby who died in infancy.Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-9 in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Albert Gallatin Hospice, 100 Stoops Drive, Suite 300, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Anna Cole Hojo 01-20-2012 Anna Cole Hojo, 97, of Monongahela, died Friday, January 20, 2012 in the Canonsburg General Hospital. She was born February 24, 1914 in Gastonville, the daughter of Albert B. and Carrie Hank Cole. Mrs. Hojo was a Monongahela High School graduate, class of 1932. She worked many years as an operator for Bell Telephone Company in Finleyville and Monongahela. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church in Monongahela and was one of the founding members of it's Quilters Club. She was a member and past officer of the Monongahela Mothers Club and the Peters Creek Historicial Society. She is survived by her son, Lawrence M. Hojo, Jr. of Silver Spring, Maryland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence M. Hojo who died March 19, 1999, brothers, Wayne, Henry and Clarence Cole, and sisters, Ethel Stewart, Beatrice Yant and Florence Zimmerman. Friends will be received on Sunday, January 22, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Monday, January 23, at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Raymond Ursin officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Anna Marie Taylor 04-03-2012 Anna Marie Taylor, 82, of Monongahela, formerly of Jefferson Hills, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012 in Cedars Community Hospice, Monroeville. She was born May 9, 1929 in Jefferson Hills, the daughter of the late Jacob and Susanna Ballas Bendel. Mrs. Taylor was a member of Jefferson United Presbyterian Church in Jefferson Hills. A hobby that kept her busy was researching the geneology of her family and planning family reunions. She loved taking care of her family and enjoyed canning vegetables, fruits and jams. She is survived by seven children, Dan Taylor of Jefferson Borough, Les Taylor, Christine and her husband Michael Barber, all of Oregon, Tim and his wife Robin Taylor of Florida, Jeff "JD" and his wife Karen Taylor of Monessen, Duane and his wife Jeanie Taylor of Eighty Four, Bill "BJ" and his wife Chrissy Taylor of Carroll Twp.; twelve grandchildren; two great grandchildren; four sisters, Ellinora Custer of Jefferson Hills, Susanna Jenkins of Elizabeth, Olyce and her husband Frank Elliott of South Carolina, Lucille and her husband Ernest Dusi of Etter; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Donald Taylor, brothers, Jacob, Charles, and David Bendel; sisters, Margaret Vidil and Mabel Hamilton. Friends will be received on Friday, April 6, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 7, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Jake Clawson officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Methodist Cemetery, Jefferson Hills.
Annabelle Caldwell 03-18-2013 Annabelle Caldwell, 88, of Monongahela, died Monday, March 18, 2013 in The Devonshire of Mt. Lebanon. She was born October 25, 1924, the daughter of Robert and Leora Baughman McAlpine, Sr. Annabelle was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1942. In her younger years, she was employed at the former First National Bank in Monongahela. After working at the bank, she attended Douglas School of Business in Monessen. She was employed at JC Penney's business office in Castle Shannon and then at Sears, in the cashiers department at South Hills Village. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monongahela where she was a Sunday school teacher and a deaconess. Annabelle had a passion for history and was a member of the Monongahela Historical Society. She authored and compiled a leaflet on the Whiskey Rebellion in Monongahela. Along with her husband, Marvin, brother-in-law, Wilbur and his wife Elizabeth Ann, they loved to get dressed up in colonial costumes and ride on floats in many area parades. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening and sewing. She is survived by her husband Marvin Caldwell with whom she celebrated 70 years of marriage on November 21, 2012; son, Ronald and wife Carolyn Caldwell of Lewisburg; daughter, Janice and husband Ted Schroeder of Pittsburgh; son, Richard Caldwell of Boulder, Colorado; seven grandchildren, Anthony, Brian, Matthew, Joshua and Luke Caldwell, Theodore Schroeder and Francine Brady; eight great grandchildren, Chelsea, Sasha, Ben, Zachary, Ben and Jacob Caldwell, Caitlin and Molly Brady-Bishop; four great great grandchildren, Dakota and Wyatt Magee, Tristan and Jackson Caldwell; brother, David McAlpine of Tampa, Florida; brother-in-law, Domenick Delsignore of Washington. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert McAlpine, Jr., sister, Jean Delsignore and daughter-in-law, Jeanne Caldwell. Friends will be received on Wednesday, March 20, from 7-9 PM and Thursday, March 21, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 22, at noon in the First Baptist Church, Monongahela with the Rev. Mark Schollaert officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 601 W. Main St. or to the Monongahela Area Historical Society, 230 W. Main St., both in Monongahela, PA 15063.
Annabelle Wall 12-01-2010 Annabelle Wall, 83, of Monongahela and Jefferson Borough, died Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at the Residence at Hilltop, Carroll Twp. She was born September 6, 1927 in Monongahela, the daughter of David and Mary Mahaley Sisler. Annabelle was a member of the Full Gospel Assembly Church in Monongahela and it's Mary, Martha Joy Fellowship. In her younger years, she was a waitress at the former Wimpy's, Giovanni's Restaurant and the White Star, all in Monongahela. She also cleaned homes for several years in the Monongahela area. After her many years of working, Annabelle became a full time mother and grandmother, spending time with her family. Her and her husband, Puddy enjoyed traveling all over the United States. She is survived by two sons Rick Wall and wife Shirley of New Eagle, David Wall and wife Marlene of Elrama; five grandchildren, Mark Wall, Carrie Lynn Wall, Dan Wall and wife Jenelle, Beth Ann Wall, and Nathan Wall. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Arthur M. "Puddy" Wall on April 8, 2003; sisters, Ella Worley, Virgie Sliger, Viola Baxter, Emma Fransko and brother Maxwell Sisler. Friends will be received Thursday 7-9 and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Tom Harding officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Full Gospel Assembly Church, 580 East Main Street, Monongahela, PA. 15063.
Annabelle Dombrowsky 07-19-2009 Annabelle Dombrowsky, 98, of New Eagle, died Sunday, July 19, 2009 at the Goodwill Nursing Home in Grantsville, Maryland. She was born July 14, 1911, in New Eagle, a daughter of James and Mary Borland Miller. Mrs. Dombrowsky was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela where she was a deacon, Sunday school teacher and on the hospitality committee. She was at one time very active in the community. She is survived by a daughter Norma Jean and husband Thomas Papik of Springs, and a son Alexander and wife Nancy Dombrowsky of Salisbury, three grandchildren: David Papik of Davenport, Iowa, Christine Papik Schwartz of Des Moine, Iowa and Alexis Anne Dombrowsky of New Eagle; three great grandchildren: Alaina and Nathaniel Schwartz and Noah Papik; and a brother Edward "Buzz" Miller of Finleyville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Dombrowsky who died October 7, 1994, three brothers and three sisters: Alexander "Sandy", Mary, James and William Miller, Elizabeth Davis and Ethel Trumpie. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM with the Revs. Mark Woomer and James Bailey co-officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Anthony Andrick 01-14-2009 Anthony "Tony" Andrick, Jr. 79, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, January 14, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born on February 5, 1929, in New Eagle, a son of Anthony and Antoinette Dransite Andrick. Mr. Andrick was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1947 and a US Army veteran having served during the Korean War obtaining the rank of Sergeant. He worked at US Steel Donora Works until its closing and retired from Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela. His memberships include Transfiguration Church and the Slovak American Citizens Club, both in Monongahela, the New Baltimore Sportsman Club and the VFW in Shellsburg. Mr. Andrick enjoyed camping, fishing, the Pitt Panthers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is survived by his wife Florence Schwartz Andrick with whom he celebrated 55 years of marriage on October 10, 2008, son Edward Andrick and wife Mary of Elizabeth, daughter Toni Marie Prengaman and husband Ron of Monongahela; four grandchildren Nicole and Maureen Andrick, Linda and Sarah Prengaman; brother William Andrick and wife Patty of Valparaiso, Indiana, sister Bernice Shaughnessy and husband Edward of The Villages, Florida. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters Ann Leichliter and Frances Andrick who died as a toddler, and two brothers Stanley and Joseph Andrick. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held at Transfiguration Church on Saturday at 10:00 AM with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad.
Anthony "Moe" Massari 04-04-2011 Anthony Dominic "Moe" Massari, 73, of Monongahela went home to the Lord on April 4, 2011 in the Canonsburg Hospital after a brief illness. He was born May 6, 1927 in Monongahela, the son of the late Frank and Lucy Caprio Massari. Anthony started his career with the Fox Grocery Company in Belle Vernon and went on to own and operate his own Foodland Grocery stores where he started the Children's Hospital Fund on behalf of the Foodland Group. Upon retiring from self employment, he went to work for New England Sales Inc. in Monongahela. He owned and operated the New Deli in Monessen and Del Rosa Pizza Shop in Donora. To remain active, he held numerous security jobs in the Mon Valley and surrounding areas. Anthony was a lifelong member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Monongahela where he was a member of the Holy Name Society, sat on the Festa Committee and was very involved in many of its activities. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Edwin Kaczmarek Council 2600 of Monongahela. Anthony enjoyed nothing more than his family. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shirley Martinez Massari; son, Anthony and his wife Alexis (Passarello) Massari of Monongahela; grandchildren, Jordan, Lacey and Alexandra; brother Frank "Shine" and his wife Karen (Pianetti) Massari of Monongahela; niece Kathleen (Massari) and husband Jim Slivan and great niece Sofia; niece Lisa (Massari) Wilson and her husband Ken and great niece Mia; nephew Frank and wife Stefanie Massari; sister-in-law Nancy Martinez; nieces Bethany and Katie Martinez; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends also survive. Anthony will be sadly missed by his family friends and beloved dog, Rosie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Randy Massari, his father and mother-in-law, Charles and Ann Kovalak Martinez; and his brother-in-law, Charles Martinez. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday at 10:00 AM in St. Anthonys Church with the Rev. Robert Coyne , pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Carroll Township.
Anthony "Terry" Law 04-18-2013 Anthony "Terry" Law, 71, of Monongahela, died Thursday, April 18, 2013 in the Donnell House, Washington. He was born December 20, 1941 in New Eagle, a son of Anthony T. Law, Jr. and Margaret E. Papak Law. Terry was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1960. He retired with over thirty years of service at General Motors, Fisher Body Division in West Mifflin. He was an US Air Force veteran serving during the Vietnam War and a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. Terry was a former member of the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard. He loved being outdoors: hunting, fishing, boating and working in his vegetable garden. He is survived by his wife, Pauline Verduci Law with whom he celebrated forty four years of marriage on July 26, 2012; brother, Dennis Law and wife Mary of Greensburg; sister, Cindy Leavy and husband John of Hunker; three brothers-in-law, Alex Verduci and wife Marlene of Ocean Side, CA, Joseph Verduci of Imperial, Francis Verduci and wife Joni of Monongahela; five nephews and one niece also survive. Friends will be received on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 6-8 pm and Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A blessing service will be held on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 9:30 am in the funeral home, followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:00 am in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard. Contributions may be made in Terry's memory to the Donnell House, 10 Leet Street, Washington, PA 15301.
Anthony V. Lepovich 04-12-2010 Anthony "Tony" Victor Lepovich, 88, of Monongahela, died Monday, April 12, 2010 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born May 30, 1921, in Lynch, Kentucky a son of Stanley and Katherine Nanadevich Lepovich. Mr. Lepovich retired after forty seven years of employment at Bethlehem Mines, Mine #51 in Ellsworth. He was a veteran with the US Army Air Force serving during WW II. In the 80's, he enrolled and excelled in a literature correspondence course which he received a certificate of completion. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Monongahela, the United Mine Workers Local 1197 in Ellsworth and the Croation Club in Cokeburg. Tony along with his late wife Betty, had a passion for traveling. He enjoyed his grandchildren, the mountains, spending time doing yard work, fixing things around the house and reading. He is survived by three daughters and a son: Mary Ann and husband Leo Lorenz of Van Voorhis, Anthony J. and wife Mary Lepovich of Washington, Julie Ann Lepovich and her close friend Howard Newman of Van Voorhis, Donna Holland of Lancaster; eight grandchildren:Theresa Dorman, Kimberly Lorenz, Leo T. Lorenz, Jr., Sherry King, Rebecca Martin, John Lepovich, Anthony Holland and Jennifer Johnson; twelve great grandchildren; three sisters Kay and husband Max Rutan of North Tonawanda, N.Y., Julie Buzak and Anna Bellen, both of Tonawanda, N.Y.; two brothers Matt Lepovich of Kenmore, N.Y., Stanley and wife Dolores Lepovich of Painesville, Ohio; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Helen "Betty" Elizabeth Lepovich who died Oct. 6, 2009, two brothers Nick Lepovich and George Lepovich, who died in infancy and a sister Mary Gadzo. Friends will be received on Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Thursday, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Gerald Demarest officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad.
Arbutus Mae Himich 12-15-2013 Arbutus Mae "Sis" Himich, 82, of New Eagle, died Sunday, December 15, 2013 at home. She was born August 12, 1931 in New Eagle, the daughter of Charles Francis and Mildred Elizabeth Smail Rice, Sr. Sis was a lifelong resident of New Eagle and a member of the Riverview Baptist Church. She retired after twenty years of employment from Halpern (Halco) Sewing Factory in New Eagle. She enjoyed bowling and taking trips to the casino. She is survived by two daughters and a son, Carol Fitch and husband Jeffrey with whom she made her home, Leland Himich and wife Jodie of Elizabeth, Carla Cavanaugh and husband Jerry of Bentleyville; eight grandchildren, Nichole Suarez and husband Ralph, Melissa Koval and husband Michael, Shawn Fitch, Ryan and Brooke Himich, Brenna, Trent and Jacob Cavanaugh; four great grandchildren, Savannah and Hunter Suarez, Chase and Ryker Koval; two brothers, James Rice and wife Helen, Samuel Rice and wife Belinda, and a sister, Ruth Ann Gregg and husband William, all of New Eagle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Himich who died February 3, 2004; brother, Charles Rice, Jr.; and two sisters, Juanita Subasick and Alice Jane Burgan. Friends will be received on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 2-4 and 7- 9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Ron Schermerhorn officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Arlene Wood 01-10-2010 Arlene Wood, 78, of New Eagle died Sunday, January 10, 2010 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born September 17, 1931 in Monongahela, a daughter of Minor and Elsie Davis Wood. Arlene was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Monongahela where she was a greeter, active with its food bank, on the entertainment committee and member of the Women's Missionary International. For several years, Arlene worked at the Bell Telephone Company in Monongahela and Charleroi and also at the former Liggett Spring and Axle Company in East Monongahela. In 1988, she retired from Combustion Engineering, East Monongahela where she worked in the payroll department. Arlene volunteered for many years with the Mon Valley Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by numerous cousins. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM in the Free Methodist Church with the Rev. William Bailey officiating. There will not be any viewing/visitations in the church prior to the funeral. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Free Methodist Church, 401 Second Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Armeda Brady 05-22-2013 Armeda Biasini Brady, 89, of Monongahela went to be with the Lord peacefully on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 with her loving and devoted family at her side. Armeda the youngest of five children, was born April 1, 1924 at home in Donora, to Luigi and Anna Rosa Raschiatore Biasini. Donora had six elementary schools at the time and Armeda often joked that she attended every single one of them, switching different schools each year. She graduated from Donora High School with the class of 1942, then from West Penn School of Nursing in 1945. She was the head nurse at Monongahela Memorial Hospital in the labor and delivery department, assisting in the delivery of many babies in the Valley. Armeda worked for years at US Steel in Clairton in industrial nursing. In 1978, she was employed at Monongahela Valley Hospital until her retirement in 1989. She continued to stay active by volunteering with the Ladies Auxiliary and in the day care at both the hospital and the YMCA. She was a member of the Mon Valley Nurse's Club, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the Valley of Hope. A devoted member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church and it's Altar Rosary Society and one of the original choir members. On June 1, 1957, she married Francis V. Brady, Jr. They were very close and shared many wonderful memories until his death in 1980. Her pride and joy was her daughter, Francine with whom she shared a very close relationship with. Armeda's favorite memory was her trip to Italy with Francine in 2002. Since Armeda's parents were from Italy, it was the trip of a lifetime. At 80, she became a grandmother and doted on her two precious granddaughters, Katie and Molly, both of whom worshiped their "Grammie" as they called her. Unfortunately, in more recent years Alzheimer's robbed her of many joys, but until recently she was still attending the opera and ballet. Surviving are her daughter Francine and husband Adam Bishop of Monongahela, granddaughters, Caitlin "Katie" and Molly; brother, Fred Biasini and wife Jay of Gaithersburg, MD; sisters-in-laws, Anna Brady O'Leary and Charlotte Brady; dear friend, Lil Conti; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Benedict "Ben" and Adolph Biasini and sister, Clara Fronzaglio. Friends will be received on Sunday, May 26, 2013 from 7-9 pm and Monday, May 27, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral prayers will be said on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 9:30 am in the funeral home, followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:00 am in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Father Leger Memorial Fund, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Armond S. Conte 07-15-2013 Armond Sylvester Conte, 97, of Vernon Hills, IL, formerly of Monongahela, went to be with the Lord at 12:37pm on Monday, July 15, 2013. Born in East Monongahela, to Antonio and Rose (Iovino) Conte on April 17, 1916, Armond was the third of ten children. He graduated from Monongahela High School (1933) and the University of Pittsburgh (1938) with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. A commissioned WWII combat infantry officer, Armond served in the US Army from 1941 to 1946, completing active duty as a captain in the Fighting 69th Infantry Division that met the Russians at the Elbe River in Torgau. After military service he worked in the glass industry as a chemical engineer for nearly 50 years. In 1947, Armond married his first wife, Lina Mori, who predeceased him. He is survived by their children: Sister Pamela Conte, Newport News, VA; Jeffrey (Joy) Conte, Bowie, MD; and Lisa Todd, Sweetser, IN; grandchildren, Hannah Conte, Lina Todd, Elizabeth Conte, Armond Conte II, Jeffrey Conte; and great grandchild, JR Conte. In 1991 Armond married Melba (Hinton), who survives him, along with three stepchildren; Maureen Cole, Thomas Minnick, Kimberly (Michael) Feld; and 10 step-grandchildren. Also surviving Armond are three siblings: Jean Bennett, Pittsburgh; Frank (Marilyn) Conte, Washington; Edith (Bob) Natalini, Belle Vernon, and 22 nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Sunday, July 21, 2013 from 6-8 pm in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 10:00 am in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthonys Church with the Rev. James Bump as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard.
Arthur F. DiFrancesco 09-07-2011 Arthur F. Di Francesco, 72, of New Eagle, peacefully passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2011 in his home with his family at his side. The youngest of six children, Art was born in Clairton to the late Floyd and Mary Paolini DiFrancesco. He adored his family and friends and was loved back by them all. He was married to his loving wife, Linda Vinton DiFrancesco for 51 years. In addition to Linda, he is survived by son Arthur F. DiFrancesco, Jr. and wife Marie of Bogart, GA; daughter, Judith A. Hufnagel of New Eagle; grandchildren, Timmy and Tyler Hufnagel, Anthony and Natalie DiFrancesco; brother, Joseph DiFrancesco of New Eagle; sisters, Elvira Williams of Elizabeth, Thelma Bartolini of New Eagle, Rose Sakas of New Eagle, Norma Milas and husband Steve of South Park; sister-in-law Ruth Walters of Elizabeth; brother-in-law, James and wife June Vinton of Hawaii. Being born into a large devoted family, Art was also blessed with many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews, all of whom he truly cherished and enjoyed. Art had a large circle of friends who he was completely devoted to. They included his church friends (First United Methodist Church of Monongahela), his golfing buddies, his fellow musicians and his neighbors. Immediately after graduation from Clairton High School in 1956, Art served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps, and loved the Corps for the entirety of his life. He retired from Trans World Airlines in 2000, after 35 years of service. Art was active in sports, (primarily golf), both by participating and watching on television. He was proud and thrilled to watch his grandchildren perform in their many endeavors and sports. One could accurately describe Art as a soft spoken, caring person who was always looking for ways to help other people. Learning to be a musician later in his life, he especially loved playing his bass fiddle in church with his wife Linda on autoharp. He and Linda also made many new friends playing in Bluegrass and country jam sessions in the area. A greeting of family and friends will be held on Friday, September 9, from 11 AM to 1 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held at 1:00 PM with the Revs. Ronald Fleming and Michael Milinovich co-officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, McKeesport. The family suggests contributions to Washington City Mission, 84 W. Wheeling Street, Washington, PA 15301 or to Hospice Care of The Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301.
Audrey Anthony Julian 09-23-2013 Audrey Anthony Julian, 77, of Monongahela, died Monday, September 23, 2013 in Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. She was born April 4, 1936 in Monongahela, the daughter of the late Michael and Minnie Pearl Fine Anthony. Audrey was a graduate of Elizabeth High School, class of 1954. She was employed at the high school as a secretary to Dr. Faulk and for ten years, as an executive secretary at US Steel Irvin Works. She then took her secretarial skills for twenty three years to Forward Township and five years at Swede Construction in Elizabeth until her retirement. Audrey was a member of the River Hill Church of Christ, where she had formerly played piano and taught Sunday school. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 205 in Monessen. After retirement, her and her husband Jim spent winter's in St. Augustine, Florida. She is survived by her husband, Vincent "Jim" Julian with whom she celebrated fifty six years of marriage on June 29, 2013; two sons, James Julian of Derry, Michael Julian and wife Robyn of Jacksonville, FL; daughter, Valerie Vidic and husband Steve of Gibsonia; four grandchildren, Rachel Julian, Roselynn Brown, Vanessa and Cassandra Vidic; two great grandchildren, Lillian Head and Allister Brown; brother, Herman Anthony of Pangburn Hollow; sister, Harriett Rapp of Monongahela; three nieces and two nephews, Debbie Hunt, Randy Anthony, Joseph Rapp, Lori Cain and Kara Anthony. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James Anthony who died in 2011. Friends will be received on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Paul Eisaman officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Barbara A. Roop 10-17-2008 Barbara A. Roop, 82, of Monongahela, died October 17, 2008 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born August 25, 1926, in New Eagle, a daughter of Terry and Helen Staib Roop. Barb was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1944 and Robert Morris College, class of 1945. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church in Monongahela and retired after 33 years of employment from Pittsburgh Flexicore Co. After she retired, she was a co-founder and very instrumental in Yesterday's Best consignment shop in New Eagle. Survivors include her faithful friends who cared very deeply for her. Private services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in Barb's memory may be made to the Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church, 911 Howard Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Barbara Ann Schmalbach 12-27-2008 Barbara Ann Schmalbach, 78, of Monongahela, died Saturday, December 27, 2008, in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born March 30, 1930 in Monongahela, a daughter of the late Clayton and Alma Uthe Fearneyhough. Barbara was a 1948 graduate of Monongahela High School and was a US Navy (Waves) veteran having served in the Korean War. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Monongahela, and its Class of Ruth and a member of the Carroll Legion James C. Ford Post 949 in Dunkirk. She was a collector of angels and enjoyed spending her time with her animals, especially her constant companion “Cappy”. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Schmalbach, with whom she celebrated 39 years of marriage on August 30, 2008, son Lee Schmalbach of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, daughter Dr. Gregory (Linda) Nosal Centreville, Virginia, two grandsons, Gregory and Anthony Nosal, four granddaughters, Jennnifer, Maria, Christina, and Emily Nosal. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister Betty Fearneyhough, and an aunt, Jennie Uthe. Friends will be received on Monday from 7-9 PM, and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Wednesday at 12:00 PM with the Rev. Mark Schollaert officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church,601 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063, or a charity of ones choice.
Barbara Anne Coleman 03-13-2013 Barbara Anne Coleman, 59, of Washington, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 13, 2013 in the Washington Hospital. She was born March 29, 1953 in New Eagle, the daughter of the late Charles R. and Dorothy Shook Walters. Barb was a 1971 graduate of Monongahela High School. After high school, she attended the Western Area Career and Technology Center in Houston, PA where she earned her certification as a licensed practical nurse. For over ten years, she was employed by Tylerdale Family Medicine in Washington as a staff nurse. Barb was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, fishing, reading and was a lover of dogs. She is survived by two daughters, Sequoia and husband Glenn Edwards III of Houston, PA, Brianna Coleman at home; four grandchildren, Cody and Jason Walters, Saniah and Xavier Edwards; sister, Cathy and husband Richard Koontz of New Eagle; two brothers, Eric and wife Laurie Walters of Monongahela, Chris and wife Susy Walters of Conneautville; sister-in-law, Lonna Walters of Carroll Township; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Shawn M. Walters and her brother, Charles R. Walters, Jr. Family and friends are invited to gather on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 10:00 AM to noon in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a memorial service will be held at noon with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330.
Barbara J. DeLavergne 09-04-2009 Barbara Jean DeLavergne, 41, of Brownsville, died Friday, September 4, 2009 in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born March 20, 1968, in Brownsville, a daughter of Harry "Buzz" and Mary Jane Davis Huweart of Brownsville. Barb was a US Army veteran in the Gulf War. Holding the rank of sergeant, she was very dedicated to serving her country. She currently was employed as an automated logistical specialist at the National Guard in Fort Drum, New York. She enjoyed spending time with her cats, riding horses, planting flowers, reading and sitting on the porch relaxing. In addition to her parents, she is survived by four brothers John Davis of Florida, Harry "Fuzz" Huweart, Jr. of Brownsville, Thomas and Richard Parker and two sisters Martha Hough of Brownsville and Mary Jo Parker. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins nieces and nephews also survive. Friends will be received on Sunday 7-9 and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. William C. Bass officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora, with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad.
Barbara Marie Zembo 12-19-2011 Barbara Marie Zembo, 84, passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday, December 18, 2011. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Zembo, her parents Marie Nagy Gorondy and Alexander John Gorondy Sr., and her brother, Alexander John Gorondy Jr. She is survived by her son, John Michael Zembo and his wife, Shelly of Donora, and her daughter, Dr. Michele Marie Zembo and her husband, Glade Bilby II of New Orleans, LA.Barbara was a life long resident of Monongahela. She started her career as an administrative assistant at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Pittsburgh and ultimately retired from the State of Pennsylvania, working at the Unemployment Office in Charleroi. She was a long time parishioner of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (Transfiguration Church) of Monongahela. Barbara enjoyed life, food, pets, bowling, and card games. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends in Monongahela and New Orleans.Visitations will be Tuesday, December 20 from 3-7 pm in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, December 21 at St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation or other charity of your choice.
Barbara Marie Turko 06-05-2013 Barbara Marie Turko, 70, of Finleyville, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pittsburgh. She was born June 19, 1942 in New Eagle, the daughter of William and Stella Barkey Hillman. Barbara was retired from Bell Telephone, first working in Charleroi as a switchboard operator and then transferring to Warren, retiring as a manager. She was a former member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. Barbara loved to spend time outside working with her flowers. She is survived by her husband of forty two years, Richard Turko; son, Jason Turko and wife Kim of Oceanside, California; daughter, Nancy Wolfram and husband William of Finleyville; two brothers, Richard Hillman of New Eagle, Timothy Hillman and wife Lynn of Rising Sun, Indiana. Friends will be received on Friday, June 7, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Patrick Barkey officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation of Western PA, Foster Plaza #11, 790 Holiday Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15220.
Beatrice L. Anders 04-11-2009 Beatrice "Bea" L. Anders, 89, of New Eagle, went to be with her Lord on April 11, 2009. Bea had been ill for some time and had spent her remaining days at the home of her daughter, Joyce Nichols of Monongahela. She was born on April 30, 1919, in New Eagle, the daughter of the late William and Sarah Smith Sweeney. Bea was a lifelong member of the Riverview Baptist Church in New Eagle. A homemaker who was devoted to her family, church, and friends, she was known for her love, kindness, generosity, and cooking--which was second to none! She also enjoyed crocheting and watching her "soap operas" on television. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Q. Anders, who passed away on March 15, 2005, five brothers: William "Bill" Sweeney, Wilbert "Wee" Sweeney, James "Flea" Sweeney, and infants Leonard and Edwin. Bea is survived by her children: Joseph W. Anders and wife Bonnie, Joyce L. Nichols and husband Tom "Nick", and Barry L. Anders and wife Diane; six grandchildren: Pam Kravatz, Diana Yurich, Kim Drischler, Jason Anders, Marcie Allen, and Stephen Anders; fourteen great grandchildren: Christopher, Andrew and Nicholas Kravatz; Matthew, Zackary and Ashley Yurich; Jordan, Sydney and Eli Drischler; Damian, Abby and Hannah Anders; and Reagan and Samuel Allen. In September she would have welcomed two more great grandchildren. She also enjoyed the love of several nieces and nephews: Kevin, Janice, and Jeff Sweeney; Lacey Sweeney; and Susan Snyder. Bea, as well as the rest of the family, was most grateful for Joyce Nichols and Lacey Sweeney--beloved daughter and niece--who provided so much love, support, and caregiving in her final weeks. Friends will be received on Monday 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Bruce Moses officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Riverview Baptist Church Choir/audio-visual program, 405 Main Street, New Eagle, PA 15067.
Beatrice Marian Valiani 10-15-2011 Beatrice Marian Valiani, 96, of Orange, Virginia, formerly of New Eagle, died Saturday, October 15, 2011 in the Dogwood Village Assisted Living, Orange, Virginia. She was born September 17, 1915 in Monongahela, the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Fontana Rabuzzi. Mrs. Valiani was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (Transfiguration Church) in Monongahela. A homemaker, she loved crafts, pets (especially cats), and playing cards with her friend's on Tuesday's from WWII until the late 1990's. She is survived by her son, Charles Valiani and his wife Gwen of Spotsylvania, Virginia; grandsons, Charles Andrew Valiani, Jeffrey N. Valiani and Christopher Borum; special nieces, Debbie Germeo of New Eagle and Kathy Allegre of Bunola; numerous other nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Bruno Valiani who died September 29, 1993 and her brother, Paul Rabuzzi. Friends will be received on Friday, October 21, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Saturday, October 22, at 1:00 PM with Rev. William Terza, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Benedicte Dzimiera 10-26-2013 Benedicte "Benny" Dzimiera, 92, of Monongahela passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013. She was born December 31, 1920 in Braddock, daughter of the late Stephen and Michalena Pogorzelski Jasinski and the beloved wife of the late Edward Dzimiera who passed away June 3, 1986. During the war, she was employed by the U.S. Army Ordnance Department at the Pentagon, Washington D.C. as a secretary. When the war was over, she was employed at U.S. Steel, Christy Park Works as a timekeeper in the machine shop. Benny was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela and it's Altar and Rosary Christian Mother Society and the Greater Pittsburgh Dahlia Society for many years. Surviving are her daughters, Elaine Dzimiera and Judy Rostosky and grandson, Andrew Rostosky, all of Finleyville; great grandson, Braden Petre; sisters, Anne Chayben of Bentleyville, Vicky Lunchar of Willowick, Ohio and brother, John Jasinski of Donora. Deceased in addition to her parents and husband is a sister, Stella Borrelli and brother, Edward Jasinski. Our sincere thanks to Mt. Vernon of South Park, Karrie, Tim and Three Rivers Hospice for all of their loving care. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 2-8 pm in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral prayers will begin on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 9:30 am in the funeral home, followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:00 am in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal service and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Contributions may be made to the Father Leger Memorial Fund, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Berenice L. Pinchalk 10-25-2013 Berenice Lorraine Pinchalk, 84, of Monongahela, died Friday, October 25, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 23, 1928 in New Eagle, the daughter of the late William and Agnes Hahn Collins. Berenice was a graduate of Monongahela High School. In her younger years, she was employed as an operator at Bell Telephone. She then worked at the Monongahela Valley Hospital for eighteen years until her retirement in1994. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela and the Democratic Womens Club. Berenice enjoyed Wii bowling, bingo and especially going out to eat. In fact, she still went out to lunch once a month with the ladies she worked with at the hospital. She is survived by three daughters, Denise and husband Ralph Losey, Jr. of Mt. Lebanon, Teri Pinchalk Abdala and her husband Victor of Downingtown and Toni Pinchalk Raymond of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; ten grandchildren, devoted granddaughter, Dawn and her husband Sam McPherson, Lance Losey, Danielle Losey Sakmar, Tesia and husband Theron Huff, Travis and wife Paige Abdala, Rachelle and husband Jason Nutt, Randi Raymond, Zachary and wife Samantha Raymond, Logan Raymond and Kaitlyn Raymond; eight great grandchildren, Taylor and Chase McPherson, Rebecca and Julia Losey, Nevaeha and Zoey Bailey, Averi Nutt and Evelyn Huff; great great granddaughter, McKenna McPherson; two nieces, Berenice and her husband Mike Castellana of Tampa, Florida and Maureen Starinsky Maher of Monongahela. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Anthony Pinchalk who died on January 1, 1974 and her sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Steve Starinsky. Friends will be received on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral prayers will begin on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 9:30 AM in the funeral home followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church, with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal service and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.The Pinchalk family would like to extend their thanks to the nurses on 4 east at the Monongahela Valley Hospital and to the staff of the Residence at Hilltop.
Bernice B. Minor 11-25-2010 Bernice B. Minor, 80, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Thursday, November 25, 2010 in her home. She was born April 29, 1930 in Monongahela, the daughter of John and Julia Roslosnick Wavrek. Bernie was formerly employed as a secretary at Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela, and for many years was an Avon representative. She attended Connelly Trade School in Pittsburgh where she earned her certification as a licensed practical nurse. For fifteen years, she was employed as a LPN at West Penn Hospital and then worked as a private duty nurse, both in Pittsburgh. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church in Monongahela and enjoyed working in her vegetable and flower gardens. She is survived by her daughter, Michele and husband Bill Martin of Finleyville; son, Terry and wife Patty Minor of New Eagle; four grandchildren: Ashley and Katlyn Minor, Ross and Sam Martin; sister, Elsie Susick of Van Voorhis; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Minor who died February 25, 2002 and her brothers, Richard and John Wavrek. Friends will be received on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Bob Schaefer officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA, 15330.
Bernice B. Davis 04-15-2011 Bernice Bertha Gori Davis, 84, of Monongahela (Forward Twp.), died Friday, April 15, 2011 in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born July 7, 1926 in Monongahela, a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Tosi Gori. Bernice was a lifelong resident of Sunnyside Hollow. She enjoyed watching soap operas, playing bingo, music, dancing, and was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. She also loved animals and nature. She was the loving mother of Gary and his wife Mary Ann (Vayansky) Davis, Jay and his wife Debra (McChesney) Davis, all of Monongahela, Robin and her husband Jack Monaghan of Coatesville, Kim and his wife Nadine (Rodgers) Davis of Belle Vernon and Brad Davis, of Waltersburg; loving grandmother of thirteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elgin Thomas Davis, brother, Leon Gori, sister, Hazel Malena, and a daughter-in-law, Terry Hoak Davis. Friends will be received on Wednesday, April 20, from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will follow at 1:30 PM in the funeral home with the Rev. James B. Bailey, officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Bernice's memory to the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Bertha L. Boyd 01-10-2009 Bertha L. Boyd, 75, of Bentleyville, formerly of Washington, Monongahela, and Charleroi, died Saturday, January 10, 2009, in her home. She was born November 20, 1933 in Nottingham Twp., a daughter of the late Russell Jacob and Hazel Ann Wessel Miller. She was Methodist by faith, a graduate of Washington High School, and was formerly employed at the Donaldsons Crossroads Giant Eagle in McMurray. She is survived by two brothers, Russel Miller and his wife Glenda, and Harry Miller , all of Eighty Four, three sisters, Martha McCubbins and her husband Frank, of Selma, Ohio, Linda Misanik and her husband James, of New Eagle, and Ruth Williams and her husband Guy, of Eighty Four; niece, Sarah Cunningham, with whom she made her home and numerous other nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wayne Boyd who died on February 16, 2003, and three sisters, Thelma Burnsworth, Mary Burkle, and Doris Cunningham. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00AM with Dr. Allen Falls officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.
Bettie Ann Chywski 08-08-2010 Bettie Ann Chywski, 86, formerly of Belle Vernon and Charleroi, died Sunday, August 8, 2010 in the Washington County Health Center. She was born June 9, 1924 in Shrevesport, Louisiana, the daughter of Fred and Tillie Edwards Wegley. Bettie was employed at several sewing factories in the area, including Charleroi, Speers and Perryopolis. She was then employed at the former Charleroi Monessen Hospital as a nurse's aid. She was a member of St. Sebastian's Church in Belle Vernon and a former member of St. Jerome's Church in Charleroi, where she was very active in the church bazaar. She also was a member of the Charleroi Homemakers and the Quilt Club at the YMCA in Monongahela. She enjoyed spending her time doing needle work, especially embroidery and quilting. She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Gault of Monongahela, Donna Dyer and husband Robert of Oakdale; two sons, Max Chywski and wife Jami, Robert Chywski and wife Genny of Deltona, FL; seven grandchildren, Rosann Brown, Tomilee Gault, Reid Dyer, Deanne Deer, Brett, Connor and Megan Chywski; and a great grandson Nolan Deer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Leonard Max Chywski who died November 3, 2008, her grandson Derek Chywski, two brothers and three sisters. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 4-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A blessing service will be held on Thursday, August 12, at 9:15 AM in the funeral home, followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10 AM in St. Sebastian's Church, Belle Vernon, with the Rev. Lawrence Manchas, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sebastian's Church, 801 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon, PA 15012 or to the Washington County Health Center Auxiliary, 36 Old Hickory Ridge Road, Washington, PA 15301.
Betty Elaine Radcliffe 11-12-2011 Betty Elaine Radcliffe, 82, of New Eagle, died Saturday, November 12, 2011 in the Four Oaks Personal Care Home, Monongahela. She was born June 19, 1929 in Attica, Indiana, the daughter of James and Bertha Bartlet Wood. Mrs. Radcliffe had spent most of her life in Indiana and for the past ten years had resided in New Eagle. While in Indiana, she was a member of the Loyal Order Of Moose and she also enjoyed playing bridge. She is survived by three daughters, Karla and husband Frank Kovscek with whom she made her home, Janice and husband Rick Pringle of Illinois, Elaine Sue Radcliffe of Dana, Indiana; son, Mark and wife Kim Radcliffe of Boston, Mass.; eleven grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack David Radcliffe and eleven brothers and sisters. Mrs. Radcliffe will be going back to Indiana for visitations and interment. The Karanovich-Giovanini Funeral Home in Clinton, Indiana will be in charge of these arrangements.The family is planning a memorial service to be held locally at a later date. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Betty F. Anthony 01-12-2013 Betty "BA" Anthony, 78, of Monongahela, died Saturday, January 12, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born January 13, 1934 in Monongahela, the daughter of John and Helen Hazuda Fedak. Betty was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1951. She was a operator at Bell Telephone and also worked at the former A&S Supermarket in Monongahela. She was a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Monongahela and the Hoot Owl Athletic Association Ladies Auxiliary in New Eagle. Betty loved spending time with her grandchildren and watching them grow up. She enjoyed running away to the Meadows and was well known by many for making the best ever ravioli's for her family and friends. Betty is survived by her daughter, Sharon Rippel and husband Wesley son, Robert M. Anthony and wife Diane, all of New Eagle, daughter, Marsha Bartman and husband Richard of Bentleyville; seven grandchildren, Carrie Wiles and her husband Dwight, Bryan Rippel, Ricky and Kellie Bartman, Fawn, Jerrod and Elizabeth Anthony; two great grandchildren, Shane and Emily Wiles; and two nephews, Harry Turic and Mike Fedak. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Allen Anthony who died Dec. 22, 2005; her son, Joseph E. Anthony who died Nov. 3, 2010; a sister, Mary Turic; and brothers, Michael and John Fedak, Jr. Friends will be received on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 2-8 pm in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A blessing service will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 8:45 am followed by a funeral service at 9:30 am in St. Nicholas Orthodox Church with Very Rev. Edward Pehanich officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. A Panachida service will be held on Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm in the funeral home.
Betty J. McWilliams 10-23-2010 Betty J. McWilliams, 82, of Charleroi, (Fallowfield Twp.), formerly of Elizabeth, died Saturday, October 23, 2010 in her home. She was born May 6, 1928 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, the daughter of Harry and Thelma Collins Adcock. Betty was Protestant by faith and for many years was employed as a department manager for Zayre's Department Store in McKeesport. She is survived by her son, Charles and wife Susan Perine of Monongahela; daughter-in-law, Anita Perine of Elizabeth; three grandchildren, Randy and Ryan Perine and Barbara Ruiz; seven great grandchildren, Anthony, Brandon, Loren, Tessah and Ryan Jr. Perine, Rebecca Ruiz and Kayla McEwen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Morford "Jake" McWilliams who died Dec. 13, 2002; her son, Donald Perine; twin grandsons, Donald and David Perine and her sister, Paula Hileman-Tevault. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with Rev. David Myers, officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth.
Betty Jean Bodzer 10-17-2011 Betty Jean Bodzer, 54, of Elizabeth, died Monday, October 17, 2011 in Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a lengthy illness. She was born October 17, 1957 in McKeesport, the daughter of Ronald and Betty Ann Werner McKown who reside in Buena Vista. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her daughter, Tammy and Jackson Suter of Ruffsdale; three sons, Shawn and Colleen Bodzer of Forward Township, Robert and Dana Bodzer of North Versailles, Rocky and Terri Bodzer of Elizabeth; nine grandchildren, Bobbie-Jean, Brooke, Brittney, Blake, Chase, Rocky, Sammie-Joe, Ryder and Leah; four brothers, Ron and Mimi McKown of Pittsburgh, Lonny and Janice McKown, Mike McKown, all of Buena Vista and Jim and Roxanne McKown of Boston; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Bodzer, sister, Robin Wilde and grandson, Brock. There will be a memorial service held at a later date. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela is in charge of the arrangements.
Betty L. Jarvis 06-26-2011 Betty L. Jarvis, 93, of Monongahela, died Sunday, June 26, 2011 in Thorpe's New Dawn Personal Care Home, North Charleroi. She was born October 18, 1917 in Whitaker, the daughter of Harry B. and Vanetta Habermann House. Betty was a retired LPN working for numerous years at the former Methodist Home in Mt. Lebanon. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Monongahela and enjoyed crocheting and knitting. She is survived by two daughters, Ruth and her husband Frank "Tip" Patterson of Carroll Township and Vivian Somales of Monongahela; eight grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Elmer E. Jarvis who died on August 5, 2001. She was the last member of her immediate family. Friends will be received on Tuesday, June 28, from 4-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 29, at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Raymond DiCamillo officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Nazarene, 206 Tenth Street, Monongahela, PA. 15063.
Betty L. Ruhe 02-09-2012 Betty Louise Ruhe of Oldsmar, Florida died Thursday, February 9, 2012 in the Allegheny General Hospital. For the past three months she made her home with her daughter and son-in-law Melanie and Robert Spence of Monongahela. Betty was born April 2, 1921 in Petersburg, Pennsylvania, the daughter of James Alfred and Edythe Wakefield Arndt. She graduated from Petersburg High School and went on to graduate from business school. She worked as a clerk for the Department of the Army in Baltimore, Maryland where she met and married her husband Merrill S. Ruhe on August 12, 1944. They resided in the state of New York and upon retirement moved to Florida in 1972. Betty worked for the AAA Auto Club in Palm Harbor, Florida. She liked to travel, play cards and enjoyed her bowling leaugue. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1978 and her companion of 20 years, Frank Kirley of Oldsmar in 2011. In addition to her daughter and son-in-law, she is survived by her grandson, Ryan Spence of Monongahela, grandson, James Spence and wife Kim of Palatine, Illinois and great granddaughter, Ashlyn Spence of Palatine, Illinois. Betty had a smile and kind word for everyone she met. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, February 15 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Interment will be in Monongahela Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Washington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330.
Billie K. Snow 06-19-2011 Private visitations were held for Billie K. Snow, 43, of Cokeburg, formerly of Elizabeth, who died Sunday, June 19, 2011 in the Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born October 25, 1967 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late William and Vera Gillen Rothey. Billie was a 1985 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School. She was a stay at home mom who loved taking care of her family and an avid reader. She is survived by her husband, John Snow with whom she celebrated twelve years of marriage on February 14, 2011; three daughters, Samantha, Madison and Emma Snow, all at home; sisters, Cheryl Craig of Altoona, Cindy Minjock of Monongahela; brothers, Butch King of Altoona, Jerry King of Dravosburg. The Frye Funeral Home Inc., was in charge of the arrangements.
Bruno Carcella 02-04-2010 Bruno Carcella, 86, of Fallowfield Township, died Thursday February 4, 2010 in the Hallsworth House, North Charleroi. He was born March 8, 1923, in Indiana, a son of Andrew and Pia Ciriego Carcella. Mr. Carcella attended Charleroi and Fallowfield Township area schools and was Catholic by faith. He retired in 1985, with forty five years of employment from Corning Glass in Charleroi He was formerly head of the Corning euchre club and past president for two terms for the Corning Athletic Association. He was a US Army Air Corps veteran serving during WW II and held memberships in the Veterans Club and the American Legion Post 22, both of Charleroi. He is survived by two daughters Sharon Karnash and husband Ronald Usery of Hillsboro, North Carolina, Donna Carcella and husband Alfred Anderson of Charleroi; three grandchildren Raquel Pesognelli Jeanmenne, Samantha Karnash Carlson and Tony Pesognelli; three great grandchildren Gabrielle and Rochelle Jeanmenne and Carter Caplan; three sisters Enis Blanda of Monaca, Mary DeGregorio and husband Joe, and Helen Mitnick-Carcelli, all of Charleroi. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Leonora Lazzari Carcella who died February 18, 2000; four brothers Hugh, Albert, Joseph and Mario Carcella; and two sisters Elda DeBaker and Bruna Backo. Friends will be received on 2-4 Sunday and 2-4 and 7-9 Monday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where a blessing service will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 AM with the Rev. George Chortos officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the American Legion Post 22 of Charleroi. The American Legion Post 22 of Charleroi will conduct services Monday evening at 8 PM in the funeral home.
C. LeRoy "Lee" Tempest 07-10-2011 C. LeRoy "Lee" Tempest, 56 of Boca Raton, Florida, formerly of Monongahela, Pennsylvania died unexpectedly Sunday, July 10, 2011 in his home. He was born December 1, 1954 in Monongahela, a son of the late Hannah Margaret Lightner Tempest, who died November 12, 2001, and Clyde G. Tempest, who survives and resides in Monongahela.Lee was a graduate of Ringgold High School, class of 1972, a graduate of the California University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Theater in 1977 and received a Certification in Communications Education from the California University of Pennsylvania in 1981. A 27-year employee of Deerfield Beach High School, Deerfield Beach, FL, Lee taught English and Drama. He was beloved by his students as an educator, mentor and friend. In addition to his teaching and mentoring, Lee had many other responsibilities during his tenure including Head of the Language Arts Department, Yearbook Advisor, Debate and Forensics Coach, Faculty Council and Auditorium Manager. Following his passion for theater, Lee produced and directed numerous productions with the Deerfield Beach High School Drama Club as well as holding a variety of District and Florida State Thespian offices. Most recently, Lee was elected the Florida State Thespian Director in 2010, an honor in which he took great pride. In addition to his father, he is survived by his brothers, Douglas T. and his wife Susan Tempest of Hopewell Jct., New York, Donald L. and his wife Sue Tempest of Kingsland, Georgia. Loving nieces and nephews include Kelly, Daniel, Debbie, Donald and Jacob Tempest.A memorial service will be held at the Deerfield Beach High School in Deerfield Beach, Florida at a future date. The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 6 from 10-11 AM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A celebration of Lee's life will be conducted at 11:00 AM with the Rev. James Bailey officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
C. Reid Dougherty 01-03-2010 Charles Reid Dougherty, 85, of Monongahela, passed away peacefully January 3, 2010. He was born on May 25, 1924, in Donora, a son of the late Sheldon and Margaret Corey Dougherty. For twenty years, Reid owned and operated Smith and Dougherty Insurance on 2nd and Main Streets in Monongahela. He then became a realtor and retired from Frontier Realty, Century 21 in Finleyville. He was very instrumental in the planning of the Mon Valley Health Center in Monessen and was on its board of directors. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela and served on the session. He was an US Army Airforce veteran serving during WW II. A former member of the Monongahela YMCA and the Mon Valley Country Club, Reid enjoyed playing golf and tennis. He was a well respected businessman and very dedicated and loving to his family. He is survived by his wife Anne Conte Dougherty with whom he celebrated 58 years of marriage on June 23, 2009; four daughters Susan Dougherty of Charlottesville, Virginia, Amy Martin and husband Andy of Asheville, North Carolina, Meg Friedewald and husband Rev. Jim of Fishers, Indiana, Beth Paschetto and husband Jon of Atlanta, Georgia; nine grandchildren; and a brother William Dougherty of Camp Hill. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service to celebrate Reid's life on Saturday, January 9, 2010 in the First Presbyterian Church, Monongahela, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Woomer and Rev. Jim Friedewald co-officiating. The family suggests memorial contributions in Reid's memory to be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 609 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
C. Stanley Louttit 10-03-2009 C. Stanley Louttit, 81, of Monongahela, died Saturday, October 3, 2009 in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born on January 31, 1928, in New Eagle, a son of James Peterson and Effie Tissue Louttit. Stanley and his wife Pauline, owned and operated Louttit Transfer, and then Tara Trucking for numerous years in Monongahela. He was a veteran of the US Navy during WW II and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Henry M. Phillips Lodge 337 F&AM, B.P.O. Elks Lodge 455, all of Monongahela, the Greater Pittsburgh Area Chapter Antique Truck Club of America and the National Pike Steam, Gas and Horse Association of Brownsville. He was a former member of the Syria Temple and the Scottish Rite Valley of Pittsburgh. He is survived by his son James and wife Marsha Louttit of New Eagle; two granddaughters Tara and husband Chas Fine and Ashley Louttit; great granddaughter Megan Fine and a sister Joann and husband Steele Klingensmith of Birmingham, Alabama. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Pauline Marie Louttit who died July 8, 2009 and two brothers Hugh Wesley and Hudson Louttit. Friends will be received on Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. The Henry M. Phillips Lodge 337 F&AM will conduct services Tuesday at 7 pm in the funeral home.
Calvin R. Kerlin 12-06-2009 Calvin R. Kerlin, 77, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Sunday, December 6, 2009. He was born March 28, 1932, in Houstontown, a son of Howard Wesley and Cecillian Myrtle Wible Kerlin. For over 20 years, Mr. Kerlin was employed as a heavy equipment operator at Clairton Slag in West Elizabeth. He was a US Army veteran serving in the Korean War and was a member of the Slovak Club in Monongahela. He is survived by his wife Regina Kerlin with whom he celebrated 20 years of marriage on January 11, 2009; daughter Amber Kerlin at home; brother Ray Kerlin of Elrama; four sisters Anna Zum, Martha and Helen Kerlin and Kay Morris, all of California; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers and seven sisters. Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 Wednesday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela.
Cantita "Connie Toninec 02-15-2012 Cantita "Connie" Toninec, 90, of South Park, formerly of Donora, died Wednesday, February 15, 2012 in St. Clair Hospital. She was born July 2, 1921 in Monongahela, the daughter of the late Frank and Dominica Pinco Belli. Mrs. Toninec was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1940. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (Transfiguration Church) and a former member of the Donora Senior Citizens Center. Mrs. Toninec enjoyed spending her time to cooking and cleaning. For the past ten years, she was a resident at Mt. Vernon of South Park. She is survived by her sister, Mary Ann Pascoe of Monongahela; nephews, Glenn and wife Marion Venturini of Wallingford, Dale and wife Judy Venturini of Hatfield, Frank and wife Mary Carol Pascoe of Tarpon Springs, FL, Jeffrey and wife Mary Lou Pascoe of South Fayette Twp., niece, Andrea Pascoe Conteen and husband James of South Park, and fourteen great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, George Toninec who died July 5, 1989, sister, Anne Venturini, brother, Andrew Belli, and a niece, Margaret Pascoe. Friends will be received on Saturday, February 18,from 8:30-9:30 AM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will follow at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela PA 15063
Carlo Mario Sirri, M.D. 10-27-2012 Carlo Mario Sirri, M.D., 91, of Monongahela, died Saturday, October 27,2012 following a brief illness. Carlo was born on August 14, 1921 to Frederico and Dina (Forlivesi) Sirri in Castiglione di Cervia, Italy. Carlo had a great early childhood as his parents doted on him since he was an only child, but Carlo's father died when he was 10 years old and his life changed drastically. His grandfather had a stroke while reading the news in the paper about the death of his last child and this second loss left the family devastated. Carlo always gave his mother full credit for all she did for him after the death of his father and he went on to become a school teacher at the age of 17. Wanting to pursue further education, the following year he took private lessons for mathematics and physics and prepared the other necessary subjects and passed the exam of the Liceo Scientifico. He then started at the University of Bologna to become a medical doctor. Before the end of the first year, he was called by the military service during World War II and he had to leave the University. Since he was a student in medicine, he was transferred to the field hospital in Asti. After Mussolini fell from power, the war was over and he returned to the University after five years absence. He restarted his studies and in 1949 became a doctor. Burdened with debt from school loans, Carlo had thoughts of going to Africa because he had cousins who had made a good career in Africa and as Italy was in shambles after the war, he made the decision to go to Africa. In 1950, he went to Anvers in Belgium to take a course in tropical diseases. He completed the course and was engaged as a doctor for a Belgium company in Rutongo in Rwanda where he remained for three years. He would always say these were wonderful times. After a vacation in Italy, he returned to work for a different company in the Tshuapa Region of the Congo. Unrest amongst' the people of the Congo was becoming apparent, so after three years he returned to Italy, planning to come to the United States. Upon arriving in New York City, he found a job as an intern at Mother Cabrini Hospital. After completing a year of internship there, he moved his family to Harrisburg where he started training for psychiatry. He finished the specialization and he was offered a position at a mental health clinic in Charleroi started by the United Way, which later evolved into Mon Valley United Health Services, Inc. while he continued to work at Mayview State Hospital and Woodville State Hospital. He also did rotations for several years in emergency rooms because of his experience as a physician/surgeon in the hospitals in Africa. He continued to work until the age of 78, always enjoying his chosen profession. He was active after retirement and he especially enjoyed his computer, spending hours reading everything of interest. Carlo was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Susanna Sirri. He is survived by a daughter, Veronica Sirri, and his best friend of over 32 years, Matilda Lesiak, who was blessed to have been a part of his life and will cherish and hold him close for the rest of her life. At the family’s request, a private service will be held. The Frye Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Carol Ann Pellegrini 07-29-2012 Carol Ann Pellegrini, 68, of Monongahela, died Sunday, July 29, 2012 in Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born June 4, 1944 in North Charleroi, the daughter of Frank and Anne Rosh Bisacky. Carol was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking and baking. While her sons were younger, she was active in the PTA and the booster club. She loved arts, crafts and writing stories and poems about people she cared about. She was instrumental in arranging her class reunions for the Monongahela High School, class of 1962. Carol was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthonys Church in Monongahela and also volunteered her time for the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society and the March of Dimes. She is survived by her husband, Dennis Pellegrini with whom she celebrated forty eight years of marriage on February 1, 2012; three sons, Michael Pellegrini and wife Traci of West Mifflin, Mark Pellegrini and wife Debra and Marty Pellegrini, all of Monongahela; four grandchildren, Amber and Mark Pellegrini, Nick Simon and wife Jamie, Danielle Daube; brother, Donald Barrett and wife Vera of Avon Lake, Ohio. Friends will be received on Tuesday, July 31, from 2-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A blessing service will be held on Wednesday, August 1 at 11:30 AM in the funeral home, followed by a mass of Christian burial at 12:00 PM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish-St. Anthonys Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society of Washington County, P.O. Box 275, Washington, PA 15301.
Carol D. States 03-27-2012 Carol Darlene States, 67, of Monongahela, (Forward Township), died Tuesday, March 27, 2012 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born October 20, 1944 in New Kensington, the daughter of the late Thomas and Helen Miller Truitt. Carol was a homemaker and loved doing crossword puzzles and word searches. She is survived by two daughters, Tammy Adams and husband Brian of Forward Township, Regina Kerlin of Carroll Township; two sons, Harold States, Jr. of Beechview, Thomas States of Forward Township; three granddaughters, Shannon Adams, Christina Richter, Amber Kerlin; and a brother, Gary Truitt, Sr. and wife Betty of West Kittanning. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Ralph States, Sr. who died December 11, 2002. Services were held at Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora with the Rev. Paul Eisaman officiating. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Carole Ann Mouldin Shinkle 03-19-2009 On March 19, 2009, Carole Ann Mouldin Shinkle passed from the loving embrace of her fiance', children and grandchildren into the loving , gentle arms of God. She was born May 8, 1938, in North Charleroi, a daughter of Arthur Raymond and Lillian Grace DeWalt Mouldin. Carole was a resident of New Eagle and a member of the former Trinity Lutheran Church in Donora. She was a certified LPN and worked in the Mon Valley area as a private duty nurse. She also was a dispatcher for the Mon Valley Taxi Company in Monessen and Donora. She enjoyed making candy and delivering her goodies to area nursing home residents. She was a breeder of Toy Poodles and a computer enthusiast. She is survived by her fiance' Michael Shillingburg of Charleroi; daughter Vicki and her husband Dr. Timothy Skraitz of Peters Twp., son Kevin and wife Valerie Brown of Donora, daughter Barbara Shinkle with whom she made her home; seven grandchildren Kristopher and Brandyn Brown, Raymond Shinkle, Kristina, Lauren, Cody and TJ Skraitz; sister Mary Jean and her husband Rod Nelson of Lecanto, Florida, sister-in-law-Dorothy Mouldin of Winterhaven, Florida. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons Scott Brown who died Nov. 7, 2006, Donald Christopher Shinkle who died Oct. 11, 1972, twins who died at birth and a brother Richard Melvin Mouldin. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-7 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM with the Rev. Alan Hayden officiating.
Carolyn Uremovich 01-28-2009 Carolyn Mancini Uremovich, 67 of Finleyville (Union Twp.), died Wednesday, January 28, 2009 in her home. She was born October 20, 1941 in Elrama, a daughter of the late James and Helen Stout Mancini. Carolyn was a 1959 graduate of Clairton High School. She was formerly employed at Meadow Crest Nursing Home in Bethel Park, the former Open Pantry in Finleyville, Jefferson Hospital and Thomas and Cox Eye Associates in McMurray. She was a former member and past president of the Gastonville PTA and Finley Junior High PTA. A fifty year member of the Elrama United Methodist Church, she was the church organist for many years, former Sunday school teacher, member and secretary of the United Methodist Women’s Society, active in Vacation Bible School, annual visits to Elderberry Junction and monthly visits with Rev. Carr to Jefferson Hills Manor for worship services. Carolyn was a devoted mom, grandmother and loved her friends. She enjoyed traveling with her family and her friends, and loved to crochet afghans for everyone, especially babies. She is survived by her husband Joseph Uremovich with whom she celebrated 47 years of marriage on July 14, 2008, son Joseph Michael Uremovich of Virginia, daughter Donna Jean and husband John Bailey of New Eagle; two beautiful granddaughters Leah Nicole and Madison Marie Bailey; sister Barbara and husband Ralph Fitterer and brother James and wife Linda Mancini, all of Elrama; aunt Rose Mancini of Canonsburg; many nieces and nephews also survive. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Thomas Carr officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elrama Methodist Church, P.O. Box 192, Elrama, PA 15038.
Carrol Kay Burdett 02-26-2013 Carrol Kay (Gibson) Burdett, 73, of Monongahela, went home to be with the Lord on February 26, 2013. Her final days were spent surrounded by her family and friends whose lives she had touched in some small way during the course of her own memorable life. Kay was born on January 29, 1940 to Alvin and Georgia Wagner Gibson of Karns City. She was a graduate of Karns City High School, and married Edward W. Burdett, of Ford City on May 12, 1959. Following her husband's call into the ministry, Kay served as a pastor's wife for 44 years. During this time, she held many positions in the churches her husband pastored, including Youth Leader, Mission Director, Prayer Group Leader, and Sunday School Teacher. Among many other interests, Kay had a love for music. From her early childhood, she exhibited a talent for singing, making two television appearances on the Wilkin's Amateur Hour, locally televised in Pittsburgh. Kay later sang in a quartet consisting of her husband, his brother Ron Burdett and wife Margie (Roudebush) Burdett. During the last several years of her life, Kay dedicated her time and talent to learning to play the piano. Kay is survived by her husband of fifty three years, Rev. Edward W. Burdett; their children, Edward W. Burdett, Jr. at home, Lisa K. and husband Walter S. Smith, Jr. of Dawson and John A. Burdett at home; grandchildren, Walter S. Smith, III and Holly N. Smith; great grandson, Braydon K. Smith; brothers, Wesley "Mike" Gibson of Petrolia, Willis "Joe" Gibson of Chicora, Robert Gibson of Fairview; many uncles, aunts, cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, Kay is preceded in death by her eldest brother, Roy Blaine Gibson. Friends will be received on Friday, March 1, 2013 from 1-8 pm in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, where a prayer service will be held at the conclusion of the visitations. There will be additional visitations at the Church of God of Prophecy, 1510 Kittanning Pike, Karnes City, PA 16041 on Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Funeral services will be held in the church at 2 pm with the Rev. Connie Wilson officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Sugarcreek Township.
Carson M. Leezer 01-30-2010 Carson M. Leezer, 87, of New Eagle, died Saturday, January 30, 2010 in the Four Oaks Personal Care Home, Monongahela. She was born December 19, 1922, in Bellevue, a daughter of Paul D. and Mary Louise Frank Leezer. Mrs. Leezer was a member of the Riverview Baptist Church in New Eagle. She enjoyed spending her time crocheting and playing bingo. She is survived by daughter Darla Jean Todd and James R. Hommey of Monongahela, two sons Daniel W. Leezeer and fiance' Tracy Ertz of Meadowlands, Barry Leezer and wife Bobbie of Monongahela, daughter-in-law Rachel Costa of Clarksville; six grandchildren Glenn Todd, Rhonda Hiller, Robin Carter, Todd, Trey and Jesse Leezer; and nine great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Daniel L. Leezer who died March 31, 1993 and her son Robert Paul Costa who died August 3, 2003. Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 Tuesday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held at 11:00 Wednesday with the Rev. Bruce Moses officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Riverview Baptist Church, 405 Main Street, New Eagle, PA 15067.
Catherine Pepka 03-11-2009 Catherine Pepka 92, of Monongahela, (Forward Twp.), died Wednesday, March 11, 2009 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born September 14, 1916, in Glassport, a daughter of Peter and Mary Potersnak Lukach. Mrs. Pepka grew up on her parents farm in Forward Twp. She loved spending time working outdoors, especially gardening. Well into her eighties, she was still driving the tractor in the fields and cutting the grass. She truly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her son Paul E. Pepka and his wife Jill with whom she made her home, her daughter Catherine Ann Orehoski of Orem, Utah; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was the last survivor of six siblings. In addition to her parents, brothers and sisters, she was preceded in death by her husband Edward Vincent Major Pepka who died March 26, 1997. Friends will be received on Saturday from 7-9 and Sunday from 12-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Anthonys Church on Monday at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Joseph Feltz, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Cecilia P. Murray 11-24-2013 Cecilia Pauline Murray, 73, of Monongahela, died Sunday, November 24, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born September 12, 1940 in Oconto, Wisconsin, the daughter of George and Mary Louise Hopkins Mack. Cecilia was a very active member of the First Baptist Church in Monongahela. She was involved with helping in the kitchen, cleaning the church, Vacation Bible School and Old Bethlehem. An avid seamstress, she loved making costumes for Old Bethlehem, the church's 100th anniversary, Halloween and any baby item that one could imagine. Cecilia was a mother to everyone. Although she didn't have alot, she always shared her richly blessings to those who touched her life. Left to cherish her memory are three daughters, Debra A. Rusin and husband Robert of New Eagle, Joyce A. Hunker and Dawn R. Murray, both of Monongahela; two sons, Robert J. Bundy and friend Tracey of Bridgeville, Ronald P. Murray and wife Gwen of Monongahela; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Mack and wife Jean of South Bend, Indiana, David Mack and wife Epifonia of the Philippines. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Harvey Murray who died December 6, 2010; brother, Franklin Mack and sister, Lillian Lucas. There will be no visitations at the funeral home. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the First Baptist Church, 601 W. Main Street, Monongahela with the Rev. Mark Schollaert officiating. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Charles Lapato 03-12-2009 Charles Lapato, 92, of Monongahela, died Thursday, March 12, 2009, in the Haven Crest Nursing Center, Monongahela. He was born July 17, 1916 in Wile, a son of the late John and Anna Kocula Lapato. Chuck attended New Kensington High School and served in the US Navy from 1943 to 1945 aboard the USS Steamer Bay. He was a member of St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church in Donora, and retired after twenty five years of employment from West Penn Power, Mitchell Power Station in Courtney. One of his favorite pastimes was hunting. He is survived by a son Richard J. Lapato and his wife Susan of Pinehurst, North Carolina, three grandchildren: David London, Melissa Mims and Heather London, all of Marietta, Georgia, six great grandchildren, two brothers, Frank "Pete" Lapato of Kittaning, and Andy Lapato of Humble, Texas. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Margaret O'Block Lapato, son David K. Lapato, two sisters, Mary Wiklendt and Ann Rebar, and three brothers, Michael, John and Nick Lapato. Friends will be received on Sunday from 6-8 PM and Monday from 12-1PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held at 1:00PM with the Rev. Stephen Wahal officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. The family suggests memorial contributions to be made to a charity of ones choice.
Charles Lipchey 07-25-2012 Charles Lipchey, 87, of East Liverpool, Ohio, formerly of Monongahela, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012 in Heritage Valley Health System, Beaver. He was born January 3, 1925 in Monongahela, the son of Dennis and Mary Kebeles Lipchey. Mr. Lipchey attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics and received his flight training at the former Bettis Airport in Dravosburg. He was an US Army Airforce veteran who served during WW II. After his discharge from the service, he reinlisted in the Airforce Reserves. While he resided in Monongahela, he was a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Mr. Lipchey was an insurance adjuster for Erie Insurance in Pittsburgh. After moving to Ohio, he was employed at Maryland Casualty in Columbus and retired from State Auto in East Liverpool. He served two terms as president of the Ohio River Arts Gallery in East Liverpool and won numerous art awards. He is survived by his wife, Helen Marie Dulovich Lipchey whom he married on October 30, 1948; daughter, Helen Marie Collins and husband Larry of Pittsburgh, son, Charles J. Lipchey of Monongahela, daughter, Deborah Lipchey of Marienville; grandchildren, Charles Lipchey, Jason Collins, Derek, Thomas and Daniel Lipchey; great grandson, Jenson Collins; brother, Albert Lipchey of McKeesport. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, John and Mitchell Lipchey. Friends will be received on Friday, July 27, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a panachida service will be held on Saturday, July 28, at 12:00 PM with the Very Rev. Edward Pehanich officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 6th and Marne Streets, Monongahela, PA 15063. A panachida service will be held on Friday evening at 6:00 PM in the funeral home.
Charles "Barry" Swoger 02-08-2011 Charles "Barry" Swoger, 63, of Centerville, formerly of New Eagle, died Tuesday, February 8, 2011 in The Washington Hospital. He was born May 28, 1947 in Monongahela, the son of Charles "Feathers" and Olga Herilla Swoger. Barry attended Monongahela High School and was a US Army veteran during the Vietnam War. He was employed at the former Jeanette Glass and then became an independent truck driver. He was a member of the former St. Clement Church in Bentleyville, Quite the outdoorsman, Barry enjoyed camping, boating, turtling, hunting, fishing and Harley's. He is survived by his son, Charles S. Swoger with whom he made his home; niece, Debra Puskarich; aunt, Eva Kuchar and uncle, Mike Herilla, all of Bentleyville; great nieces, great nephews and cousins also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Raymond A. Swoger and niece Lori A. Nicewonger. Friends will be received at the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela on Saturday, February 12, from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM, the time of service with the Rev. Andy Scott officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Charles "Bucky" McKeen 10-07-2009 Charles William Bucky McKeen, 73, of Monongahela, formerly of Hazelwood, died Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 9, 1936, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late William and Elizabeth Brown McKeen. Bucky was employed as a manager at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland, where he worked for 15 years. He was a US Army veteran having served in the 101st Airborne Division and was a lifetime member of Schenley American Legion Post 663 and VFW Post 274 of Pittsburgh. He loved the City of Pittsburgh and its Steelers. He was a proud Irishman who lived his life on his own terms. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him. He is survived by three sons, William McKeen of Monongahela, and his wife Louise, who he loved like a daughter, Joseph McKeen of Hazelwood, and John and wife Mary McKeen of Pittsburgh; eight grandchildren, Thomas, Nancy, Billie Jo, Willie, Joseph, Michael, J. R., and Kelly McKeen and four great grandchildren, Ryan, Skylar, Thomas, and Dominic McKeen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Staib McKeen, and cousins, Patty and Whitey Holleran. Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 Sunday in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where a blessing service will be held on Monday at 1:00 PM. Committal services and interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh.
Charles E. Ingram 12-29-2010 Charles Eugene Ingram, 76, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, December 29, 2010 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born July 19, 1934 in Monongahela, the son of George and Laura Yohe Ingram. Mr. Ingram retired with thirty five years of employment at Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela. After retirement, he spent his time working at the Riverview Golf Course in Bunola. He was a peacetime veteran serving in the US Army. Mr. Ingram liked to play cards, spend time on his computer and especially enjoyed working in his vegetable garden. He is survived by his wife Alice Hemmings Ingram with whom he celebrated fifty three years of marriage on June 7, 2010; two sons, Kevin and wife Janice Ingram, Dean and wife Jackie Ingram, all of Monongahela; daughter Karen Stevens and her fiance Carl Reynolds of Romulus, New York; three grandchildren, Zachary, Colton and Brooke Ingram. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Alma Jean Miller. Friends will be received on Thursday, December 30, from 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where funeral services will be held on Friday, December 31, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. James Bailey officiating. The Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad will accord military honors following the funeral service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 777 Penn Center Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15235 or to CORE (Center for Organ Recovery and Education), 204 Sigma Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.
Charles E. "Bud" Shurgott 02-14-2011 Charles E. "Bud" Shurgott, 85, of Monongahela, (Carroll Twp.) died Monday, February 14, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born April 24,1925 in Forward Twp., the son of Paul and Agnes Laird Shurgott. Bud was a World War II veteran having served in the US Army. He was a member of Mentor Road Bible Church in Elizabeth and the AARP New Eagle Chapter. In the early 1990's, he retired from Business Forms in Carroll Township. His hobby was spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife Margaret Rutan Shurgott with whom he celebrated 62 years of marriage on June 11, 2010; daughter, Deborah Sickles-Jones and husband Charles of Monongahela; daughter-in-law Loretta McConnell of New Eagle; five grandchildren, Barbara Bowen and husband William, Christopher Shurgott McConnell, Samuel, Nicholas and Stephen Shurgott; two great grandchildren, Brittaney and William Bowen; brother, Les Shurgott of the state of Indiana. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Robin Ewing Shurgott who died July 25, 1993 and sister, Jane Shurgott. Friends will be received on Wednesday, February 16, from 7-9 PM and Thursday, February 17, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Alan Hayden officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad.
Charles E. Hancock 04-04-2010 Charles E. Hancock, 81, of Bentleyville, (Somerset Twp.), died unexpectedly Sunday April 4, 2010 surrounded by his loving family in the Washington Hospital. He was born March 31, 1929, in Philipsburg, a son of Gilbert W. and Laura Maude Hayden Hancock. Mr. Hancock was a 1947 graduate of Sugar Valley Vocational School in Loganton. He was a US Army veteran serving during the Korean War. He was a member of the Henry M. Phillips Lodge #337 F&AM, the Coudersport Consistory, the American Legion Morrison Ritchie Post 613 of Finleyville and the Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church in Eighty Four. Mr. Hancock retired from the Equitable Gas company after 33 years of service. He is survived by his twin daughters Sally and husband Jim McElhaney of Washington, Sandra and husband Bill Marks of Charleroi; two sons John Hancock at home, James Hancock of Bentleyville; six grandchildren Matthew Bizzack, Mackenzie McElhaney, Billy, Ty and Alyssa Marks, Joshua Hancock; three sisters Lois and husband Raymond Pagel of Berea, Ohio, Suzanne and husband William Gilbert of Williamsport, Nyna Lucas of LaPort, Texas. Friends will be received Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Gary A. Gibson officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the graveside by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. The Henry M. Phillips Lodge 337 F&AM will conduct services Wednesday evening at 7 PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society of Washington County, 135 South College Street, Washington, PA 15301.
Charles F. Darney 02-02-2009 Charles F. Darney, 73, of Star Junction died February 2, 2009 in the Four Oaks Personal Care Home, Monongahela. He was born on June 25, 1935 in Washington, DC, a son of the late George and Gladys Jarvis Darney. Mr. Darney spent most of his life in Rutledge, Tenn, was a US Army veteran and loved spending his time at Cheat Lake. He is survived by a daughter Dianne Govindan of Virginia Beach, Virgina, a grandson Joshua Cody Govindan, a sister Loretta Koch of Finleyville, a brother Edward James Darney of Brookmeale, Virginia, a nephew Gary Wilcox and a niece Bonnie DeFrancis, both of Elizabeth. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers George F. Darney and Jarvis Faner. Arrangments are being handled by the Frye Funeral Home, Inc. Monongahela.
Charles L. Kelly 05-08-2009 Charles Lewis Kelly, 79, of Monongahela, Fallowfield Twp., died Friday, May 8, 2009, in his home. He was born August 26, 1929 in East Monongahela, a son of the late Charles Albert and Goldie Marie Shultz Kelly. Mr. Kelly was a US Army veteran having served in the Korean War. After the war he was employed at Liggett Spring and Axle in East Monongahela, until its closing. He is survived by his wife, Helen Smail Kelly, with whom he celebrated 54 years of marriage on August 27, 2008; three sons, David Kelly of Bradford, Danny Kelly, and Charles Kelly, Jr., both of Monongahela; three daughters, Suzanne Garrett of Washington, Violet Young of Tucson, Arizona, and Margaret Kelly of Steubenville, Ohio; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren; two brothers and a sister, Jake Kelly of Belle Vernon, George Kelly of Pittsburgh and Jean Marie "Babe" Ashbaugh of Belle Vernon. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Alberta Charlton. Friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00AM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray.
Charlotte Ewing 11-17-2009 Charlotte Ewing, 94, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, November 17, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. Born August 14, 1915, in Monongahela, she was the daughter of Harold and Rose Richards Ewing. Charlotte was retired from the accounting department at US Steel Clairton Works. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela and a former member of the Monongahela Women's Club and the AARP, Monongahela Chapter. She is survived by two nephews William and wife JerrieThornley of Louisiana, David and wife Mary AnnThornley of Donora, and a niece Alice Valdiserri of South Park. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Emogene Thornley. Friends will be received 2-4 and 6-8 Friday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Saturday at noon with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church 430 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA15063.
Cheryl L. Fedrick 07-06-2009 Cheryl Lorraine Fedrick, 69, of Monongahela, died Monday, July 6, 2009 in her home. She was born on December 18, 1939, in Monongahela, a daughter of the late Raymond Hans and Dorothy Mae Kennedy Patterson. Mrs. Fedrick was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Monongahela. She had resided in Woodbridge, Virginia for 20 years until moving back to the area. She was formerly employed at Keystone Bakery in Monongahela, until it's closing. She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Vanessa Fedrick of Stafford, Virginia; granddaughter, Victoria Fedrick, sister, Lois Fonzi of Monongahela, three brothers, Duane and wife Sandy Patterson of Monongahela, Raymond Patterson of Stockdale, and William and wife Cindy Patterson of Charleroi, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Pete Fedrick who died September 10, 1995, a son, Michael Fedrick in 2001, and a brother, Dale Patterson. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Friday at 1:00PM with the Rev. Gerald Demarest officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, Sixth and Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Christine Timko Deutsch 01-14-2013 Christine "Chrissy" (Timko) Deutsch, 47, of Monongahela passed away, Monday, January 14, 2013. She was born September 20, 1965 in Monongahela to Daniel and Donna (Bertolina) Timko, who survive and reside in Monongahela. She is survived by her loving husband, Douglas Deutsch of 19 years, whom was by her side throughout her illness. Christine was a lifelong member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Monongahela and held positions of board secretary, vice president of the Ladies Guild, recording secretary for the Sr. ACRY Chapter #28 and Sunshine Lady. Christine worked as the office manager for Dr. Steven Wohar Chiropractic Office from 2000 to 2010, where she enjoyed interacting with patients and the relationships that she made there. She was the Administrative Assistant at Park Shared Health from 1985 to 1998. In the early 1980's, she worked three years as a cook at Camp Nazareth Orthodox Youth Camp in Mercer. She also worked at Mr. Donut, for Dr. Mike Danoff and for Attorney Jim Haines in Monongahela. Christine was named top typist in Pennsylvania in 1985 amongst business school students. She was also named "Miss American Carpatho Russian Youth" in 1983. She was very proud of helping design the St. Nicholas 100th Anniversary booklet for her church. Christine attended Williams Elementary School and graduated in 1983 from Ringgold High School with high honors. She attended Douglas School of Business in Monessen from 1983 to 1985 and earned a degree in secretarial science. Chrissy is known for her loveable personality, vibrant smile and laugh as well as her stylish outfits. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and devoting time to her church. She also liked shopping on QVC and HSN and listening to 80's music. She was a partner in help with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. In addition to her parents and husband, she is survived by her sister, Lisa (Ted) Caramela of Fallowfield Township and brother, Daniel J.(Rachel) Timko II of Alexandria, Virginia; cousins, Ronald and Jeffrey Santello, David Cook, Traci Besant, Robert, Ronald and Roger Bertolina; nieces, Kaitlyn Caramela (Godchild), Laci and Ava (Godchild) Timko, Karly and Kacee (Godchild) Deutsch; nephew, Daniel J. Timko III; Godchild, Sarah Hetzler; aunts, Betty (Ron) Santello, Norma (Paul) Timko; uncle, Ronald (Theresa) Bartolina; father and mother-in-law, James and Barbara (Semancik) Deutsch of Allenport; brothers-in-law, James (Vicki) Deutsch of Munhall, Eric (Michelle) Deutsch of Rostraver Township; sister-in-law, Melanie (Jason) Lochner of New Stanton. A special thank you to family and friends for the prayers, cards, flowers, gifts, and visiting Chrissy while she was ill. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 7-9 pm and Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-9 pm in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A blessing service will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 9:15 am followed by the funeral service at 10 am in St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 6th and Marne Streets, Monongahela, with the Very Rev. Edward Pehanich officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. A panachida service will be held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 pm in the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 6th and Marne Ave. Monongahela, PA 15063 or to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15243.
Clara "Mitizie" Hallam 10-29-2010 Clara "Mitizie" Christina Behanna Hallam, 74, of Ellsworth, a soldier of the Christian faith, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 29, 2010. She fought a courageous battle with leukemia. Born the youngest of fourteen, on April 15, 1936 in Black Diamond, a daughter of the late Andrew Patrick and Margaret Viola Turle Behanna. Our momma loved to sew, crochet and make many different types of crafts. She attended Bentleyville, California, Charleroi and Monongahela Senior Centers, where she played darts and bowled. Pastor Paul Peternel was her favorite latest singer and she loved all the old hymns of the church. And her children arise up and call her blessed: Proverbs 31:28. She leaves behind her five children: Joseph (Theresa Creighton) Hallam of Monessen, Sally (Thomas) Campbell of Bentleyville, Margaret (Terry Dunn) Ealy of Stockdale, Mark (Sonia) Hallam of Ocala, Florida, Jonathan (Kathaleen) Hallam of New Eagle; ten grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; brother Grover of Monongahela; many loving nieces and nephews also survive. A wonderful loving mom and friend to all and a helper of many. She will be greatly missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Forrest Murrer "Frosty" Hallam who died January 3, 2005; sisters, Florence, Vera, Marie, Janet, Margaret, Virginia, Mary, Edna and Emiline; brothers, Andrew and Samuel. Friends will be received on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Paul Peternel officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Clarence E. "Dude" Parkinson 12-31-2010 Clarence Edward "Dude" Parkinson, Jr., 64, of New Eagle, died Friday, December 31, 2010 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born September 17, 1946 in Washington, the son of Margaret Ball Parkinson who survives and resides in Clarksville and the late Clarence Edward Parkinson, Sr. Mr. Parkinson was formerly employed in the maintenance department at DDI International in Bridgeville. His hobbies included painting as well as other various art work. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by four daughters, Missy (David) Roebuck of West Newton, Michelle Parkinson of New Eagle, Karen (Jim) Parkinson-Smith of Fredericktown, Rebecca Pavkovich of Washington; two sons, Sean (Rhonda) Parkinson of Pitt Gas, Clarence "Buzz" (Diane) Parkinson, III of Washington; thirteen grandchildren, Nathan, Cody, Sasha, Raquel, James, Brianne, Nathaniel, Brendan, Kylie, Gavin, Kadence, Logan and Ethan; two sisters, Patricia (Robert) Kiefer and Carol Parkinson, all of Clarksville; brother John Parkinson of Oklahoma. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife Sandra Kay Lennox Parkinson who died January 9, 2005. Friends will be received Tuesday, January 4, 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Earl Parkinson officiating.
Claude K. Kirby 04-15-2009 Claude Kenneth Kirby, Sr. 86, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at his home. He was born on April 14, 1923, in Nemacolin, a son of the late George N. and Grace B. Painter Kirby. For over twenty five years, Claude owned and operated Kirby Home Improvement in Monongahela. He then was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, Bureau of Liquid Fuels, Harrisburg where he retired as Supervisor of Western Pennsylvania with a total of twenty two years of service. He was a World War II veteran with the US Army Aircorps Photo Recon holding the rank of corporal and flight engineer. From its inception, he served on the board of the Planning and Zoning Commission in Carroll Twp. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monongahela where he was a deacon, Sunday school teacher, usher and member of the men's choir; member and past president of the former Monongahela AARP; past noble grand and district deputy of the Independent Order of Oddfellows Nucleus No. 377, and life member of the Valley Inn Volunteer Fire Department. Claude was an avid sports fan and player and a wonderful musician, holding the trumpet, piano and organ among his favorite instruments to play. He is survived by his wife Junelda Brown Kirby with whom he celebrated 67 years of marriage on October 14, 2008; daughter Sherie Miller and husband John of Finleyville; son Kenneth Kirby and wife Bonnie of Monongahela; five grandchildren:Tammy Miller Warchol and husband Mike, John K. Miller and wife Pam, Kristyn Kirby Schottenheimer and husband Bill, Lori Kirby Callihan and husband Jeff, Kevin Kirby and wife Ashley; eight great grandchildren: Michael and Nicholas Warchol, Brooke and Karly Schottenheimer, Shannon and Bridget Callihan, Johnny and Matthew Miller; brother-in-law Ronald Brown and wife Shirley of Maryland. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law Evelyn and Robert Ballentyne, and a brother and sister-in-law George Robert and Gertrude Kirby. Friends will be received on Saturday from 7-9 and Sunday from 12-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church on Monday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Schollaert officiating. Everyone planning to attend the funeral service is asked to go directly to the church. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 601 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. The Independent Order of Oddfellows Nucleus No. 377 will conduct services Saturday evening at 7:30 pm in the funeral home.
Claudette M. Whitley 06-26-2010 Claudette Marie Whitley, 57, of Monongahela (Carroll Twp.), died Saturday, June 26, 2010 at her home. She was born August 13, 1952 in New Eagle, a daughter of the late Theodore and Norma Rivers Tetkoski. Mrs. Whitley was a very active member of the Christian Center Church in Rostraver Twp. and its Day Watch prayer group. She was very creative when it came to designing, whatever the project would be. She enjoyed sewing, flowers, plants and going on those shopping trips. She was a very loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband Joseph Whitley Jr. with whom she celebrated twenty one years of marriage on November 26, 2009; son Dallas Angeline and daughter Catrina Angeline, both at home; granddaughter Allure Angeline; two sisters Gaetanne and husband Richard Hough of Perryopolis, and Michelene and husband Robert Gladys of Yorba Linda, CA; three nephews and two nieces: Brandon and Collin Gladys, Carrie and husband Rich Cairo, and twins Brandon and Katie Gibellino; mother-in-law Nancy Farrell Whitley of Shiresmantown; two sisters-in-law: Nancy and husband Michael Gibellino of Shiresmantown, and Joanie DeStefano of Perryopolis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Theodore Tetkoski, nephew Christopher Hough and the father of her children Bruce Angeline. Friends will be received on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Gary Snodgrass officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Monessen. Memorial contributions in Claudette's memory may be made to Medi Home Hospice, 3162 Kipp Avenue, Lower Burrell, PA 15068.
Cleona B. Zadnik 03-28-2012 Cleona B. Zadnik, 92, of Monongahela, (Forward Township), died Wednesday, March 28, 2012 in Nevaeh Cove, Charleroi. She was born February 4, 1920 in Ward, West Virginia, the daughter of B. Frank and Julia V. Hoffman Barrett. Cleo was formerly employed as a nurse's aid at the Monongahela Memorial Hospital in New Eagle and was a member of Ella Hollow Bible Church in Monongahela. Cleo loved taking care of her family and enjoyed cooking and baking. She is survived by three sons and two daughters, Mary Lou and husband Harry Suarez of Monongahela, George and wife Debbie Zadnik of Monongahela, Paul and wife Linda Zadnik of New Eagle, Sharon and husband Gary Jarvis of Monongahela, Ronald Zadnik with whom she made her home; seventeen grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; brother, Paul Barrett of Moundsville, WV; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Zadnik who died September 15, 1981; two sons, James and Joseph Zadnik, Jr.; four sisters and two brothers. Friends will be received on Friday, March 30, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 31, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. John Pipp, officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Clinton W. Blankenbuehler, Jr. 05-19-2010 Clinton W. Blankenbuehler, Jr., 82, of Monongahela, (Forward Twp.), died Wednesday, May 19, 2010. He was born October 1, 1927, in Monongahela, the oldest son of Clinton W. and Mary Jones Blankenbuehler, Sr. Mr. Blankenbuehler was a graduate of California State College where he earned his masters in education. He was a retired Industrial Arts teacher for the Keystone Oaks school district. Mr. Blankenbuehler was a US Army veteran serving during WW II. His memberships include the Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church in Monongahela, the Pennsylvania State Education Association, the National Education Association, and the Keystone Oaks Educational Association. He is survived by his wife Marilyn "Pat" Pike Blankenbuehler; two daughters and sons-in-law, Amy S. and John Areford of Carmichaels and Linda B. and Donald Rothey, Jr. of Elizabeth; three grandchildren, Jennifer Areford, Brandon and Evan Rothey; brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Janet Blankenbuehler of Punta Gorda, Florida and a nephew Frank L. Blankenbuehler, Jr. Friends will be received Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church, 911 Howard Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to the American Cancer Society of Washington County, P.O. Box 275, Washington, PA 15301.
Clinton W. Griffith 08-21-2013 Clinton Griffith, 95, of Fallowfield Township, died Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Clinton was born in Comanche County, Kansas on April 23, 1918. He was the son of Clarence Richard and Pearl Jayne (Behanna) Griffith. His family moved to North Carolina and then back to Monongahela, when he was approximately 10 years old. A graduate of Monongahela High School in 1937, he worked for Donora Nail Mill, then with People's Gas Company as a line walker patrolman in the mountains between Cresson and Altoona, prior to entering the Army in March 1942. He served in the European theater with the 369th Tank Destroyers and saw action during the "Battle of the Bulge". He was decorated with the African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars and remained in Europe as part of the Occupying Army until June of 1946.Upon his return, he rejoined People's Gas Company while completing college preparatory courses at Johnstown High School. Clinton then married Dorothy Mae Harper of Monongahela. Driving taxi in Monongahela at night, he attended California Teachers College and earned a degree in Education. He continued on to attend the University of Pittsburgh where he earned an MS and ABD (All But Dissertation) in Education. He began his career teaching in Monongahela at Old Main, was later promoted to assistant principal at Monongahela Junior High and in 1960 accepted the position of Supervising Principal for Fallowfield Township. With the merger of Fallowfield Township schools with Charleroi, he was named Director of Elementary Education. Clinton retired in 1980 after many years of dedicated service to the education of children. With faith and family as his foundation, Clinton dedicated his working life to the education of children and community service. He was a member of the Journey by Grace Church of Belle Vernon. He also served in various civic capacities, first as Monongahela City Controller in the early 1950's and as a member of a Monongahela Civic Association where he was instrumental in the founding of Boys and Girls Clubs. Clinton served as member and president on the Fallowfield Township Lions Club. He was a member and President of the Fallowfield Township Civic Association. Under his leadership, chairmen were appointed who started the Fallowfield Township Volunteer Fire and Police Departments. When a name was being sought for the newly formed Ringgold School District, Clinton submitted the name selected, using one letter from each of the communities that comprised the new district with the extra "G" in Ringgold which was added to reference the historical name of the Ringgold Cavalry that was formed with volunteers from this area during the Civil War. Clinton provided artwork and cartoons for numerous political campaigns, has written several children's stories and has had numerous articles published in Reminisce Magazine.Clinton was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Mae (Harper) Griffith; brothers, Meredith, Kenneth, William, Dale, Duane; and sisters, Rebecca Griffith and Shirley Christopher. He is survived by one brother, Joseph (Paulette) of Phoenix AZ; one sister, June (Harold) Myers of Donora; sons, Thomas (Sharon) of Fallowfield Township, Mark (Sue) of Washington, James (Natalie) of Hartford, AL; daughters, Cathy Paterra, Robin (Craig) Meny, Wendy (Don) Zippay, all of Fallowfield Township and Merri Beth (Harry) Allen of Scott Township. Clinton had 17 grandchildren, Melanie Griffith, Michelle Grias, Malinda Crowe, Matthew Paterra, Megan Paterra, Lauren Lamb, Kip Griffith, Chapin Meny, Anthony Griffith, Seth Griffith, Shannon Linn, Amy Sanders, Danielle O'Bryan, Shannon O'Bryan, Heather Galeza, Clinton Griffith II, and Haley Griffith and 20 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received on Friday, August 23, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-9 pm in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Additional visitations will be held at Journey By Grace Church on Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 11 am - noon at which time the funeral service will begin with the Rev. William Bailey officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the American Legion Post 22 of Charleroi. Memorial contributions may be made to Journey By Grace Church, 4803 State Route 51 North, Belle Vernon, PA 15012.
Clyde Salaske 06-01-2013 Clyde Salaske, 76, of Monessen, died Saturday, June 1, 2013 in Haven Crest Nursing Center. He was born November 6, 1936 in Carroll Twp., the son of the late John and Irene Vercarmen Salaske. He is survived by his fiance', Karen Kifer of Monessen, two sisters, Eileen "Kit" Gavlak of Monongahela, Marlene Brevko of Finleyville; and a brother, Albert Salaske of Donora. The Frye Funeral Home, 427 West Main St., Monongahela, PA 15063, was in charge of the arrangements.
Clyde A. "Scotty" Wilson 07-16-2009 Clyde A. Scotty Wilson, 91, of Monongahela, (Manown), died Thursday, July 16, 2009 at his home. He was born November 8, 1917, in Manown, a son of Alexander and Amy Walker Wilson. Scotty was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1936 and a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. He retired as a supervisor after forty four years of employment at Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela. He was the last member of his immediate family and was loved and adored by his wife, in-laws, nieces and nephews. He is survived by his wife Madeline Ianno Wilson with whom he celebrated 64 years of marriage on October 5, 2008; two brothers-in-law Joseph and wife Marge Ianno of Finleyville, Anthony Ianno of Carroll Twp., two sisters-in-law Jennie and husband Robert Margoni of Monongahela, Kathryn Ianno of Manown; twenty nieces and nephews and twenty six great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters and brothers-in-law: Della and husband Lou Miklic, Margaret Peg and husband John DeSantis, Ann and husband Andrew Revetta, Lillian and husband John Zagursky. Friends will be received on Saturday from 7-9 and Sunday from 12-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday in Transfiguration Church at 11:30 AM with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. The family would like to thank Eugene Revetta who visited often with Uncle Clyde and Lisa Sporio who spent every day with her uncle and aunt. A special thank you to Via Quest Hospice for all their care and help during Clyde's confinement.
Clyde G. Tempest 02-05-2012 The Honorable Clyde G. Tempest, 88, of Monongahela, died Sunday, February 5, 2012 in Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born June 14, 1923 in Monongahela, son of the late Clyde Reuben and Elizabeth Shuttleworth Tempest and was married to the late Hannah Margaret (Peg) Lightner Tempest. Clyde was a 1941 graduate of Monongahela High School and a 1950 graduate of Washington and Jefferson College with a B.A. in Economics. He graduated in 1952 from Dickinson School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1968 from Dickinson. He served his country in WWII from 1944 to 1946 as a member of the United States Army. He was a radio repairman and was discharged as a Sergeant from the 87th Division, 345th Inf. Battalion, Headquarters Company that served in France, Germany (Battle of the Bulge), Belgium and Luxemburg. As a private practice attorney, Clyde was admitted to practice before Court of Common Pleas of Washington County, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, District Court of the United States for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the United States Supreme Court. He was in private practice from 1953 to 1958, in a partnership with Judge Paul A. Simmons from 1958 to 1971, and in a partnership with Oliver Hormell, Judge Simmons, Herman Bigi and Keith Melenyzer from 1971 to 1973. Clyde returned to private practice from 1973 until 1991. He served for 12 years as the District Justice (Magistrate) for Monongahela, Donora, New Eagle, and Carroll Township from 1970 to 1982. In 1991, Clyde was appointed to the bench as Judge, Court of Common Pleas Washington County, Pennsylvania. Clyde also served as Solicitor for the City of Monongahela, the Borough of Finleyville and for the New Eagle Sewage Authority. Professionally, Clyde was a member and past President of the Washington County Bar Association, member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Ethics Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and past Chairman and member of the Washington County Attorney's Board of Review. He was also a member and past President of the Monongahela Chapter of Rotary International and of Lions International. Additionally, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars (Judge Advocate) and the American Legion, Board of Directors for Monongahela Country Club, Board of Directors of Pittsburgh National Bank, past President and member of Monongahela Neighborhood Boy's Club and a member of the B.P.O. Elks. Clyde was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Monongahela, having served as Elder, Trustee and President of Trustees. Survivors include his loving sons, Douglas T. Tempest and wife Susan of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Donald L. Tempest and wife Susan of Kingsland, GA; grandchildren: Deborah L. Tempest Gordon of Kingsland, GA, Donald L. Tempest Jr. of Green Cove Springs, FL, Jacob R. Tempest of St. Marys, GA, Kelly L. Tempest of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Daniel T. Tempest of Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; great-grandchildren Samantha D. Crosby, Steven T. (Tye) Crosby, Jessie K. Gordon and Sophia L. Tempest. Clyde was preceded in death by his beloved wife Hannah Margaret (Peg) Lightner Tempest (11/12/01), his eldest son, Clyde LeRoy (Lee) Tempest (7/10/11) and his sister Helen Tempest Tomayko (2/2/08). Friends will be received on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the FRYE FUNERAL HOME INC., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Monongahela with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial gifts may be made to The First Presbyterian Church, 609 Chess Street, Monongahela, Pa 15063.
Clyde H. Barger 09-17-2011 Clyde H. Barger, 85, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Saturday, September 17, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born February 4, 1926 in Fallowfield Township, the son of Walter and Mary Matthews Barger. Clyde retired with forty years of service from the People's Natural Gas Company in Monongahela. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the US Army. Clyde attended the Speers United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Independent Order Of Oddfellows, Nucleus No. 377 in Gastonville, where he was the past grand master for the state of Pennsylvania and the VFW Post 167 in Charleroi. He is survived by his wife Carolyn Barger with whom he celebrated fifty one years of marriage on July 23, 2011; two daughters, Debra and husband David Young of Fallowfield Township, Sandra and husband Glyn Ellis of Pittsburgh; two grandchildren, Ashley and David Michael Young; brother, Robert and wife Lois Barger of North Huntingdon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Donald, Herbert, Wayne and James Barger. Friends will be received on Monday, September 19, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Tuesday, September 20, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Ross Pryor, officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Creek Cemetery, Charleroi. Memorial contributions may be made to the Speers United Methodist Church, 810 Jane Street, Charleroi, PA 15022. The I.O.O.F. Nucleus No. 337 will conduct services Monday evening at 7:30 pm in the funeral home.
Colmen John Caprol 09-15-2012 Colmen John Caprol, 92, of Monongahela, died September 15, 2012 in the Victoria House, Monessen. He was born June 22, 1920 in Hazelkirk, the son of the late John and Teresa Tomin Caprol. Colmen was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1939. He was a U.S. Airforce veteran during WWII where he obtained the rank of Tech Sgt. and served in the Bomb Squad Group #416 as a crew chief gunner. He retired from US Steel, Donora Works where he worked as a tool and die maker machinist. Colmen was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (Transfiguration Church) in Monongahela and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Edwin Kaczmarek Council 2600, where he served as past fourth degree grand knight. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1409 as well as many other organizations. He was well known for his involvement in politics and truly was a good friend to all. He is survived by one sister, Ethel Woodall of Cummings, Georgia; sister-in-law, Margaret Kasinec of Monongahela; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Irene Helen Lazorka Caprol who died on November 4, 2011; a daughter, Irene Ann "Renee" Caprol on February 6, 2002; an infant son, John Caprol, Jr. in 1952 and two sisters, Elsie Serra, and Millie Kiski. Friends will be received on Tuesday, September 18, from 4-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, September 19 at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing squad. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Damien of Molokai Parish, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. The Knights of Columbus, Father Edwin Kaczmarek Council 2600 will hold services and recite the rosaries Tuesday evening at 6:00 PM in the funeral home.
Constance June Brake 11-09-2013 Constance June Brake, 79, of New Eagle, died unexpectedly Saturday, November 9, 2013 in The Washington Hospital. She was born July 10, 1934 in Finleyville, the daughter of Clyde Victor and Henrietta Thropp Wilson. In her younger years, Mrs. Brake was employed at Bell Telephone in Monongahela as an operator. She was a member of Riverview Baptist Church in New Eagle. She enjoyed spending her time with her family and volunteering at the Senior Center in Claysville. She liked word search puzzles, cooking and eating. She is survived by two sons, Robert Brake, Jr. and Erin of New Eagle, Terry Brake and Linda of Woodlawn, TN; daughter, Cindy Brake of Alexandria, VA; three grandchildren, Chris, Allison and Monique; great grandson, Caleb; sister, Grace Nickolas of Nashville, TN. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Brake, Sr. who died April 19, 2012. Friends will be received on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Pastor Kenneth Kirby officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.
Cynthia M. Cain 05-21-2011 Cynthia M. Cain, 54, of Elizabeth, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 21, 2011 in her home. She was born April 1, 1957 in New Eagle, the daughter of Shirley L. Craig Cain who resides in Bunola and the late John H. Cain Sr. Cindy loved spending time with her grandchildren. A homemaker, she helped everybody that she could, had a enormous heart and enjoyed doing whatever she could for her children. She liked bingo, slot machines at the Meadows, racing (especially Jeff Gordan), her cats, and scratch off tickets. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her companion, Raymond Prolenskie; three children, Melanie Sphar of Elizabeth, Joe Anthony and Jill Atkinson of Port Vue, Michelle Boyd and husband Jeff of Lincoln Borough; seven grandchildren, Haylie Anthony, Rebeca and Craig Sphar, Jr., Maci Anthony, Austin, Codie and Anna Boyd; two brothers and a sister, James Cain and wife Chris of Jefferson Hills, Linda Bailey of Elizabeth, John Cain, Jr. and wife Susan of North Versailles. Friends will be received on Tuesday, May 24, 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 25, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Schollaert officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Dale F. Brubaker 06-06-2013 Dale Forrest Brubaker, 83, of Monongahela, died Thursday, June 6, 2013 in Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born January 19, 1930 in Monongahela, the son of Harry F. and Margaret White Brubaker. Dale graduated from Monongahela High School, class of 1948. He attended the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran having served during the Korean War and obtained the rank of corporal. He was employed for a total of forty three years at Bell Telephone in Charleroi and then at Verizon in Belle Vernon, retiring in 1991. Dale was a member of the Mon Valley Leathernecks, enjoyed traveling and had a passion for reading. He is survived by his wife, Lois Cox Brubaker with whom he celebrated sixty years of marriage on June 14, 2012; son, Keith Brubaker and wife Joyce of Washington; three daughters, Lynn Glova and husband Steve of Ginger Hill, Lisa Tatar and husband Ronald of Moundsville, West Virginia, Lauren McKinnon and husband Jim of Irwin; five grandchildren, Alexis Glova, Robin Porter and husband Harrison, Ronald Tatar, III, Bryan Tatar and wife Jennifer, Eimile McKinnon; eight great grandchildren, Grace, Rick, Rylie, Quinn, Lilli, Isabella, Jake and Elena. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great grandchild, Regan; a sister, Myrtle Mellinger; and a brother, Harry Brubaker. Friends will be received on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from noon to 4:00 PM and 6- 8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Ronald Fleming officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Daniel "Benny" Sanders 01-28-2009 Daniel "Benny" Sanders 91, of Monongahela, died January 28, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born on September 25, 1917, in Union Twp. (Coal Bluff), a son of Guiseppi and Justine Caserta Sanders. In the 70's and 80's, Mr. Sanders owned and operated Sanders' Gas Station in Monongahela until he closed his proprietorship there and opened Sanders Arco and U-Haul in Charleroi. He operated both gas stations for over twenty years. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church in Monongahela and a US Army veteran having served in WW II. He is survived by his wife Rita Fusco Sanders with whom he celebrated 41 years of marriage on November 11, 2008; sister Lillian Rosnick of Charleroi, two brothers Joe Sanders and Clem "Rudy" Sanders, both of Elrama; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six sisters. Friends will be received 7-9 PM Friday in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Saturday at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Raymond Ursin officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church, 911 Howard Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Dara Pintar 10-08-2009 Dara Pintar, 87, of Canonsburg, formerly of Finleyville, died Thursday, October 8, 2009 in the Greenery Rehabilitation Center. She was born on July 13, 1922, in Acme, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary Markovich Kukovich. Dara spent most of her life residing in Washington County and was a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Monongahela. She was a graduate of the Chicago School of Nursing and was very proud and honored to have worked for the Vickers Defense Plant in Detroit, Michigan during WW II. After she married, she became a stay at home mom and was very devoted to her husband and family. She is survived by her husband Matthew J. Pintar, a daughter, Cathie Walrath and her husband Patrick of Warner Robins, Georgia; a son, Matthew J. Pintar, Jr. and wife Marie of Sumter, South Carolina; two grandchildren, Shawn Walrath and his wife Heather, and Dara Hobbs and her husband Stephen; two great grandsons Jack and Sam Walrath; a brother, Edward Kukovich and his wife Bonnie of Ellsworth, a sister, Emily Vunjak of Clarksville, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille Jones. Friends will be received 10-noon on Saturday in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held at 12:15 followed by a funeral service at 1:00 PM in St. Nicholas Orthodox Church with the Very Rev. Edward Pehanich as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray.
Darla Jean Staff 06-08-2010 Darla Jean Staff, 51, of Belle Vernon, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at her home. She was born October 16, 1958, in Washington, a daughter of the late Anthony Albert and Myra Lee Cullen Sinko. Darla was a graduate of Charleroi High School, class of 1976 and a 1980 graduate of Edinboro University where she majored in social work. She retired after several years from the Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services in Monessen. She was an active member of St. Sebastian's Church and the Red Hat Society, both in Belle Vernon and the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 108 in Monongahela. She enjoyed crafts, ceramics, drawing, reading and loved her cats. She is survived by her son Paul Walk of Clear Spring, Maryland; three sisters Patti and husband Jim Day of Carroll Twp., Christine Bonn of Point Pleasant, N.J., Mary and Barry Anderson of McDonald; six nieces and nephews: Krista Day, Bill Covey, Cortney and Nicholas Bonn, Jr., Kylie and Lindsay Anderson; and her mother-in-law Edna Toe of West Palm Beach, Florida. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Michael Walk, nephew James T. Day II and brother-in-law Nicholas Bonn. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where a blessing service will be held on Saturday at 10:00 AM with the Rev Lawrence Manchas officiating. Interment will be held in Monongahela Cemetery at a later date.
David F. Ausburn 09-01-2011 David F. Ausburn, 70, of Monongahela, died Thursday, September 1, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born October 5, 1940 in McKeesport, the son of Finley "Logan" and Della Patterson Ausburn. Dave was a 1960 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela, where he was past deacon, an elder of the session, a member of the worship committee and the building and grounds committee. He retired after 21 years of employment at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh and was currently employed at the McDonald's in Bethel Park. He is survived by two sons, David S. Ausburn of West Homestead, James R. Ausburn and wife Cristina of Port Vue; seven grandchildren, David, Johsua, Brandon, Jamie, Ashley, Anthony and Zachary Ausburn; brother, Logan R. Ausburn and wife Beverly of Elizabeth. Friends will be received on Monday, September 5, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Sharon and Mark Woomer, co-officiating. Interment will follow in Richland Cemetery, Dravosburg. Contributions may be made to the Frye Funeral Home.
David J. Benney 03-30-2010 David J. Benney, 47, of Dublin, Ohio and a native of Monongahela, passed away unexpectedly at his home Tuesday, March 30, 2010. He was born January 29, 1963 in New Eagle, a son of the late Joseph and Dolores Shank Benney. Dave was a graduate of Ringgold High School, class of 1981. He received both his bachelor of science and masters in Business Administration from Penn State University. An engineer, he was an employee of Armstrong World Industries. Dave was a 4th degree Knight, Knights of Columbus, St. Brigid of Kildare Council #10863; former member of St. Anthonys Church, Monongahela; member and past Grange Master of the Ginger Hill Grange #1549; past Exalted Ruler of B.P.O. Elks Lodge # 455 of Monongahela; life member of the NRA; and a faithful parishioner of St. Brigid of Kildare Catholic Church where he served as an Eucharistic Minister. He is survived by his wife of eighteen years, Mary Beth Shaffer Benney and children Al and Steph Benney, all of Dublin; brother, Joe (Linda) Benney and family of Monongahela; sister, Barb (Lance) Leyda and family of Vanderbilt; sister-in-law, Carla Benney and family of Gastonville; brother-in-law, Michael Shaffer of Lancaster; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. In addition to his parents, Dave is preceded in death by his brother Ronald Benney. Friends will be received Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday at 10:00 AM in St. Anthonys Church with the Rev. Robert Coyne, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. The family suggests memorial contributions in Dave's memory to St. Anthonys Church, 225 Park Avenue, Monongahela, PA 15063. Services will be conducted on Saturday at 2 PM by the Knights of Columbus Edwin Kaczmarek Council # 2600 and at 7 PM by the B.P.O.Elks Lodge #455 of Monongahela, both in the funeral home.
David W. Ocker 03-19-2011 David William Ocker, 85, of North Charleroi, formerly of Irwin, died Saturday, March 19, 2011 in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born November 20, 1925 in Turtlecreek, the son of Howard L. and Ethel M. Hunter Ocker. David was formerly employed by Westinghouse Electric in East Pittsburgh and was a WW II veteran, having served in the US Army. In 1960, he moved to the state of California where he was employed at Lockheed Aerospace Corporation in San Jose' for thirty years. After retirement, he returned to Irwin. He was a member of the Calvin Presbyterian Church in North Huntingdon. An avid supporter of all the Pittsburgh sports teams, especially the Pirates, enjoyed traveling, photography and golf. In his younger years, he coached the youth baseball league in Irwin. He is survived by two sisters, Shirley R. Putra of Monongahela, and Miriam J. Brooks of Charlotte, North Carolina; brother, Richard E. and his wife Sally Ocker of Boardman, Ohio; five nieces and two nephews: Phyllis Putra Hickok of Monongahela, Lynda Gemmill Phelps of Newport News, Virginia, Robert Gemmill of Poquoson, Virginia, Laurie Brooks Flowers and Janet Brooks, both of Charlotte, North Carolina, Mark Ocker and Terri Ocker Metzger, both of Portland, Oregon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Sarah E. Gemmill. Friends will be received on Tuesday, March 22, from 2-4 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM with the Rev. Aaron Garber, officiating. Interment will be private in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon Township.
Deborah Ann Bosdash 11-14-2010 Deborah Ann Bosdash, 56, of New Eagle, died Sunday, November 14, 2010 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pittsburgh. She was born June 3, 1954 in North Charleroi, the daughter of Eugene C. and Shirley Wilson Hirschi. Mrs. Bosdash was formerly employed at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center as a registered nurse, where she worked for eighteen years. She loved spending her time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Andrew "Bill" Bosdash with whom she celebrated 35 years of marriage on March 15, 2010; two sons, William and wife Karen Bosdash, Scott and wife Samantha Bosdash, all of Charleroi, daughter Brandy and husband Woodrow Prentice of New Eagle; eight grandchildren, Desiree Minor, Nathan Bosdash, Edward and Jennifer Prentice, Harley Bosdash, Dominick, Logan and Ethan Prentice; two brothers, Eugene Hirschi of Donora and Gary Hirschi of Fredericktown. Friends will be received Tuesday 2-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Schollaert, officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.
Deborah K. Leach 06-28-2012 Deborah K. Leach, 49, of Monongahela, died Thursday, June 28, 2012 in her home. She was born April 11, 1963 in New Eagle, the daughter of the late Jess and Donna Lee DiPiazza Leach. Debbie was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. For ten years, she was a manager at Wal Mart in Belle Vernon. She currently owned and operated Sun of a Beach Tanning Salon in Monongahela. Debbie enjoyed bird watching and decorating. She is survived by her companion, James Pelissero with whom she shared nineteen wonderful years; brother, Randy Leach and wife Carole of New Eagle; niece,Tabitha Leach and her son, little John of New Eagle; nephew,Tyler Leach and wife Amber of North Carolina; cousin, Deanna Biddle and husband Jeff, and children, Deia, Gianna and Jeffery of Charleroi; Jim's children, Jennifer and husband John Gage, Sr. and children, Jacquelyn, Julia and John of Levittown, Jason Pelissero and wife Shannon and children,Taylor and Annie of Finleyville, Lora Pelissero of Monongahela; Jim's mother, Betty Jane Beveridge Pelissero of Monongahela; many aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Friends will be received on Saturday, June 30, from 7-9 PM and Sunday, July 1, from 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, July 2, at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.
Devida "Sue" Smith 10-23-2009 Devida "Sue" Smith 88, of New Eagle, died Friday, October 23, 2009 in the Mon Valley Care Center. She was born August 11, 1921, in Bunola, a daughter of John Frederick and Agnes Wilson Trumpie. In her younger years, Sue was a member of the Bunola Nazarene Church where she played piano for their Sunday school. She had a passion for cooking and especially baking and enjoyed many days with her children and the neighborhood children at her home sharing her baked goods with them. Later in life, she, her husband John and her daughters loved spending time together on the porch, talking and swinging on the porch swing at their home. She is survived by two daughters Shirley Wolfe and husband Victor of New Eagle, Karen Mountain and husband Thomas of New Eagle; four grandchildren Vicki Wolfe Polaski and husband Tony, John Mountain and wife Vivian, Saundra Mountain Bobnar and husband Mark, Eric Wolfe and wife Amber; nine great grandchildren Harley, Clayton and Faith Bobnar, Kelsey and John Mountain, Samantha and Patrick Polaski, Carlie Rae Pranevich and Haylee Wolfe; two brothers Albert Trumpie of Elizabeth, Herbert Trumpie of Monongahela. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John R. Smith who died August 28, 1998 and nine brothers and sisters. Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 Sunday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM with the Deacon Joseph Anders officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Riverview Baptist Church, 405 Main Street, New Eagle, PA 15067.
Dolores "Dottie" Delso Shepko 08-31-2008 Dolores "Dottie" Delso Shepko 79, of Monongahela, died Sunday, August 31, 2008 in the Washington County Health Center. She was born on August 31, 1929, in Monongahela, a daughter of Victor and Josephine Harkey Delso. Mrs. Shepko was a member of the First United Methodist Church and its Adelphian Class. For 10 years, she was a custodian in the Ringgold school district until her retirment in 1997. She is survived by two brothers Homer Warren Delso and wife Ramah of Monongahela, Thomas J. Delso and wife Nancy of Fairless Hills; and sister Virginia Jarvis and husband Bill of Fort Worth, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Peter Shepko who died on November 27, 1999, two brothers Norman and Victor Delso and two sisters Anna Ursits and Lorraine Lagona. Friends will be received on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church,430 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063
Dolores A. Leoni 02-02-2009 Dolores Agnes Leoni 73, of Bentleyville, (Somerset Twp.), died February 2, 2009 in the Four Oaks Personal Care Home, Monongahela. She was born on December 29, 1935, in Hazelwood, a daughter of the late Ernest Raymond and Agnes Mikula Tokosh. Mrs. Leoni was a member of St. Anthony's Church in Monongahela. In her younger years, she was employed as a secretary at both Duquesne University and IBM in Pittsburgh. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and brain teaser puzzles. She is survived by two sons Orlando Keith Leoni and wife Jackie of Bentleyville, Quinn Leoni and wife Christy of Virginia Beach, Virginia; four grandchildren Devon, Shawn, Skyler & Kailynn Leoni; brother Ernest Tokosh and wife Jackie of Garrettsville, Ohio and sister Denise Agliori of Pittsburgh, several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Quindo Leoni who died on June 29, 2008 and her son Todd Michael Leoni who died August 26, 2008. Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where a blessing service will be held on Friday, at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Joseph Feltz, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Dolores J. McCullough 02-27-2010 Dolores Jean McCullough, 80, of Belle Vernon, died Saturday, February 27, 2010 in Palestine Regional Medical Center, Palestine, Texas. She was born on August 12, 1929, in Monongahela, a daughter of Michael and Emma Sisler Fransko. Mrs. McCullough was an active member of the Christian Center Church in Belle Vernon. She loved spending time with her family, being involved with church activities and enjoyed traveling to visit her family. She is survived by her husband of twenty four years Russell McCullough; two daughters Nettie Lazar and husband John of Charleroi, Paula McKinney and husband John of Palestine, Texas; son Walter Puhnaty, Jr. and wife Tracey of Rockledge, Florida; two step daughters Regina King and husband Ray of Homer City, Cheryl Renner and husband Gary of Huntingdon; step son Skip McCullough and wife Tomasina of Saltsburg; seventeen grandchildren; twenty two great grandchildren; two brothers Ed Fransko of Finleyville, Paul Frankso and wife JoAnne of Chardon, Ohio; three sisters Irene Klein and husband Andy of Delaware, Sandy Derrico and husband John of Belle Vernon, Dawna Heinz and husband Gary of Washington; sister-in-law Margaret Fransko of Monongahela. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Walter Paul Puhnaty who died July 16, 1976, step son Randy McCullough, three grandchildren: Tammy and Todd Lazar and Jeff Zough, great grandson Alex Loreno, three brothers Michael, Leroy and Ronald Fransko, sister-in-law Evelyn Fransko and brother-in-law Henry White. Family and friends are invited to attend a committal service on Saturday, March 6, at 11:00 AM in the chapel of the Monongahela Cemetery followed by a memorial service at noon in the Christian Center Church, Belle Vernon, with the Rev. John Derrico, pastor and brother-in-law officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the 700 Club, 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, VA 23463 or you may visit their website at www.CBN.com. The Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela is in charge of the arrangements.
Dolores Rose Buck 11-13-2013 Dolores Rose Buck, 83, of Belle Vernon, formerly of Victory Hill, Monongahela, died Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in Nevaeh Cove, Charleroi. She was born September 16, 1930 in Hamtramck, Michigan, the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Nosek Jankowski. She attended the Christian Missionary Alliance in Fayette City where she volunteered her time with the children’s activities and enjoyed going on bus trips to Lancaster. Dolores spent a lot of her time working at the flower shop with her daughter, Julie and being a care giver to all of her family. She loved animals, shopping, cooking and baking. She is survived by her daughter, Julie and her husband Jack Issi of Belle Vernon, brother, Stanley and his wife Louise Jankowski of CA; three sisters, Eleanor and her husband Joe Miller of Hopewell Township, Marian and her husband Herbert Ballas of Meadowlands, Shirley and her husband Robert BonAnno of Washington; grand dog, Sammo; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald L. Buck who died on September 13, 1999, brothers, John, Robert and Stanley Jankowski and twins Anthony and infant Henry Jankowski. Friends will be received on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Frank Todaro officiating at the Bible Alliance Church, 1300 Mt. Pleasant Road, West Newton. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home at noon and go in procession to the church. Entombment will follow in the Belle Vernon Cemetery. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society of Western PA, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.
Dolores Theresa Yates 12-03-2013 Dolores Theresa Yates, 78, of Monongahela died Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Nevaeh Cove, Charleroi, where she was cared for so lovingly. She was born March 20, 1935 in Finleyville, a daughter of the late Michael and Rose Radakovitz Kriston. Dolores was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. A devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed being a homemaker and spending time with her family, who will always cherish their memories. Surviving is her husband, Irwin, who she celebrated fifty six years of marriage with; two sons, Mark Yates and partner Doug McAnlis of Penn Hills, Stephen Yates of Carnegie; two daughters, Darlene Armacost and husband Brian of Maryland, Charlene Smith and husband Brice of Donora; five grandchildren, Stephanie, Zachary, Dana, Courtney and Amanda; four great grandchildren, Lawson, Bryson, Necia and Joseph; sister, Lois and husband John Chornak; five brothers, Richard and wife Mary Kriston, Michael and wife Phyllis Kriston, Stephen and wife Linda Kriston, Gary Kriston, Lee and wife Andrea Kriston. She was preceded in death by her brother, Oliver Kriston; two sisters, Zita Kriston and Elizabeth Grusofsky; and her granddaughter, Ashley Tamburri. Friends will be received on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral prayers will begin on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM in the funeral home followed by a mass of Christian burial at 12:00 PM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church, with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal service and interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Damien of Molokai Parish, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, 4401 Penn Avenue, Central Plant 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15224.
Domenique "YaYa" DeMoss 09-20-2010 Domenique Elaine "YaYa" DeMoss, 21, of Charleroi, (Long Branch) died unexpectedely Monday, September 20, 2010. She was born December 1, 1988 in Carroll Township, the daughter of Bill and Dolores Vasquez DeMoss. Domenique was a graduate of California High School, class of 2007. She attended CCAC, South in West Mifflin, and was formerly employed as an aid by ANOVA in Uniontown and the Hallsworth House in Monessen. She loved being an aunt and spending time with her nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Nicole Armstrong and Jeff Pletcher of Charleroi; Brandy and husband Christopher Gillen of Stockdale; two brothers, Daniel and Jeremiah DeMoss, both at home; nieces and nephews, Serena, Julian, Nariah and Noah Pletcher and Bailey Gillen; paternal grandparents, William Warren and Elaine Rodabaugh DeMoss of Rostraver Twp. She is also surrounded by the unconditional love of her numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Frank P. and Catherine Znavor Vasquez. Friends will be received on Thursday 2-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Mingo Cemetery, Finleyville. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Domenique's memory may be made to the Frye Funeral Home.
Dominick Champ 02-14-2012 Dominick Champ, 90, of Monongahela, (Forward Township), died Tuesday, February 14, 2012 in the Donnell House, Washington. He was born April 21, 1921 in Milrose, the son of Frank and Rose Cialone Ciampa. Mr. Champ was employed for thirty two years as an autobody repairman at Monongahela Ford. He owned and operated Champ's Auto Body on River Hill from which he retired. He was a World War II veteran having served in the US Army. He was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (St. Anthonys Church) in Monongahela. Mr. Champ was instrumental in organizing and was the first president of the East Monongahela Sportsman Club. He is survived by his son, Frank and wife Raffaline Champ of Monongahela; grandchildren, Frank and wife Heather Champ, Marie and husband Denny Resnik, Jennifer and husband Bryan Hartung; great grandchildren, Anna and Julia Resnik, Nicholas Hartung; sister, Elizabeth Solomon of Baltimore, MD; brother, Louis Champ and wife Rose of Bedford. In addition tohis parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Semko Champ who died April 4, 2005; brother, Julie Champ, sister and brother-in-law, Jessie and Tom Kohler. Friends will be received on Wednesday, February 15 from 7-9 PM and Thursday, February 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, February 17, at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, (St. Anthonys Church) with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora with full military honors accorded by the American Legion, Post 22, Charleroi.
Dominick A. Bavuso 05-08-2009 Dominick A. Bavuso 77, of Monongahela, (Forward Twp.) went home to be with the Lord Friday, May 8, 2009 at his home. He was born April 29, 1932 in California, a son of James and Josephine Savarino Bavuso. In 1991, Mr. Bavuso retired from the Union Railroad, a subsidiary of US Steel, after 43 years of employment and was a US Army veteran serving during the Korean War. He was a very devoted member and always enjoyed attending functions at the Free Methodist Church in Monongahela. Mr. Bavuso had a passion for model trains and belonged to the BNO (Boys Night Out) group which consists of model railroading enthusiasts. He was a former member of the Gallatin Sunnyside Volunteer Fire Department and truly enjoyed spending time with his family, especially when it was time to go camping. He is survived by his wife Edith McKeever Bavuso with whom he celebrated 55 years of marriage on July 18, 2008; three sons Thomas Bavuso and wife Judith of Oil City, James Bavuso and wife Catherine of Rostraver, Bradley Bavuso and wife Melanie of Monongahela; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren and one on the way; brother Sam Bavuso and wife Claudette of Monongahela, and two sisters Virginia Bavuso Wagner of Sewickley, Patsy Bavuso Andries and husband Romane of Metter, Georgia; brother-in-law Joseph Montana of the state of California. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Matthew Bavuso who died December 16, 2002 and his sister Theresa Montana. Friends will be received on Sunday, May 10, 2009 from 12-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. There will be additional visitation in the Free Methodist Church on Monday from 10-11 am. For those attending the funeral, everyone is asked to go directly to the church for the funeral service starting at 11:00 am with the Rev. William Bailey officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth, with full military honors accorded at the chapel by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Free Methodist Church, 401 Second Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to Heartland Home Healthcare & Hospice, Foster Plaza #9, 750 Holiday Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15220.
Dominick R. Pietroboni 01-29-2012 Dominick R. Pietroboni, 91, formerly of Monongahela, died Sunday, January 29, 2012 at his son's home in Greensburg. He was born April 7, 1920, in Monongahela, the son of the late Jack and Marie Appolonia Pietroboni. Dominick was a retired carpenter at United States Steel, Clairton Works. He was a life-long member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthony Catholic Church in Monongahela. Serving for 32 years, until 2008, Dominick, was one of the first Eucharistic Ministers in the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese. Dominick was a veteran of World War II. He was, assigned to General Eisenhower's Co. A, 338th Engineers as a Bridge Carpenter. His division supported General Patton's Third Army through the African and Italian campaigns. He was a recipient of the Good Conduct Medal and 4 Bronze Stars. He was a member of the following organizations: Knights of Columbus Council 2600, Holy Name Society, Italian Citizens Club, American Legion, and American Legion Euchre Club. During his earlier years, he was a Boy Scout Leader and sang in several church choirs. Dominick was a frequent volunteer for Washington County's Meals on Wheels. He is survived by two sons Gareth Pietroboni , Mark (Carol) Pietroboni of Greensburg; three daughters , MaryDonna (Edwin) Magdich of Canonsburg, Carol Lynn (Jerry) Devers of Belle Vernon and Lari Anne McIntosh of Monongahela; 10 grandchildren: MaryAnne Pape, Christine Kaecher , Edwin (Tyke) Magdich, Sole' Pietroboni, Paris and Emily Brittain-Pietroboni, Crystal Pasula, John (Jay) and Zachary Yocolano, and Michael Pietroboni, 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Edward Pietroboni of Fairless Hills.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Teresa Dorazio Pietroboni, five sisters: Elizabeth Pergola, Catherine Young, Martha Fleck, Genevieve Smail, Josephine Smith, four brothers: Jerome and Joseph Pietroboni and two Dominicks who died in infancy; and a son-in-Law, William McIntosh.Dominick was a very humble man, that deeply loved God, his family and friends. He loved singing, playing his harmonica, and strumming on any guitar. He was respected and loved by many, and will be surly missed. Friends will be received Wednesday, February 1, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main St., Monongahela, PA 15063 (724)258-6136. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, February 2, at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthony Catholic Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial contributions may be made in Dominick's memory to the Heartland Hospice, 3520 Route 130, Building #3, Irwin, PA 15642. The Knights of Columbus Council 2600 will conduct services Wednesday evening at 7:30 PM in the funeral home.
Don Lee Opfer 10-04-2010 Don Lee Opfer, 60, of Monongahela, (Forward Twp.), died Monday, October 4, 2010 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pittsburgh. He was born April 23, 1950 in Forward Twp., the son of Charles E. and Mary A. George Opfer, Sr. Don Lee was a member of the River's Edge Church in Monongahela. He is survived by four brothers, Charles E. Opfer, Jr. of Belle Vernon, Dean R. Opfer and wife Patsy of Apollo, James D. Opfer and wife Martha of Pleasant Hills, Alvin P. Opfer of Washington; two sisters, Mary Lou Fresenko and husband James of Mentor on the Lake, Ohio, Faith Ann Harris and husband Wes of Huntsville, Alabama; brother-in-law, Harry Bruce with whom he made his home; six nieces, five nephews and many great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Jean Bruce. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Jason Cain officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth.
Donald C. Doyle 12-12-2013 Donald C. Doyle, 79, of Elizabeth, died Thursday, December 12, 2013 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pittsburgh. He was born August 12, 1934 in McKeesport, the son of the late Clifford and Ruth Black Doyle. Don was a graduate of East McKeesport High School, class of 1952. After high school, he was drafted in the US Army. He then enrolled in the Penn Technical Institute, Pittsburgh and earned a degree in materials engineering. For over thirty years, he was employed at Union Switch and Signal (Anasaldo) in Swissvale, retiring as a supervising engineer. He loved traveling with his wife, Lois and enjoyed playing golf. After his wife Lois passed, he spent alot of his time visiting his daughter, Sandy, as she moved all over the country. Don will be deeply missed by his family. He is survived his daughter, Sandra K. Horning and husband Bruce B. of La Grange, Kentucky; sister, Carole Doyle of Monroeville; brother, William Doyle of North Braddock; two nieces, Dr. Jill Wezorek, Cindy Doyle Longobardo and husband Tony; and a nephew, Billy Doyle and wife Sandy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Jean Hodgson Doyle who died January 10, 2010. Friends will be received on Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 2-4 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Inurnment will be in Monongahela Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Donald D. Atkins 07-16-2009 Donald Dale Atkins, lifelong resident of Monongahela, died Thursday July 16,2009 in Pompano Beach, Florida, after a one year illness with Leukemia. He was born Jan 22,1925 in New Eagle, to Dale and Florence Kula Atkins. He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years Ida Mae Rue Atkins this past January. He is survived by his two sons, Donn and his wife Shelley of Lighthouse Point, Florida and Tom of Lakeland, Florida. He has 4 grandchildren, Brittany and her husband Steve Zehavi of Pompano Beach, Florida, Jay Atkins of Boston, Mass., Alexis Atkins of Lighthouse Point, Florida, and Sarah Atkins of Danbury, Conn. He has a great granddaughter Olivia Zehavi. He is also survived by a sister Dorothy Lowstuter of Jacksonville Florida and a brother Bernard Atkins of Carroll Township. Mr. Atkins served in the US Army Signal Corp, Company B during WW II. He retired as a supervisor for United States Steel at the Clairton Works and was well known as a local electrician during his retirement. He was a lifetime member and deacon of the First Christian Church and a long time member and former Chief of the Monongahela Fire Department. He was also a member of the Neighborhood Boys Club. A memorial service is being planned and will be held at a later date. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela is in charge of the arrangements.
Donald E. Henderson 01-17-2012 Donald E. Henderson, 80, of Elizabeth, formerly of Monongahela, died Tuesday, January 17, 2012 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pittsburgh. He was born February 5, 1931 in Pittsburgh, the son of James M. and Loretta Allridge Henderson. Don was a retired welder from Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela. For many years, he did subcontracting work for Frank L. Irey Industries. Don was a very active member of the First Christian Church in Monongahela, where he was a trustee, deacon, member of its Open Door Sunday school class, and truly enjoyed playing the piano. He was a self taught musician who played a variety of instruments. By sharing his talents and musical abilities, he also taught his family the love of music. Don had a small motor repair shop at home, loved to spend time working on different projects and could fix almost anything you asked him to. He enjoyed electric trains and loved animals. He is survived by his wife, Norma Walker Henderson; son, Paul and wife Barbara E. Henderson of Pensacola, Florida; three daughters, Debra and husband Michael Petrosky of Monongahela, Barbara A. Henderson of Charleroi, Linda C. and husband Jeffrey Huzway of Monongahela; step son, David N. and wife Amy Gilmer of Bethel Park; step daughter, Barbara R. and husband Frank Karnack of Elizabeth; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; three step grandchildren; three step great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; sister, Faye Lee Irey of Monongahela, In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Sarah "Sally" Pepper Henderson who died January 14, 1994. Friends will be received on Thursday, January 19, from 7-9 PM and Friday, January 20, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 21, at 11:00 AM in the First Christian Church with the Rev. Gerald Demarest officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 630 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA.
Donald E. Patterson 04-20-2011 Donald Eugene Patterson, 83, of New Eagle, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011 in his home. He was born October 12, 1927 in Monongahela, the son of Ermon and Marjorie Wise Patterson. Mr. Patterson was retired after being self employed for numerous years, specializing in ceramic work and flooring. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. When he was not working, Don was taking care of his children and wife. He especially loved attending his grandchildren and great grandchildren's sports activities. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Tucker Patterson with whom he celebrated 64 years of marriage on March 8, 2011; four sons and two daughters, Dale and wife Sandy Patterson of Huber Heights, Ohio, Sharon Richardson of Manhattan, Kansas, Donnie and wife Marion Patterson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Stan and wife Donna Patterson of Belle Vernon, Sandi and husband Brian Brittain of New Eagle, Ron and wife Yvonne Patterson of Moore, Oklahoma; fourteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; brother, Pat Patterson of Monongahela; sister, Doris Hemminger of St. Mary's, West Virginia. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Stanley Patterson. Friends will be received on Thursday, April 21, 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Friday, April 22, 2011 at 11:00 AM with David Wierchowski, officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. The Mid-Mon Valley Shipmates will conduct services Thursday evening at 7:30 PM in the funeral home.
Donald J. Curcio 08-23-2013 Donald Joseph Curcio, 80, of Monongahela, died Friday, August 23, 2013 in the Washington County Health Center. He was born March 31, 1933 in Monongahela, the son of Samuel and Rose Greco Curcio. Don was a 1952 graduate of Monongahela High School and played on the high school football team. He was a veteran during the Korean War in the US Marine Corps. He was employed at US Steel in Homestead until it's closing and then at US Steel, Clairton Works where he retired . After retirement, Don worked part time at Wal Mart in Belle Vernon. Don loved to dance and was one of the most easiest going guy one could ever meet. Left to cherish his memory are his twin brother, Robert J. Curcio and wife Linda of New Eagle and his sister, Rose Marie "Bella" Turic and husband Gene of Monongahela; nieces, nephews and numerous cousins also survive. At the request of Don's family, private services will be held at the Monongahela Cemetery. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Donald J. Cardis 03-21-2012 Donald Joseph Cardis, 66, of Monongahela, died peacefully with his family by his side Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in the Canonsburg General Hospital of complications from diabetes. He was born July 7, 1945 in New Eagle, the son of the late Angelo and Emma Zonca Cardis. Don was a 1964 graduate of Mon Valley Catholic High School. After high school, he earned an associate degree in business administration from the Douglas School of Business in Monessen. He was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (St. Anthonys Church) in Monongahela, where he looked forward to helping at the St. Anthony Festa flea market every year. From 1987 to 1991, he was treasurer of the Monongahela Area Historical Society. Don was employed at US Steel, Clairton Works with over twenty years as an inventory analyst and drove taxi for twenty four years in Monessen and Monongahela. He also worked at OBECO Inc. in Monongahela and at Highmark Blue Cross in Pittsburgh for several years. Don loved talking to friends and strangers. One of his favorite things to do was making and teaching folks how to make crosses out of palm. Don enjoyed his last vacation in Ocean City, Maryland and visiting his son and family in Florida. He is survived by his wife, Leticia "Tish" Rizzi Cardis with whom he celebrated thirty nine years of marriage on May 27, 2011; two sons, Brian Cardis and fiance' Nicole Previtali of Monongahela, David Cardis and daughter-in-law, Jennifer Behanna Cardis of Port St. Lucie, FL; granddaughter, Alexa Victoria Cardis who was his pride and joy and Mia Rose Previtali whom he thought of as a granddaughter; two brothers-in-law, Eugene Altomari of Monessen, Anthony Rizzi and wife Ginger of Princess Anne, MD; aunt, Annela Vaccaro of Monongahela; many cousins, nieces and nephews also survive. He will also be missed by the family pet, Sierra. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Rita Cardis Altomari. Friends will be received on Saturday, March 24, from 7-9 PM and Sunday, March 25, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, March 26, at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthonys Church, with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.
Donald L. Smith 02-10-2010 Donald L. "Mon City Smitty" Smith, 72, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Wednesday, February 10, 2010 in his home. He was born May 1, 1937, in Monongahela, a son of Brice W. and Rose Kozemchak Smith. Don was a graduate of Monongahela High School. He was formerly employed as a driver for Bartolotta's in Monongahela. He retired from the city of Monongahela working several years for the street department and was a US Army veteran serving during the Korean War. He is survived by his sister Mildress Ferdinando of Monongahela, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Brice W. Smith Jr. and his sister Margaret Rudean. Friends will be received on Friday from 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Saturday, at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Gerald Demarest officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Monongahela Volunteer Fire Dept., 451 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Donna G. Mitchell 07-14-2013 Donna G. Mitchell, 82, of New Eagle, formerly of Bethel Park, died Sunday, July 14, 2013 in her home. She was born October 6, 1930 in Monongahela, the daughter of Donald and Gertrude Scott Heslep. Donna was first employed at Woodville State Hospital and then began working at Mayview State Hospital where she retired as a communications supervisor. She enjoyed sitting on her porch, spending time with her family, especially her grandson, TJ. She is survived by her son, Troy Emerson and wife Melinda Mitchell of Liberty Borough; grandson, Troy Emerson Mitchell, Jr.; sister, Joann and husband Jerome Ermlich and their family of Florida; sister-in-law, Laverna Calderone of New Eagle; niece, Lugene Calderone of New Eagle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Sherral Gayelyn Mitchell who died September 21, 2012. Friends will be received on Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Raymond DiCamillo officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Landmarks Building,100 W. Station Drive, 1st Floor, Suite. 1900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Dorene F. Brady 05-30-2013 Private services were held for Dorene F. Brady, 82, of New Eagle who died Thursday, May 30, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born February 9, 1931 in Monessen, the daughter of the late Irvin and Frances Collie Yates. Dorene had a passion for dancing. As a young woman, she was in show business as a professional dancer. For several years, she taught dance classes in Monongahela. She also enjoyed cooking. She is survived by her husband, William J. Brady with whom she celebrated 62 years of marriage on January 16, 2013; a daughter, Deborah Brady of Coal Center; two brothers, Irvin and wife Dolores Yates of Monongahela and Gilbert Collie of Monessen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Romaine "Chickie" Kovalchuk. A blessing service was held on Monday, June 3, 2013 with the Rev. William Terza officiating. Committal services and interment followed in Maple Creek Cemetery, Fallowfield Township. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela was in charge of the arrangements. The family requests memorial contributions to the Washington County Humane Society, 1527 Route 136, Eighty Four, PA 15330.
Doris Baxter Buell 05-22-2013 Doris Louise Baxter Buell, 83 of Monongahela, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013. She was born the thirteenth child on July 18, 1929 in Hazelkirk, to Thomas and Jennie Bautz Baxter. Doris graduated from Monongahela High School in 1947. She was also a graduate of Franco Beauty Academy and maintained a successful beauty shop for many years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Grand Army of the Republic. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Monongahela. Doris was an amateur artist and loved entertaining, loved her family and most of all, loved being Lee Buell's wife. Left to cherish Doris' memory are three daughters, Cynthia (Arthur) Hall of Pottstown, Marsha (Ralph) Wingrove of Indiana, Donna (Daniel) Turney of Shelocta; eight grandchildren, Jason and Nathan Hall, Amy Stone, Leslie Yount, Natalie Scott, Ryan Wingrove, Lee Anne Barrett, Jakob Turney; nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Rose Gust and Catherine Liparulo, both of Monongahela. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harry Lee Buell who died December 19, 2010; four brothers, Albert, Tom, James and Paul Baxter and six sisters, Eugenia Baxter, Elizabeth Henderson, Colleen Tosi, Ella Mae Good, Martha Frye and Bertha Bozovich. Family and friends will be received on Friday, May 24, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in the Frye Funeral Home inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 11:00 am with the Rev. Mark Schollaert officiating. Interment will follow in Mt Zion Cemetery, Monongahela. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 601 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Doris Eloise Chitester 06-23-2009 Doris Eloise Chitester, 84, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, June 23, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born on September 9, 1924, in Belle Vernon, a daughter of Gilbert and Helen Tobin Holmes. Mrs. Chitester was very devoted to her family and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 205 in Monessen. She is survived by two sons Raymond E. and his wife Dee Chitester of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Douglas C. Chitester of Monongahela; daughter-in-law Fulvia Chitester of Monessen; and former daughter-in-law Karen B. Chitester of Mt. Lebanon; eight grandchildren: David, Bradford, Brian, Timothy, Kenneth, Kevin and Matthew Chitester and Melissa Blanton; and two great grandchildren; two sisters Elaine Shambaugh of Monessen and Jean Niemela of Richmond, Virginia. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John N. Chitester who died December 10, 1995, son Earl Chitester, brothers Robert and George Holmes and sister Gloria Sterner. Friends will be received on Sunday from 3-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Schollaert officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. Memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Gulf Tower, 707 Grant Street, 37th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1916.
Dorothea Solomon Orr 03-10-2010 Dorothea F. Solomon Orr, 94, of Orlando, Florida, formerly of Monongahela, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010. She was born February 3, 1916 in Monongahela, a daughter of John and Martha Dahma Solomon, who owned and operated a clothing store next to the Bentley Theater in Monongahela. Dorothea was a graduate of Monongahela High School and went to nursing school in Washington, DC. She was a US Army veteran who served in the Nurse Corps during WW II. She held the rank of first Lt under allied commander General Eisenhower when Hitler bombed London and was on his way to the United States. She was stationed at both New York and Los Angeles Ports of Embarkation. She retired after the USA won and Hitler's army was demolished. Dorothea was also a private duty nurse, working all over the United States. One of her memorable duties, was that of General Pershing's sister, May. She was gifted with a leather bound white Bible in which she inscribed her appreciation for an outstanding nurse. She is survived by her husband of fifty two years, John Orr; brother Samuel and his wife Patricia Solomon of Lawrenceville, sister Louise Scott of Charleroi and twelve nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother George Solomon and her sister May Granato. Private visitation and funeral service was held at the The Frye Funeral Home Inc., with the Rev. John Fierro officiating. Interment followed in Monongahela Cemetery.
Dorothy Grilli 08-16-2008 Dorothy Frances Grilli 87, of Monongahela, (Forward Twp.), died August 16, 2008 in her home. She was born June 8, 1921, in Kemertown, England, a daughter of Leonard and Rosabel Wood Green. While Mrs. Grilli resided in England, she was a member of the Women's Land Army/ Women's Timber Corps during WW II, which she currently received recognition from England's Prime Minister, Rt Hon Gordon Brown, expressing profound gratitude for her unsparing efforts as a loyal and devoted member. Mrs. Grilli resided in England until 1946. She volunteered as a lunch aid at the Elizabeth Forward Elementary School. In her younger years, she was extremely active in the Senior Citizens Centers in Axleton, Monongahela and Foward Twp., where she was past treasurer. She was Episcopal by faith and enjoyed plastic canvas and crocheting. Mrs. Grilli had a heart of gold and spent her time loving and caring for her family.She is survived by a son John G. Grilli and wife Linda J. of Monroeville; three grandchildren Nicholas and Robyn Grilli, Deborah Bonacci; seven great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; two step grandchildren David & Michael Spolan; six step great grandchildren; brother Derril Green and wife Judy of Mitton, England. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Geno Louis Grilli who died April 17, 1989, brothers Robert, Samuel, & Basil Green and a sister Gertrude Green.Private visitations and funeral services were held at the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela with the Rev. John Fierro officiating. Committal services and interment followed in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth.
Dorothy A. Brake 09-07-2009 Dorothy Ann Brake, 81, of Monongahela, died Monday, September 7, 2009 in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born June 30, 1928, in Donora, a daughter of Stephen and Emma Hedges Smugala. Dorothy was employed as an aide at Western Psychiatric Hospital in Canonsburg and later retired from the Intermediate Unit in California as a teacher's aide. She was a member of St. Anthonys Church in Monongahela, enjoyed staying at home and working around the house and was an avid Pirates and Steelers fan. She is survived by three grandchildren Joe and his wife Jennifer Brake of Bethel Park, Jonathan and Jennifer Brake, both of Monongahela; six great grandchildren Abby, Emily, Jeff, Zackery, Alexis and Gavin; former daughter-in-law-Janet Brake of Monongahela, sister Agnes Jackman of Charleroi, and two special friends Gordon Heyes and Rose Augustine, both of Monongahela. Several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Ira L. Brake who died September 19, 1994, son Jeffrey Brake who died January 1, 1995 and a brother Edward Smugala. Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at 10:00 AM in St. Anthonys Church with the Rev. Joseph Feltz, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Monongahela.
Dorothy A. Frye 02-14-2012 Dorothy Arlene Frye, 87, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, formerly of Monongahela and Venice, Florida, died Tuesday, February 14, 2012. She was born February 2, 1925 in Uniontown, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Kremer Brownfield. She was a graduate of Uniontown High School and the Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing. She was formerly employed at McGee Hospital in Pittsburgh and retired from the Monongahela Valley Hospital. Dorothy was a member of the First United Methodist Church, it's choir and the United Methodist Women. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the White Shrine and the Monongahela Fine Arts Club. She had a lifelong passion for the caring and placement of homeless animals, working with the Washington County Humane Society, Animal Friends in Pittsburgh and the local Adopt A Pet organization. She is survived by her husband Lewis M. Frye of Venice, Florida; three sons, Lewis M. (Yvonne) Frye III of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Robert O. (Sandra) Frye of Willoughby, Ohio, Patrick R. Frye of Venice, Florida; eight grandchildren, Meesha, Aja, Haley, Kate, Leland, Lindsey, Lewis IV, John Spencer; five great grandchildren; sister, Gladys Everett of Enfield, Connecticut. She was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Brownfield and Roger. Friends will be recieved on Sunday, February 19, from 12-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Monday, February 20 at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330 or to the Washington City Mission, 84 West Wheeling Street, Washington, PA 15301.
Dorothy Clark Elwood 08-27-2008 Dorothy Clark Elwood, 88 of Spartanburg, South Carolina, formerly of New Eagle and Lorain, Ohio, died Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. She was born April 13, 1920 in New Eagle, a daughter of Earl and Bessie Wilson Clark. While growing up in New Eagle, she was a member of the Riverview Baptist Church and later became a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela and Lorain. Dorothy was a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 108 of Monongahela. She is survived by her husband William Thompson Elwood with whom she celebrated 60 years of marriage on June 14, 2008; a daughter Betsy Cosgrove and husband Kevin of Spartanburg; a grandson, Brendan Cosgrove of Kenosha, WI; and a granddaughter, Megan Cosgrove of Spartanburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Betty Clark Hoskin who passed away in 1983. Friends will be received on Monday from 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Bruce Moses and the Rev. Michael Milinovich, co-officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Riverview Baptist Church, 405 Main Street, New Eagle, PA 15067 or to the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, c/o Regional Hospice, 120 Heywood Avenue, Suite 300, Spartanburg, SC 29302. The Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 108 will hold services on Monday at 7 pm in the funeral home.
Dorothy E. Schaeffer 08-03-2011 Dorothy E. Schaeffer, 92, of Fort Pierce, Florida, formerly of Monongahela and New Eagle, died Wednesday, August 3, 2011 in her home. She was born June 10, 1919 in New Eagle, the daughter of James and Martha Baxter Cowan. Dorothy was one of fourteen children raised on Point Bealea Farm on Keenan Hill in New Eagle. All of her siblings have since passed on. She had a dedication to helping seniors long before she became a senior herself. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ in Monongahela. She enjoyed quilting and was an exceptional seamstress. She is survived by her daughter, Donna G. Bires and husband Bernard with whom she made her home; two sons, R. Patrick Gandley and wife Kay of New Hope, Michael Gandley and wife Kathy of Ypsilanti, Michigan; seven grandchildren, twins, Timothy Bires and Tamara Bires-Lancieri, Andre' Bires, Michelle (Gandley) Ferry, Kim (Gandley) Bainbridge, Rob Gandley, Jessie Gandley; eight great grandchildren; former daughter-in-law, Eunice Gandley of Montgomeryville. In addition to her parents and siblings, she was preceded in death by her first husband, John Robert Gandley and her second husband John Schaeffer. Friends will be received on Sunday, August 14, 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM with the Elders Richard Scaglione and Karl Kirschner, co-officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 S.E. Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997 or to HOINA, P.O. Box 87, St. Charles, MO 63302-008.
Dorothy E. Staffen Mendola 05-02-2010 Dorothy Elnora Staffen Mendola, 94, of Riverview, Michigan, formerly of Monongahela, died Sunday, May 2, 2010. She was born July 12, 1915, in East Monongahela, a daughter of John Joseph and Louisa Rose Saner Staffen. Dorothy was a homemaker and member of St. Anthony's Church and its Altar Rosary-Christian Mothers. She is the last surviving member in a family of eleven children. She is survived by her son James J. Mendola, Jr. and wife Barbara of Northville, Michigan; daughter Donna Jeffers and husband Donald of Woodhaven, Michigan; four grandchildren: Mark Mendola and wife Barbara, Darren Mendola, Diane Keuning and husband Brad, David Jeffers and wife Heather; five great grandchildren: Michael, David and Maria Mendola, Jacob and Alexander Keuning. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James Joseph Mendola, Sr. who died December 14, 2004; three brothers John, William and Lawrence Staffen and seven sisters: Marie Kennedy, Lucy Hann, Frances Sasanko, Margaret Bonnell, Helen Sacane, Alma Tuttle and Catherine Opfer. Friends will be received 5-9 PM Friday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday at 10 :00 AM in St. Anthony's Church with the Rev. Robert Coyne, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.
Dorothy P. DeHosse Gavelic 02-08-2012 Dorothy Pauline DeHosse Gavelic, 91, of Courtney, died Wednesday, February 8, 2012 in her home. She was born June 12, 1920 in Courtney, the daughter of Alphonse and Frances Leach DeHosse. In her younger years, Dorothy resided in Daisytown with her family. She was a seamstress and enjoyed making clothes for many people in the area. After moving back to Courtney, she sewed mainly for her family and also enjoyed embroidering. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. Dorothy loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her family was her life. She is survived by her daughters, Dorothy and husband Gary Luzier of Hopedale, Ohio, Paula Agostoni of New Eagle; grandsons, Erik and Rebecca Agostoni, Brian and wife Katrina Luzier, Bret and wife Amy Agostoni, Christopher Luzier; great grandsons, Ethen, Nolan, Roman and Warren Agostoni; great granddaughter, Kaitlyn Luzier; sisters, Frances and husband Egidio Ferro of Courtney, Sara Buszinski of Bentleyville, Mary Bove and Anna Jean and husband John Gilmore, all of Finleyville; brother, Alphonse DeHosse, Jr. of Bethel Park. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Gavelic who died March 28, 2008. Friends will be received on Friday, February 10, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, February 11, at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Father Leger Memorial Fund, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Dorothy S. Walters 12-23-2009 Dorothy S. Walters, of New Eagle, formerly of Carroll Township, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was born February 7, 1935 in Pittsburgh to James and Fannie (Stead) Shook. For the 39 years in which she drove bus for Ringgold School District, she ensured the safe arrival of our children and grandchildren to their destinations. On December 23, 2009, after succumbing to a long-term illness, she made her final run to the Pearly Gates. Dorothy was an active member of the First United Methodist Church for over 50 years; most recently her membership was with Edwards Chapel United Methodist Church. Left to cherish her memory are two daughters Barbara Coleman of Washington and Cathy (Richard) Koontz of New Eagle; two sons Eric (Laurie) Walters of Monongahela and Chris (Susy) Walters of Conneautville and a daughter-in-law Lonna Walters of Carroll Township. Also surviving are her grandchildren Sequoia (Glenn) Edwards, Brianna Coleman, Richard (Rachel) Koontz, Jr., Dawn Koontz, Eric Walters, Jr., Fred (Amanda) Vitale, Amanda Yankovitch, Stoni Walters; three great grandchildren; two sisters Shirley Schoedel of Charleroi and June (Marshall) Lignian of Carroll Township. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years Charles R. Walters, her son Charles R. Walters, Jr., grandson Shawn M. Walters and two sisters Sarah Patterson and Bertha Myers. Dorothy was loved by all who knew her and those she left behind will forever hold her in their hearts. Friends will be received 7-9 Saturday and 12-4 and 7-9 Sunday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Monday at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Ernest DeLuca officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. At Dorothy’s request, remembrances should be made to Edwards Chapel United Methodist Church, 3111 Route 136, Finleyville, PA 15332.
Douglas F. Kolbe 01-04-2014 Private services were held for Douglas F. Kolbe, 52, of Monongahela, who died Saturday, January 4, 2014 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born July 3, 1961 in New Eagle, the son of Dorothy Bialon Kolbe who survives and resides in Monongahela and the late Donald T. Kolbe. Doug was formerly employed by Irey Industries of Monongahela and currently was a project manager at General Industries in Speers. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his fiance', Charlene Grillo of Monongahela; sister, Donna MacCamy and her husband Robert of Forest Hills; and a nephew and niece, Robbie and Renee MacCamy. Interment was in Monongahela Cemetery. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Douglas G. Myers 06-23-2010 Douglas George Myers, 53, of Monongahela (Forward Twp.), died Wednesday, June 23, 2010 in the Center for Compassionate Care, Mt. Lebanon. He was born March 29, 1957, in North Charleroi, a son of the late George H. and Patricia Ruse Myers. Doug was a 1975 graduate of Monongahela High School and was employed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, (Southside), Pittsburgh. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He is survived by two daughters and two sons: Nicole Myers of Pittsburgh, Justin and Derek Myers, both of Donora, Shawna Padovani of Monongahela; two brothers Mark Myers of New Eagle, Jeffrey and wife Pam Myers of Eighty Four, sister Lisa and husband George Brandt of Bethel Park; his dear friends Cathy Coleman and Tom Hetherington, both of Monongahela. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Daryl Myers. Services will be private. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Edith Tirpak 01-29-2011 Edith Albisetti Tirpak, 94, of Monongahela, formerly of New Eagle, died Saturday, January 29, 2011 in Four Oaks Personal Care Home, Monongahela. She was born December 1, 1916 in Duluth, MN, the daughter of Gildo and Margherita Chiotti Albisetti. Her family fondly remembers her as a loving mother and expert cook. She also loved swimming and playing cards. Many people in the community enjoyed her performances in the Senior Showboat. One of her greatest moments was winning two gold medals at the Senior Olympics. She was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. George, her husband of 59 years and favorite dance partner, preceded her in death on May 11, 1999. Edith leaves behind her five children: Eddie Tirpak of New Eagle, Carol and husband Richard Campbell of Monongahela, Janet and husband Harry Pakish of Chesterton, IN, John Tirpak of New Eagle, Diane E. and husband Terry L. Lemley of West Newton; four grandchildren: Rebecca Crum, Jennifer Pakish, Shawn Tirpak and Heather Brown; six great grandchildren. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff at Four Oaks and the nurses at Gateway Hospice who cared for mom in her final days. Friends will be received on Monday, January 31, from 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Additional visitations on Tuesday, February 1 from 9:00 AM until the mass of Christian burial at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery Monongahela. Memorial contributions may be made to Transfiguration Church, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Edith Lucille Pangburn 03-26-2013 Edith Lucille Pangburn, 93, of Washington, formerly of Elrama, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in the Washington County Health Center. She was born April 4, 1919 in Sunnyside, the daughter of Floyd and Susan Kelly Bonnell. Mrs. Pangburn was a 1937 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School. While residing in Elrama, she attended the Elrama United Methodist Church. After her husband George's death, she moved to and resided in Washington and was a member of the Washington United Methodist Church. She enjoyed tending to her flowers and had a love for animals. Mrs. Pangburn was a fifty year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 418 of Elizabeth. She was a devoted mother of three sons, Samuel S. Pangburn of Washington, George C. Pangburn and wife Pamela, William L. Pangburn and wife Carole, all of Midlothian, VA; two grandchildren, Philip G. Pangburn and wife Jessica, Carolyn E. Freiert and husband Jason; great granddaughter, Zoe T. Pangburn; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Weldon Pangburn who died April 8, 1971; three brothers, Floyd, Freeman and Wayne Bonnell; and three sisters, Gladys Smichnick, Marie Pasini and Bonnie Ferry. Friends will be received on Friday, March 29, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Keith Simmons officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Edna Ann "Annie" Smith 01-25-2014 Edna Ann "Annie" Smith, 59, of Donora, died Saturday, January 25, 2014 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born January 25, 1955 in Washington, the daughter of the late Roy and Doris Clemons Simmons. Annie was a 1973 graduate of Ringgold High School, Monongahela division. She was currently employed at the Residence at Hilltop in the housekeeping department and had a passion for animals. She is survived by four sons, Rick Smith and wife Kim, Michael Smith and wife Heather, all of Monongahela, Jeffrey Smith and wife Meghan of Philadelphia, Patrick Smith of New Eagle; two grandchildren, Aimee and Brett Smith; and two brothers, David Hall and wife Nancy of Oil City, Tom Simmons and wife Debbie of Confluence. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step father, Harry McDonald. Friends will be received on Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Following the visitations, there will be a memorial service held at 8:00 PM in the funeral home with the Rev. Raymond Ursin officiating. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Washington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330.
Edna Lillian Souleret 01-22-2010 Edna Lillian Souleret, 89, of Shiremanstown, formerly of Bentleyville (Somerset Twp.) died Friday, January 22, 2010 at the home of her daughter Judy. She was born on May 22, 1920, in Nottingham Twp., a daughter of James Albert and Pearl Sumney Barr. Mrs. Souleret was a graduate of East Washington High School and Penn Commercial Business College. She worked after her schooling and during World War II, at Hazel Atlas Glass in Washington. After raising her children, she was employed for twenty four years, managing the kitchen at the former Washington Manor, now the Washington Hospital Extended Care Facility. She was a member of the Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church in Eighty Four where she was very active serving on various boards and teaching Sunday school. While her children were younger, she was past president and treasurer of the Somerset Township Elementary School PTA. Mrs. Souleret was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, loved the outdoors, canning and quilting. She is survived by son Larry Souleret and wife Catherine of Whitehall; two daughters Janet Gallagher and husband William of Uniontown, Judy Souleret and husband Charles Dunlevey of Shiremanstown; nine grandchildren: Lara Dickman, Shayne and Mallory Souleret, Christa Sabatula, Trisha Fronczek, triplets Lance Gallagher, Kara Nicklow and Jana Chesler and Elizabeth Dunlevey; five great grandchildren: triplets Emma, Hunter and Hannah Sabatula, Lillian Nicklow and Rivers Dickman; brother Glenn Barr of Eighty Four; three sisters Edith Lindley of Bentleyville, Dorothy Haines of Finleyville and Ann Winkleblech of Eighty Four. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Marcel L. Souleret who died April 11, 1979 and her brother Howard Barr. Friends will be received noon to 4 and 7-9 Sunday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Family and friends attending the funeral are asked to meet at the Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church for funeral services on Monday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Raymond Bruno, officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Souleret's memory to the Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church, 45 Church Road, Eighty Four, PA 15330. A special thank you to Janice Baker for the love and care that she gave to our mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Edward Fabin 07-06-2011 Edward Fabin, 70, of Finleyville, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 6, 2011 in his home. He was born January 11, 1941 in Hazelkirk, the son of the late Andrew and Anna Swedic Fabin. Ed was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1958. He retired with over twenty five years of employment at Norfolk Southern, formerly Conrail in both Shire Oaks and Monongahela. He was a member of the Hoot Owl Athletic Association in New Eagle and a former member of the Ginger Hill Grange. He loved spending time with his grandsons, enjoyed fishing and being outside especially working in his garden and mowing the grass. Ed was also an avid Penguins and Steelers fan. He is the beloved father of Lori and husband Brian K. Fulton of Canonsburg; beloved grandpappy of Ryan A.B. and Aaron C. Fulton; brother of Steve and wife Ann Fabin of Eighty Four, Irene and husband Michael Popovich of Scenery Hill; his companion, Diana Butti of Finleyville and her daughters, Lynn McGuier of Florida and Janet Frederick of Coal Center; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, John, Stanley "Stush" and George Fabin and sister, Eleanor "Sis" Gray. Friends will be received on Friday, July 8, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 9, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Thomas Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Ed's memory may be made to the Ginger Hill Grange, P.O. Box 482, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Edward Fransko 03-11-2011 Private services were held for Edward Fransko, 86, of Charleroi, formerly of Finleyville, who died Friday, March 11, 2011 in the Victoria House, Monessen. He was born March 9, 1925 in Monongahela, the son of Michael "Turk" and Emma Sisler Fransko. Mr. Frankso retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad in Shire Oaks. He was a US Navy veteran serving during WW II. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and going for rides in the country. He and his wife used to especially enjoy riding quads through the wooded trails at their camp in Crosby. He is survived by his son, Edward L. and wife Marsha A. Fransko of Vineland, New Jersey; daughter, Gloria Thorpe of Charleroi; ten grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren, and awaiting the birth of another; three great great grandchildren; brother, Paul and wife JoAnne Fransko of Chardon, Ohio; sisters, Sandy and husband John Derrico of Belle Vernon, Irene and husband Andy Klein of Deleware, Dawna and husband Gary Heinz of Washington; sister-in-law, Margaret Fransko of Monongahela. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn V. Dover Fransko who died on October 25, 2005; brothers, Michael, Leroy and Ronald Fransko; and sister, Dolores McCullough. Funeral services were officiated by brother-in-law of the deceased, Rev. John Derrico. Interment followed in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Edward A. Zewe 11-15-2008 Edward A. Zewe 67, of New Eagle, died Saturday, November 15, 2008 in Trinity East Hospital, Steubenville, Ohio. He was born on August 24, 1941, in McKeesport, a son of the late Florence and Margaret Zacharias Zewe. Ed was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela and was a veteran in the US Airforce during the Vietnam War. He retired from World Kitchen, the former Corning Glass Works, in Charleroi after 37 years of employment. He was a member of the Hoot Owl Athletic Association in New Eagle, Heath's Golf League in Charleroi and the Corning Golf League. He is survived by his wife Andrea Midway Zewe with whom he celebrated 39 years of marriage on November 8, 2008; son Scott Zewe and wife Christine of Albuquerque, New Mexico, daughter Robyn Poole and husband Scott of Steubenville, Ohio, grandson Caleb Poole; two nieces Leslie Koziel and Heather Brown, two nephews Anthony Angotti and Shawn Tirpak. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Polly Angotti who died June 27, 2007. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela.. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora with full military honors accorded at the chapel by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial contributions may be made in Ed's memory to Madonna Catholic Regional School, 731 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Edward A. Lechner 06-16-2011 Edward Albert Lechner, 54, of Finleyville, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 16, 2011 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pittsburgh. He was born May 13, 1957 in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Harvey Walter and Evelyn Ellen Centenial Lechner. Ed was a carpenter by profession and loved working with his hands. A gentle man who would do anything for anyone. He was a loving father, an excellent provider and an all around wonderful person. He is survived by two sons, Edward Lechner, Jr. and Tammy Nangle of Finleyville, Andrew Lechner and Merissa Hernandez of Monongahela; brother, Kenneth Lechner of Zelienople; three sisters, Catherine Morales of North Carolina, Diana Barnhart of Waynesburg, Barbara Lechner of Finleyville; many nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Harvey and William Lechner and a sister Rosemary Magaruh. Ed will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. The family is planning a private ceremony in his memory at his home. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Edward J. Soltis 03-07-2013 Edward Jacob Soltis, 93, of New Eagle, died Thursday, March 7, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born February 1, 1920 in Hackett, the son of the late Jacob and Stella Barnes Soltis. Mr. Soltis was a member of True Vine Anglican Church in Monongahela, it's vestry and men's club. He retired from US Steel Irvin Works, where he had worked for over 30 years and was a US Army veteran, having served in WWII. Mr. Soltis loved listening to polka's, watching cowboy movies and was a fan of the Cincinnati Reds. He is survived by his daughter, Judy and her husband Bill Thomas of Monongahela; two granddaughters, Jennifer and husband Frank Somerfield, and Tami Thomas; great granddaughter, Zadryanna Somerfield; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen Anders Soltis and a daughter, Sandy Soltis. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Friends will be received on Friday, March 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 9 at 11:00 AM in True Vine Anglican Church, 700 E. Main Street, Monongahela with the Rev. John Fierro, officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military rights accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to True Vine Anglican Church, P.O. Box 151, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Edward W. Gricar 12-21-2010 Edward William Gricar, 82, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, December 21, 2010 in the Haven Crest Nursing Center, Carroll Township. He was born April 10, 1928 in Broughton, the son of Louis and Cecelia Sweezy Gricar. Ed grew up working on the Gricar family farm. He was a US Army veteran who served during the Korean War and was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. He retired after thirty six years of employment from General Motors, Fisher Body in West Mifflin. He is survived by his wife Marie Fancsali Gricar; daughter Kathy Leach of Chicago, Illinois; son Edward Gricar II with whom he resided; five grandchildren, Brian and Barry Leach, Ronnie Zelinsky, Troy Sadler, Kevin Gricar; six great grandchildren; sister Mary Virginia "Jean" Kevech of Fallowfield Township. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Janet Zelinsky; brothers, Lou, Bob, Joe and Frank Gricar; and sisters, Ella Vettore and Ann Bastash. Friends will be received on Monday, December 27, 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, December 28, at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Memorial contributions may be made to Transfiguration Church, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Egidio Ferro 08-21-2013 Egidio Ferro, 87, of New Eagle, died Wednesday, August 21, 2013 in his home. He was born December 8, 1925 in North Huntington Township, the son of Antonio and Giacomina Polet Ferro. Mr. Ferro retired after thirty nine years of employment from the Mathies Mine in Courtney. He was a US Navy veteran having served during WW II and a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. Mr. Ferro belonged to the Smithon Sportsmens Club and volunteered his time working at St. Vincent De Paul Society in Monessen. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed playing tennis, vegetable gardening and playing the accordion. He is survived by his wife, Frances DeHosse Ferro with whom he celebrated sixty eight years of marriage on June 23, 2013; daughter, Rachelle Ferro of New Eagle; two sons, Richard Ferro of Pittsburgh, David Ferro of New Eagle; three grandchildren, Melissa Overmiller, Michael Ferro and Michelle Sines; four great grandchildren, James Sines, Aven Overmiller, Alex Sines and Egan Overmiller. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Edward Ferro who died October 30, 1982 and two brothers, John and Geno Ferro. Friends will be received on Friday, August 23, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral prayers will be recited on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 9:30 am in the funeral home followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela with military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent De Paul Society,1701 Grand Blvd., Monessen, PA 15062.
Elizabeth Soltis 09-05-2011 Elizabeth "Liz" Soltis, 88, of Elizabeth, died Monday, September 5, 2011 in her home. She was born August 31, 1923 in New Eagle, the daughter of the late Michael and Lucy Rostcheck Hutchko. Liz was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1941. She was a very active member of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Monongahela and was a member and past president of the Elizabeth Womens Club. She is survived by two sons, Andrew Soltis and his wife Dianne of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, Gerald Soltis, O.D. and his wife Betty of Harmony; daughter, Betsy Seguin and her husband Geoff of Atlanta, Georgia; six grandchildren; two brothers, George Hutchko of Monongahela and Michael Hutchko of New Eagle. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Soltis; granddaughter Katie Soltis; four brothers, John, Charles, Peter and Nicholas Hutchko; and her sister, Julia Sterner. Friends will be received on Thursday, September 8, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A burial service will be held on Friday, September 9, at 10:00 AM in the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church with the Very Rev. George Yatsko officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Family and friends that are attending the burial services are asked to go directly to the church Friday morning. The church doors will be open at 9:00 AM for additional visitations until the services begin. Panachida services will be held on Thursday evening at 7:30PM in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, 508 High Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Elizabeth "Anne" Dougherty 07-25-2011 Elizabeth "Anne" Dougherty, 86, of Monongahela died Monday, July 25, 2011, in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born August 11, 1924, in Monongahela, the daughter of Antonio and Rose Iovino Conte. Anne was a lifelong resident of Monongahela and was Catholic by faith. For a number of years, she was employed by the Monongahela Publishing Company which printed the local Daily Republican newspaper. After her years in publishing, she worked with her husband Reid, as an office manager at Smith & Dougherty Real Estate and Insurance in Monongahela until its closing. Reid and Anne were lifetime partners, both at work and at home. Anne's gift was in her love, encouragement and support of her family -- she cherished her children, grandchildren and extended family and never failed to make every family occasion and time together a special celebration. She is survived by four daughters; Susan Dougherty of Charlottesville, Va., Amy (Andy) Martin of Asheville, N.C., Meg (Jim) Friedewald of Fishers, Ind., Beth (Jon) Paschetto of Atlanta, Ga.; nine grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters, Edith (Robert) Natalini of Belle Vernon, Jean Bennett of Sewickley; two brothers, Frank (Marilyn) Conte of Washington, Armond (Melba) Conte of Vernon Hills, Ind.; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, C. Reid Dougherty, who died on January 3, 2010; brother, John Conte; four sisters, Frances Conte, Margaret Dorsogna, Helen Breen and Louise Griffith. The family would like to acknowledge and thank numerous friends and neighbors in the Monongahela community who have supported her through the years, and in more recent days the caring staff at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Friends will be received Wednesday, July 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the FRYE FUNERAL HOME INC., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass in celebration of her life will be held at St. Anthony's Church on Thursday, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Robert Coyne, pastor, as celebrant. Committal services and inurnment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Anne€™s memory may be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 West Main St., Monongahela, Pa., 15063, or to the Macula Vision Research Foundation online at mvrf.org or by calling 1-866-4-macula.
Elizabeth "Betty" McVicker 07-24-2010 Elizabeth W. (Betty) McVicker, 98, peacefully left this life to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 24, 2010. Betty was born in Charleroi, on November 6, 1911. She was the only child of the late Conrad and Emma Kahle Nussberger. Her father died when she was about six years old and then her mother married the late Paul Wagenhofer, who gave Betty his surname. After her mother died in 1921 when Betty was nine years old, she was sent to live with her most loving grandparents, the late Gottfried and Henrietta Shubert Kahle, who lived in Charleroi and were very active in the Turners Organization in Charleroi. A favorite aunt, the late Helen Kahle was also a member of the household and was more like an older sister to Betty when they grew up together. Betty was a member of the Charleroi High School class of 1930. After graduation, she worked in the G.C. Murphy store in Charleroi. She married her late husband William L. (Bill) McVicker on August 14, 1938 at Christ Lutheran Church, Charleroi, where she was a member. They made their home in Monongahela, for the rest of their lives. Bill passed away on August 15, 1963, a day after their 25th wedding anniversary.Betty was very active in many organizations. She was especially pleased to be a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Monongahela, and was the oldest member until her death. During her married life, Betty was a homemaker. After her husband's death, she went back to work as a photography assistant at the defunct Daily Republican newspaper and as an office manager at Kurtz Monument Company, both in Monongahela. Her many organizations and activities included: Order of Eastern Star (50 year member), Grace Lutheran Quilters, Class of Ruth, Sunday School Teacher, Monongahela Area Historical Society, AARP Monongahela Chapter, Mothers Club, Amaranth (Royal Matron), Monongahela Senior Center (where she was a line dancer and a participant for several years in the Senior Showboat Variety Show). Betty loved to sew, enjoyed crafts, and loved to work crossword puzzles. Surviving members of her family include her three loving sons: William F. McVicker and wife Pennie of Westbrook, ME; Charles I. McVicker and wife Pat of Gardnerville, NV; and Thomas A. McVicker, her companion and caregiver who shared a home with Betty in Monongahela for the last ten years. Grandchildren include: Jami Lynne McVicker Babco (Tim), Laura McVicker Aymard (Marc), Susan McVicker Christensen (Alec), Erin McVicker Barrett (Todd), Daniel McVicker (Julia), and Melissa Roberge. Great Grandchildren include: Timmy and Caitlin Babco, James, Andrew and Molly Christensen, Madeline, Alexandra and Elizabeth Aymard, Austin and Evan Barrett, Christine McVicker, and Morghan Bernard. Friend will be received at the Frye Funeral Home, Inc. 427 W. Main St. Monongahela, (724-258-6136) from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, July 26, and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27. Funeral services will be held at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 911 Howard St., Monongahela, (724-258-4505) at 11 a.m. on Wednesday July 28 with Pastor Robert Schaefer presiding. For those wishing to attend the service, please go directly to the church. A graveside service will follow at Monongahela Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to one of the following: Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 911 Howard St. Monongahela, PA 15063, your local chapter of Meals on Wheels, the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, or another charity of your choice.
Elizabeth A. "Libby" Ciccone 03-08-2009 Elizabeth Ann "Libby" Ciccone, 92, of Monongahela, died Sunday, March 8, 2009. She was born February 23, 1917, in Courtney, a daughter of Andy and Jeanette Dominick Bova. In her younger years, Libby was very active in gymnastics at the Turner's Club in Monongahela. For twenty five years, she and her late husband, Tee, owned and operated the former Ciccone's Market in Monongahela. She was a member of St. Anthony's Church in Monongahela, enjoyed going to garage sales, playing bingo, duck pin bowling and took pride in her flower garden. She is survived by a daughter Beth and her husband Darrell Humphrey of Monongahela, grandson Captain Matthew Humphrey, USAF, Dover, Deleware, brother Bill Bova and wife Betty of Monongahela, eight nieces and nephews: Chuck and his wife Debbie Bova, Karen and her husband Mike DiFranco, Patty Bova, Gary Bova, Shirley and her husband Tom Dufek, Jim Bova, Tony and his wife Diana Bova, Tawny and her husband Jackie Janes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Tulio R. “Tee” Ciccone who died on November 20, 1995 and three brothers Andy "Gumps" , James and Charles Bova. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM in St. Anthonys Church with the Rev. Joseph Feltz, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Elizabeth Ann Caldwell 06-11-2012 Elizabeth Ann Caldwell, 88, of Monongahela, died Monday, June 11, 2012 in Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth Twp. She was born on April 23, 1924 in Monongahela, a daughter of the late John L. and Helen H. Hammers Kelley. Elizabeth Ann was a graduate of Monongahela High School. She was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church in Monongahela, where she served as the church organist for over 50 years. She was a deaconist, a former Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher, and a member of the choir and bell choir. She worked for the Frye Funeral Home up until May 2012 as an organist. She was very active in the community. She was a member of the AARP Chapter 2563, served as chaplain for the Colonial Danes, the Monongahela Area Historical Society, Carroll Twp. PTA, served as treasurer of the Horseshoe Baptist Cemetery, Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh, and was a former Girl Scout Leader. She is survived by her son, Wilbur "Wib" Caldwell, Jr. and his wife Jeri of Fallowfield Twp., daughters, Connie Caldwell Piccolo and her husband Daniel, and Suzanne Schock and her husband Jim, all of Monongahela, five grandchildren, Robin Bowman and her husband Don, Tammi Moster and her husband Dan, Jennifer Jones and her husband Bill, Cyndi Richardson and her husband Johann, and James Schock, Jr. and his wife Shelley, eight great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren, brother, John L. Kelley, Jr. of Colorado, and brother-in-law, Marvin Caldwell and his wife Annabelle of Monongahela. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Wilbur Duane "Wib" Caldwell, Sr. on April 1, 2006. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 7-9PM and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00AM in the First Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Schollaert and Pastor Kenneth Kirby co-officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the First Baptist Church, 601 West Main St., Monongahela, PA 15063.
Elizabeth Ann Stein 01-15-2010 Elizabeth Ann Stein, 77, of Washington, died unexpectedly Friday, January, 15, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona. She was born September 22, 1932, in Gary, Indiana, a daughter of the late Margaret C. Anderson and William Machin. Ann grew up in Ginger Hill and was a graduate of Monongahela High School. She was an accomplished Barrel Racer, having owned, trained and ridden several horses to numerous wins in the Futurity and Rodeo Arena throughout the United States. One special win for her was the 1975 AQHA World Champion Jr. Barrel Racing Horse title. She was a Gold Card member of the Women's Professional Rodeo Association. On March 22, 1957, she married Marty Stein who survives. Also surviving are a son John (Tami) Stein and a daughter Susie (Dick) Irey, three grandsons Cody, Austin, and Tyler Stein and one great grandson Will. Ann was the last of her immediate family. A memorial service will be held and announced at a later time. At her request there will be a private burial in Monongahela Cemetery. The Frye Funeral Home Inc., Monongahela is in charge of the arrangements.
Elizabeth C. Patz 06-11-2010 Elizabeth Corine Patz, 90, of Monongahela, died Friday, June 11, 2010 in Standish Assisted Living, Washington. She was born February 3, 1920, in Monongahela, a daughter of Ivey and Hannah Long Travis. Mrs. Patz was a homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela. She is survived by two sons Darren Patz of Monongahela and Wendell (Marianne) Patz, Sr. of Elizabeth; daughter Corine Galante of Monessen; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sister Fay Warnick of New York. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Cleo T. Patz who died July 16, 1995; her son Dale L. Patz who died Feb. 1972; sister Pat Hickman and two brothers Robert and Richard Travis. Friends will be received Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Elizabeth V. Podroskey 11-11-2013 Elizabeth Virginia Podroskey, 95, of Monongahela, died Monday, November 11, 2013 in Nevaeh Cove, Charleroi. She was born July 17, 1918 in Monongahela, the daughter of Charles A. and Martha Jane Boyd Coulter. In her younger years, Elizabeth worked at the former Bill Richert's Clover Farm Grocery Store on Park Avenue in Monongahela. From the time Elizabeth was nine years old until it's closing, she was a member of the Monongahela Turners. Elizabeth was known for her talent of sewing, being a perfectionist seamstress, working out of her home for over twenty years. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthony's Church in Monongahela. She is survived by her son, John W. Podroskey, III and wife Glenda J. of Monongahela; two granddaughters, Carrie Shoberg and husband James, Mary Hazen and husband Kirk; four great grandchildren, Luke, Grace, Henry and Leia Hazen; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Podroskey, Jr.; three sisters, Agnes Symons, Kathryn Hamilton, Doris Oberg; and four brothers, Harry, Paul Ivan, Wilbur and Clyde Coulter. Friends will be received on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 2-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral prayers will begin on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 9:30 AM followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthonys Church with the Rev. Douglas Boyd and Rev. William Terza, co-celebrating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Elma J. Maley 03-10-2014 Elma J. Maley, 84, of Monongahela, died Monday, March 10, 2014 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born April 21, 1929 in Bentleyville, the daughter of the late Albert and Catherine Belina Wozniak. Elma loved and lived her faith as a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. As a young girl, she loved sports. She was a homemaker who spent her life caring for her family. She enjoyed country music, dancing, bingo and fishing. She is survived by her daughter-in-law and great friend of 43 years, Paula (Edward) Hodor of Eighty Four; granddaughter, Mychelle (John) Crea of Fayette City; grandson, Dennis Maley, Jr. of Carroll Township; great granddaughter, Noelle Eden Navarra of Fayette City; two sisters, Elaine (Paul) Brown of Donora, Betty (Harry) Kopelchak of Bentleyville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R. Maley, Sr. who died January 8, 2000, two sons, Joseph Maley, Jr. who died June 15, 1999, Dennis Maley, Sr. who died May 7, 1998, brother, Tommy Wozniak who died in infancy; and a sister, Elenor Hoskin. Friends will be received on Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 4-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Services will begin on Friday, March 14, 2014 with funeral prayers at 9:30 am in the funeral home, followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Elsie McCoy 06-04-2011 Elsie McCoy, 96, of Monongahela, died Saturday, June 4, 2011 at HCR Manor Care, McMurray. She was born in Bunola on September 26, 1914 to Henry and Violet Patton Lowenstein. She grew up in Bunola at the home of her maternal grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. John Patton Sr. and attended the local schools, where she excelled as a student. She attended Douglas Business College and during World War II, worked in a shell plant at Christy Park. For several years, she was post mistress in Bunola. In later years, she lived with her mother Violet Lowenstein in Monongahela. She is survived by a son, George McCoy Jr. (Lana); three granddaughters; eleven great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; a sister, Sally Stephenson; a dedicated niece, Darcy Battisti; a caring cousin, Marion Bonno; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Jean Urbank and Louise Bartkus. Elsie requested cremation and private services at Round Hill Cemetery. Tributes may be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Elsie Mae Smith 04-13-2012 Elsie Mae Smith, 82, of Monongahela, died Friday, April 13, 2012 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born February 18, 1930 in Monongahela, the daughter of Glenn and Iva Atwood Huffman. Mrs. Smith graduated from Monongahela High School in 1948 and the Washington Hospital School of Nursing in 1951. Her entire nursing career was spent at Monongahela Hospital retiring from Monongahela Valley Hospital in 1992. She married Dorsey F. Smith, Jr. in 1955. They resided in Elizabeth for many years, returning to Monongahela in 1993. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, where she served as an elder and in other capacities. She enjoyed her church work, gardening, crafts, including quilting and knitting. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Suanne and Jeff Kunz of Beallsville; son and daughter-in-law, David and Renee' Smith of Monongahela; two granddaughters, Jessica and Erin Kunz; sister-in-law, Mabel Huffman of Monongahela; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dorsey F. Smith, Jr. who died June 22, 2002; brother, Maurice Huffman and a brother who died in infancy. Friends will be received on Monday, April 16, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 17, at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Emma Cardis 11-16-2009 Emma Cardis, 99, of Monongahela, died Monday, November 16, 2009 in the Four Oaks Personal Care Home, Carroll Twp. Born August 29, 1910, in Suisio, Italy, she was the daughter of Baptista and Felicia Agostoni Zonca. One of Emma's favorite stories to tell was that she was almost born in a field while her mother was picking crops in Suisio, Italy. Her mother, Felicia ran home just in time to give birth to her. Emma was three years old when she arrived with her family at Ellis Island in 1913. As a child, she attended school in Marianna and finished eighth grade at Ginger Hill. In her younger years, she enjoyed bowling with her friends, playing Pokeno with her family, and a good game of Bocci, that she played exceptionally well. For several years, Emma was a housekeeper for families in the local area. She was a member of St. Anthonys Church and a founding charter member of its Altar Rosary-Christian Mothers, and a member of the IMBS Ladies Auxialary in Black Diamond. Emma was also a fan of the Steelers and Notre Dame. She is survived by her son Donald and wife Leticia Cardis of Monongahela; son-in-law Eugene Altomari of Monessen; six grandchildren Bruce and wife Sohon Altomari, Mark and wife Vicki Altomari, Lisa and husband Mark Kerenchak, Timothy and wife Amy Altomari, Brian Cardis, David and wife Dr. Jennifer Cardis; five great grandchildren Ben and Sarah Altomari, Marisa and Aaron Kerenchak, and Alexa Cardis; sister-in-law-Anita Zonca of Monongahela; several nieces and nephews survive and several cousins in Suisio, Italy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Angelo Joseph Cardis who died March 27, 1993, daughter Rita Altomari who died May 1, 2005, two sisters Emmalina Day and Mary Zonca who died in infancy and two brothers Steve "Nat" and Pete Zonca. Friends will be received 7-9 Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 Friday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday at 10:00 am St. Anthony's Church with the Rev. Joseph Feltz, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony's Altar Rosary-Christian Mothers, 225 Park Avenue, Monongahela, PA 15063. St. Anthonys Altar Rosary-Christian Mothers will recite the rosaries Friday afternoon at 2:30 pm in the funeral home.
Emma May Herman 06-13-2012 Emma May Herman, 84, of New Eagle, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in the Meadow Crest Nursing Home, Bethel Park. She was born June 13, 1928 in Waynesburg. Emma was a stay at home mom. She enjoyed baking pies, gardening and going on camping trips with her family. She especially loved spending time with her grandsons and also loved her pets. Emma had attended the First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela and enjoyed frequenting the Monongahela Area Historical Society. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy and husband John Belavich of New Eagle; two sons, Jim M. and wife Patience Herman of Bolivar, Tom E. Herman of Washington; grandsons, Joey Belavich of Eighty Four and Jeremy Belavich of New Eagle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph H. Herman who died April 22, 1998; four sisters, Mary, Opal, Josephine, and Mildred and a brother Junior. Friends will be received on Monday, June 18, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela with services following at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Erika A. Stefan 12-05-2010 Erika Alexandria Stefan,15, of Smithton, died unexpectedly Sunday, December 5, 2010. She was born August 25, 1995 in Winchester, Virginia, the daughter of Jeffrey Thomas and wife Tracy Stefan of Harrisburg and Diana Gamble Stefan and husband Lawrence Orange with whom she resided. Erika was in ninth grade at Yough High School. She enjoyed playing softball on the youth league in Sutersville. She volunteered her time with various community activities. Erika had a smile that would light up a whole room. She was a talented artist, an avid reader and writer, enjoyed making jewelry, had a wonderful sense of humor and was quite optimistic. She was her mother's "sunshine." In addition to her parents and step parents, she is survived by three half sisters, Sarah Ruth, Chloe and Ella Stefan of Harrisburg; maternal grandmother Mary Streyle Gamble of Monongahela and her paternal grandparents Thomas and Dorothy Soltis Stefan of Belle Vernon; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. She was preceded in death by a sister Lauren Stefan who died in infancy and her paternal grandfather Alexander Gamble. Friends will be received on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM at the Valley Inn Social Center, Monongahela. There will be NO visitations on Friday prior to the funeral service. Everyone will meet at the Valley Inn Social Center, Orchard Lane and Snyder Avenue, (Carroll Twp.), Monongahela.
Ernest Westwood 06-12-2012 Ernest Westwood, 87, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born Saturday, June 28, 1924 in Monongahela, the son of the late Albert and Elizabeth Collins Westwood. Ernest was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served during WWII. He was retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, where he was a Foreman. He was a member of the Victory Hill Gun Club, the Victory Hill Social Center, and the James C. Ford Post 949 American Legion all in Carroll Twp. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and trap shooter. Ernest's family would like to thank the staff at Fresenius Dialysis in Donora for their compassion and wonderful care that they gave to him. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Pellegrini Westwood with whom he celebrated 62 years of marriage on September 21, 2011, a son, Scott E. Westwood of Carroll Twp., Daughter, Denise P. Westwood and her husband Louis Lucarini of Imperial, Granddaughter, Ashley P. Westwood of New Eagle, Sisters, Ruth Mucci, and Ida Mancinelli and her husband Spartico, and Sister-in-law, Virginia Stefus and her husband George, all of Carroll Twp., Sister-in-law, Clarene Namie of Washington, and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4PM and 7-9PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a funeral service will be held on Friday at 1:00 PM with Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military rites accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to the Victory Hill Gun Club, 135 Jones Lane, Monongahela, PA 15063, or the Victory Hill Social Center, 25 Jones Lane, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Ernest "Piccolo" Weight 09-05-2013 Ernest William "Piccolo" Weight, 68, of Charleroi, formerly of Monongahela, died Thursday, September 5, 2013 at his home. He was born April 3, 1945 in New Eagle, the son of Ernest and Alice Aldridge Weight. Mr. Weight was employed at Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel in Monessen until it's closing. He retired from the borough of North Charleroi where he worked for their street department. He was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the US Army, and was a former member of the American Legion Post 22 of Charleroi and the Sutman Yohe VFW Post 1409 in Black Diamond. Mr. Weight loved spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed working in his flower and vegetable gardens. He is survived by his wife, Linda McAlister Weight with whom he shared forty two years with; two daughters, Lisa Wyandt and husband Eric of Monongahela, Dana Clutter and husband Bryan of Charleroi; seven grandchildren, Shawn, Alesandra, Jacob, Milton, Kaylee, Angel and Erica; great granddaughter, Claira; two sisters, Sandra Lucas of Brownsville, Virginia Weight of Monongahela; brother, John Weight and wife Julie of Donora. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Donald, Tommy, Keith and Jay Weight; and a sister, Ruth Ann Contorno. Friends will be received on Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. THERE WILL BE NO VISITATIONS ON MONDAY. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Raymond DiCamillo officiating. Interment will follow with military honors accorded at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Memorial contributions may be made to Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Esther Marie DiNardo 02-19-2014 Esther Marie Pollard DiNardo, 94, of Carroll Township, died Wednesday, February 19, 2014 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born in Forward Township on February 21, 1919 and would have turned 95 years old on Friday. Esther was the daughter of the late Tony and Anna Legeza Pollard. Esther was a dedicated member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthony's Church, where she was a member and a past president of it's Altar Rosary-Christian Mothers. She is survived by her son, James Anthony DiNardo and wife Paula and grandson Jason, all with whom she resided. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of fifty six years, James DiNardo on February 13, 2004; her sister, Jean Marie Didik; and two brothers, Frank "Polo" and James "Cotton" Pollard. Friends will be received on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral prayers will be recited on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 9:30 am followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:00 am in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthony's Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Ethel Joan Hupchick 07-19-2012 Ethel Joan Hupchick, 90, of Monongahela, died Thursday, July 19, 2012 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born January 1, 1922 in Monongahela, the daughter of Michael and Pauline Durda Veresh. Ethel was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. She spent her life taking care of her family. She loved to bake and clean, was an avid reader and enjoyed watching her soap operas on TV. Ethel was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by two sons, Alan R. Hupchick and wife Paulette of Monongahela, Dennis P. Hupchick and wife Anne Marie of Wilkes Barre; daughter, Barbara A. McVicker and husband David of Monongahela; six grandchildren, Christopher Hupchick, Gregory Hupchick and fiance' Alyssa Priebe, Beatrice Gerard, Isabelle Gerard, Samantha Joslyn and husband David Neil, David Louis McVicker; two great grandchildren, Cole Greyson Hupchick, Anastasia Elizabeth Joslyn; nieces and nephews, Paula Walling, Eddie Hayes, Carl Hupchick and wife Elaine, Joe Paul Hupchick and wife Kathy, Susan Imburgia and husband Bob, Carol Amoroso; sister-in-law, Ethel Washchyshak of North Charerloi. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Paul Hupchick who died January 9, 1985; brothers, Joseph and John Veresh; sisters, Margaret Veresh and Mary Hayes. Friends will be received on Monday, July 23, from 1-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. There will be a blessing service Tuesday, July 24, at 9:00 AM followed by a mass of Christian burial at 9:30 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant and the Revs. Mark and Sharon Woomer participating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Ethel M. Leoni 12-22-2010 Ethel Leoni, 68 of Monongahela, died Wednesday, December 22, 2010 in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born June 16, 1942 in Hazelwood, the daughter of the late John and Helen Liptak Seaman. Ethel attended St. Anthonys Church in Monongahela. She was a homemaker and a caregiver for several years to her brother Dave. She enjoyed visiting her friends and playing bingo. Ethel and her family treasured a mutual love, friendship and respect for one another. She truly adored them all. She is survived by her son, Peter A. Leoni of Monongahela; daughter Doreen Walters and husband Bill of Monongahela; three step daughters, Pauline Recaldini and husband Robert of Monongahela, Debra Wagner and husband James of Bentleyville, Sandra Leoni and Jerry Shaw of Scenery Hill; granddaughter, Sharley Rose Walters; sisters, Maria Torbich of North Braddock, Dinah Knebel of Youngstown, Ohio and a brother Dave Seaman with whom she resided; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Pete Leoni who died September 28, 1992; step sons, James and Robert Leoni; and brothers, Steve, Michael and John Seaman. Friends will be received Monday, December 27, 7-9 PM and Tuesday, December 28, 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM in St. Anthonys Church with the Rev. Robert Coyne, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Ethel Marie Leach 04-09-2012 Ethel Marie Leach, 94, of New Eagle, died Monday, April 9, 2012 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pittsburgh. She was born March 6, 1918 in Clairton, the daughter of George D. and Helen Allen Cochran. Mrs. Leach was an active member of the Riverview Baptist Church in New Eagle, where she was a Sunday school teacher and a member of it's Sunday school class. She enjoyed sewing, reading, canning and gardening. She is survived by two daughters and three sons, Joyce M. and husband Norm Friedman of New York, Clifford W. Leach, Jr. of Monongahela, William H. and wife Jill Leach of Elizabeth, Norman D. and wife Lynn Leach of Donora, Deborah A. Salisbury with whom she made her home; thirteen grandchildren; twenty four great grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters, Dan Cochran of Clairton, Helen Fontanessi of Philadelphia, Naomi Weiss of Delaware, Lois Posmoga of Elizabeth, George Cochran of Coal Center. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Leach, Sr. who died August 3, 1989; two brothers, Robert and James Cochran and her sister, Anna Grace Morgan. Friends will be received on Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Bruce Moses officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. Memorial contributions may be made to the Riverview Baptist Church Youth Group, 405 Main Street, New Eagle, PA 15067 or to Diversified Human Services: Meals on Wheels, 301 Chamber Plaza, Charleroi, PA 15022.
Eugene "Gene" Bobnar 08-20-2011 Eugene "Gene" W. Bobnar, 82, of Monongahela, (Valley Inn), died Saturday, August 20, 2011 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pittsburgh. He was born November 28, 1928 in Finleyville, the son of Frank Bobnar and Mary Vugrinovich Bobnar Cunko. Gene was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1946. He was employed at the Lee Norse Company in Charleroi as a mechanic until its closing in 1988. He then went to work for H&K Equipment in Carnegie. For several years after that, he worked on equipment and helped out where ever he was needed at the Mingo Park Mobile Estates. Gene was a Korean War veteran, having served in the US Army as a Corporal. He was a member of the VFW Post 1409 in Black Diamond. He enjoyed endless hours working in his vegetable garden. He loved his family and especially going to watch his grandchildren with their involvement in many activities. He is survived by his wife, Mary Prentice Bobnar with whom he celebrated 58 years of marriage on June 6, 2011; three daughters, Sharon and husband Ken Becker of Lebanon, NJ, Janis and husband Stephen Skarbowski of Quakertown, Marla and husband Joel Slesinger of McKees Rocks; four grandchildren, Alyssa Becker, Matthew and Courtney Slesinger, Julia Skarbowski; sister, Donna Lee Cunko Vickers of Finleyville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Cunko. Friends will be received on Sunday, August 21, from 7-9 PM and Monday, August 22, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 23, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Woomer, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society of Washington County, P.O. Box 275, Washington, PA 15301.
Evelyn E. Neville 12-05-2008 Evelyn E. Neville 98, of Stow, Ohio, formerly of Monongahela, died Friday, December 5, 2008. She was born April 8, 1910, in Baggaley, a daughter of the late Ezra Stahl and Clara Belle Aukerman Wilkens. Mrs. Neville was formerly employed by Hills Restaurant in New Eagle, the Coffee Shop, the Flavor Queen Bakery, and drove taxi for the Yellow Cab Company all in McKeesport, the Brookvale Sewing Factory in Monessen, and worked in a venetian blind factory locally. She was Protestant by faith. She is survived by daughter Ann O'Connor of Irwin, son Larry Johnston and wife Donna of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; twelve grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, two nephews George and Eugene Miller, both of Latrobe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Roy Smith, two daughters Jean Hofmeister and Janet Martin, son Raymond Smith, grandson Ronald O'Connor, and sister Goldie Miller. Friends will be received on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Interment will take place in Taylor Cemetery, Bunola.
Florence Panicucci 05-29-2010 Florence Spencer Panicucci, 90, of Monongahela, (Forward Twp.), died Saturday, May 29, 2010 in her home. She was born August 7, 1919, in Coal Bluff, a daughter of Carl and Jean Craig Spencer. Mrs. Panicucci was a member of the First Christian Church in Monongahela and was involved for many years with the Gallatin Sunnyside Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by two sons Robert and wife Trudy Panicucci of San Antonio, Texas, Gary and wife Karen Panicucci of Avalon; six grandsons Arthur and wife Laurie Panicucci of San Antonio, Texas, Ronald and wife Sandra Panicucci of Fort Pierre, SD, Mark and wife Gina Panicucci of Monessen, David and wife Nicole Panicuuci of Vanderbilt, Steven and Robert Panicucci of Bradfordwoods; six great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; two sisters Jean Zellie of Uniontown, Gloria Bohy of West Newton; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Primo Panicucci who died May 14, 1988; five brothers Carl, Robert, Benjamin, Fred and Jack Spencer and two sisters Sarah Spencer Costa and Ethel Spencer. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Gerald Demarest officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gallatin-Sunnyside Volunteer Fire Department, Rainbow Run Road, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Florence A. Falorio 12-10-2011 Florence Antionette Falorio, 87, of Monongahela, died Saturday, December 10, 2011 in Schenley Gardens, Pittsburgh. She was born September 20,1924 in Monongahela, the daughter of the late Dominic J. and Josephine Francis Police, Sr. Florence was retired having worked as an executive secretary to the superintendent of the Ringgold School District for over 20 years. For many years, she was a Girl Scout leader for Troop 23 in Monongahela. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (St. Anthonys Church) in Monongahela. Florence enjoyed traveling with her husband, playing cards with the neighborhood card club, reading, sewing, quilting, shopping, cooking and spending time on the internet. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Falorio and her husband Dr. Fred Fowler of Pittsburgh; son, Jim and his wife Kim Falorio of Fombell; granddaughter, Dana and husband Dean Kwidis, grandson, Jason and wife Michelle Falorio; great granddaughter, Kylee Marie Kwidis; sister, Amelia Goodsmith of Florida and a brother Dominic J. Police, Jr. of Jefferson Hills. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Domenick E. Falorio who died on June 14, 1993. Friends will be received on Tuesday, December 13, from 2-6 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, (St. Anthony's Church) with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Florence M. Andrick 05-29-2012 Florence M. "Flo" Andrick, 82, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012 in her home. She was born February 12, 1930 in Charleroi, the daughter of the late John T. and Rose Newton Schwartz. Florence was a graduate of Charleroi High School class of 1948. In her earlier years, she was employed as a secretary for Judge Carson at the Washington County Courthouse and then as a manager at the former Monongahela Furniture Co. She retired from the Ringgold school district where she worked for over 20 years in the high school cafeteria. Florence was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish-Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. The love of her life were her two children. She enjoyed going on camping trips with her family, playing cards, politics and the Steelers. She is survived by her son, Edward Andrick and his wife Mary of Elizabeth, and daughter, Toni Marie Prengaman and her husband Ron of Monongahela; four grandchildren, Nicole and Maureen Andrick, Linda Prengaman and her husband Kirill Speranskiy and Sarah Prengaman; two sisters, Bette Hawk and her husband Minor of CA, Marcine Malush of Charleroi; and a sister-in-law, Patti Schwartz of Midway. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony "Tony" Andrick, Jr. who died on January 14, 2009 and a brother, Jack Schwartz. Friends will be received on Thursday, May 31, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, June 1, at 10:00AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish-Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Frances Restivo 11-28-2011 Frances Restivo, 92, of Monongahela died Monday, November 28, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born May 29, 1919 in Monongahela, a daughter of Mike and Habus (Mary) Dahma Namie. In her younger years, Mrs. Restivo worked part time for Kirby Sweeper in Charleroi. She was a member of St. Michael's Antiochian Orthodox Church in Monessen where she was very active. She loved taking care of her family. Her claim to fame was baking and cooking. She is survived by her daughters, Deanne and husband Robert Mastracci of Florida, Rosemarie Langan of Monongahela, Jeannine and husband Robert Magruda, Sr. of Perryopolis; six grandchildren, Edward Magruda, Jennifer Booher, Debra Minjock, Robin Canastrale, Larry Martin, Dawn Reese; eight great grandchildren; sister, Mary and husband Joseph Acton of Monongahela. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Domenick Restivo, grandsons, Mark Martin and Robert Magruda Jr., sisters, Helen Isaac, Norma Obade and brothers, Mike, John, George, Bill and Tom Namie. Friends will be received on Tuesday, November 29, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Trisagion services will begin at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 30, at 9:15 followed by the funeral service at 10:00 AM in St. Michael's Antiochian Orthodox Church, Monessen, with the Rev. Fred Pfiel officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Roscoe. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1201 Patton Avenue, Monessen, PA 15062. Trisagion services will be held on Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM in the funeral home.
Frances Fuoco Hazen 12-25-2011 Frances Fuoco Hazen, 90, of Bentleyville, died Sunday, December 25, 2011 in the Bentleyville Personal Care Home. She was born January 8, 1921 in Monessen, the daughter of Michael and Rose Dominic Fuoco. Mrs. Hazen was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (St. Anthonys Church) in Monongahela. She enjoyed spending time tending to her flowers and vegetable garden. She was an avid reader and was well ahead of her time in regards to vitamins and natural supplements. She is survived by sons, Raymond P. Hazen and wife Jane of Monongahela, Gerard Hazen and wife Lorna of Eighty Four; grandchildren, Michelle DeHosse and husband Eric, Raymond P. Hazen, Jr. and wife Kary, Amanda McCracken and husband Bryan and Barry Hazen; great granddaughter, Paige DeHosse; brothers, Frank Fuoco and wife Beatrice of Bethel Park, William Fuoco and wife Martha of Florida; sister, Louise DelRosso and husband Lawrence of Carnegie; sister-in-law, Marie Fuoco of Monongahela; many nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Kenneth Hazen, Jr. who died Dec. 18, 1993, daughter, Paula Ann Hazen who died January 29, 2010, sisters, Alice Romito and Pearl Schmoker and brother, Albert Fuoco. Friends will be received on Wednesday, December 28, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, December 29, at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Charleroi Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Father Leger Memorial Fund, 731 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Frances M. Rullo 09-12-2009 Frances M. Rullo, 83, of Ashtabula, Ohio, formerly of New Eagle and Monongahela, died Saturday, September 12, 2009 in the Ashtabula Medical Center. Frances was born January 4, 1926, in Monongahela, a daughter of Alfred and Pearl Munger Leach. Frances moved to Ashtabula, Ohio in 2003. While she resided in New Eagle and Monongahela, she was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ and enjoyed spending her time embroidering and doing crossword puzzles. She is survived by two daughters, Donna Rullo and husband Dave Shepard of Ashtabula, Ohio, Toni Grundy of Las Vegas, Nevada; three granddaughters Roberta Smoot, Ronna Cox, and Ricki Grundy; and five great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Antonio T. Rullo who died November 22, 2002. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 10:00 AM to noon, at the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held at noon with the Elder Richard Scaglione officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Frances P. Kustron 06-05-2009 Frances P. Kustron, 94, of Monongahela, died Sunday, July 5, 2009 in Presbyterian Senior Care, Washington. She was born on October 18, 1914, in Courtney, a daughter of the late Frank and Rebecca Renk Hearn. Mrs. Kustron was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1934 and a lifelong member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. After graduating from high school, she was employed at the old Bell Telephone Company in Monongahela as a switchboard operator and also went to nurses training in Parkersburg, West Virginia. One of the great joys in her life were the children of Transfiguration School (now Madonna Catholic Regional School) where she faithfully served as a school crossing guard for forty six years from 1955-2001. She is survived by three sons, James Kustron of Monongahela, Thomas and his wife Linda Kustron, of Monongahela, and Robert and his wife Janice Kustron of Peters Twp.; four grandchildren: Kimberly Salaske of New Eagle, Karey and her husband John Gabrielli of New Albany, Ohio, and Ryan and Kevin Kustron of Peters Twp., four great grandchildren: Katlyn Salaske, Jack, Luke and Sam Gabrielli; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of fifty two years, Joseph Kustron who died in 1993, a sister Mary Guzman Rivas who died in1983, two brothers John Hearn who died in 1997, and Patrick Hearn who died 2001. She was the last surviving member of her family. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held in Transfiguration Church on Thursday at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. William Feeney as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Father Leger Memorial School Fund, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Frances S. VanKirk 10-29-2011 Frances S. Taddeo VanKirk, 67, of Finleyville, died unexpectedly Saturday, October 29, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born August 31, 1944 in New Eagle, the daughter of the late Caesar and Clara Naddeo Taddeo. Fran was a 1963 graduate of Monongahela High School. She retired this past May after twenty six years of employment at Cicci Dance Supply in Finleyville. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (Transfiguration Church) in Monongahela. She enjoyed baking, cooking, and took pleasure working in her flower and vegetable gardens. Fran also loved spending time with her dog, Chloe. She is survived by her husband, Donald H. VanKirk with whom she celebrated thirty eight years of marriage on June 30, 2011; brother, Hank and wife Ange Taddeo of Monongahela; sister-in-law, Elaine "Toots" Taddeo of Monongahela; brother-in-law, Paul Plinta of New Eagle; uncle, Patsy Naddeo of Ellsworth; nieces, Paulette Bugar, Kathy Carden and Jan Ingram; nephew, Dan Taddeo; several great nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John "Mike" Taddeo and her sister, Virginia Plinta. Friends will be received on Monday, October 31, from 2-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Tuesday, November 1, at 1:30 PM with the Rev. William Terza, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made in Fran's memory to a charity of their choice.
Francis A. Berrish 09-02-2010 Francis Albert Berrish, 91, of Monongahela, died Thursday, September 2, 2010 in the Southwestern Nursing Center, Pleasant Hills. He was born May 30, 1919 in Brownsville, the son of John and Mary Nagy Beresh. Mr. Berrish was a 1939 graduate of Clairton High School. He was a former resident of Elrama, where he was employed for over twenty years at Drexler's Cabinet Shop until its closing. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Monongahela and a former member of the Monongahela Elks Lodge #455. He enjoyed painting, woodworking, golfing, cooking and dancing. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Betty Henry Berrish who died Nov. 19, 1988 and two brothers, Joe and Jack Berrish. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 10:00 AM in the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Interment will be private in the Lebanon Church Cemetery, West Mifflin. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 430 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. The Frye Funeral Home Inc., is in charge of the arrangements.
Frank Coppi 12-02-2008 Frank Coppi 91, of New Eagle, died December 2, 2008 in the Mon Valley Care Center, Monongahela. He was born May 18, 1917, in Monongahela, a son of the late Adam and Pearl Guidotti Coppi. Mr. Coppi retired from Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela and was a member of the former Itaian Citizens Club in Monongahela. He enjoyed working in his flower and vegetable garden and was an avid hunter. He is survived by his son Frank A. Coppi and wife Delores of Donora, daughter Rosemarie Appolonia and husband Martin of Naples, Florida; two grandchildren Angela Marie and Anthony Coppi; two brothers Amos Coppi and wife Frances of Fisher Heights, Oliver Coppi and wife Isabelle of Monongahela, sister Norma Beemer of Crescent City, California; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Ruth Pritchard Coppi who died on May 7, 1989. Private visitations were held in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Interment followed in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mr. Coppi's memory may be made to Animal Angels, 124 Halfmile Lane, Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666
Frank Frick 12-30-2008 Frank Frick, 88 of Elrama, (Union Twp.) died unexpectedly Tuesday, December 30, 2008 in his home. He was born September 3, 1920 in Elrama, a son of the late Gjuro and Jela Sklebek Frcak. Mr. Frick was formerly employed for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Shire Oaks for several years before retiring in 1982 from Hercules, Inc. after 26 years of employment. He was a US Army veteran serving during WW II, a member of the VFW Post 1409 in Monongahela and the American Legion Post 613 in Finleyville and a honorary member of the Elrama Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed, hunting, fishing, golf, working in his vegetable garden and watching football. He is survived by two daughters and a son: Jo Ellen and husband Roger Moloney of Williamsburg, Virginia, George F. Frick at home, Lou Ann Goodrum and husband John of White Oak; five grandchildren: Timothy Moloney, John Goodrum III, Sarah and husband Eric Naugle, Justin and Taylor Goodrum. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Betty Jane Lilly Frick who died May 16, 1983 and three brothers Martin Frcak, George and John Frick. Friends will be received on Saturday from 11-1 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Road, Bridgeville, PA 15017.
Frank Razzano 03-17-2013 Frank Razzano, 90, of McMurray, formerly of Monongahela, died Sunday, March 17, 2013 in the Paramount Senior Living at Peters Township. He was born October 16, 1922 in Manown, the son of the late Frank and Elena Morra Razzano. In 1984, Mr. Razzano retired from the Pittsburgh Gear Company, Neville Island after forty three years of employment. He was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. He was a WWII veteran, having served in the US Navy, was a member of the American Legion, Frank Downer Post 302 and a former member and treasurer of the Italian Citizens Club, both in Monongahela. Mr. Razzano was well known for his excellence in golfing, loved stamp collecting and was formerly a notary public. He is survived by a son, David Razzano and wife Kathy of Felton Delaware; daughter, Karen Kohler and husband Randall of Washington; four grandchildren, David "Paul" Razzano and wife Necia, Mark Daniel Razzano and wife Erin, Jared Randall Kohler and wife Brittany, Rayna Lynn Ankrom and husband Jared; seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Angelo Razzano of Monessen, Louis Razzano and wife Virginia of Grove City; two sisters, Rose Smith of Sarasota, FL, Helen Worry of Arnold City. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Downer Razzano who died October 17, 2012. Friends will be received on Thursday, March 21, from 10:00 AM to1:00 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held 1:00 PM with the Rev. William Terza officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Finleyville Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad.
Frank "Chick" DeRose 12-29-2008 Frank Robert Chick DeRose 81, of Little River, South Carolina, formerly of Monessen and Madison, Connecticut, passed away unexpectedly on December 29, 2008. He was born April 28, 1927, in Monessen, a son of Vincenzo and Constance Damore DeRose. Chick was employed at American Chain and Cable (formerly Page€™s) in Monessen, Atlantic Wire in Branford, Connecticut and Wallace Silversmiths in Wallingford, Connecticut. At the age of seventeen, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps during WW II, serving in the Pacific (Guam), with the 5th Service Department Fleet Marine Force (1945-1949). He was instrumental in organizing annual reunions for the Fifth Field Marine National Reunion. He attended and was honored at the 50th year Liberation of Guam. He was a charter member of the Marine Corps League in Calabash, North Carolina and was active in many military organizations. After retiring, Chick and his wife Irene moved to South Carolina in 1999. He was a member and very active in Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. He was a lifelong Pittsburgh Steeler fan and an avid football fan at every level. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Irene Damore DeRose, son Thomas and wife Angela (Talerico) DeRose of Ruffs Dale, daughter Tina D'Amico and husband David of Guilford, Connecticut, granddaughter Carlisa and husband Thomas Maglicco of McKeesport, grandson Vincent and wife Catherine (Sweeney) DeRose of Asheville, Ohio, great granddaughter Olivia DeRose, sister Tressa Spadafore of Monessen, and two brothers Michael DeRose of Philadelphia, and Samuel DeRose of West Minster, California. Many cousins, nieces, nephews and wonderful friends also survive. Family and friends will be received on Monday from 4-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 AM in Epiphany of Our Lord Church, 618 Knox Avenue, Monessen, with the Rev. David Nazimek, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Belle Vernon Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the chapel by the US Marines Veterans, Inc., of Pittsburgh. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Hospital Hospitality House, New Hanover Health Network, 1612 Medical Center Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.
Frank "Pops" Kevech, Sr. 08-17-2012 Frank "Pops" Kevech, Sr., 84, of Ginger Hill, died Friday, August 17, 2012. He was the son of the late Andrew and Lucy Hamarick Kevech. Frank worked on his family farm and was a self-employed contractor who operated a backhoe. He was a lifetime member of the Fallowfield Twp. Vol. Fire Department, and was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved the outdoors. He is survived by his wife Mary Virginia "Jean" Gricar Kevech with who he celebrated 60 years of marriage; a daughter, Elaine Kevech Amos of Monongahela; three sons, David and his wife Misty Kevech of Van Voorhis, Frank and his wife Carol Kevech of Monongahela, and Stanley and his wife Pam Kevech of Charleroi; nine grandchildren, Bethany Amos, Jennifer Kevech Timko and her husband Tim, Danny Kevech, Kevin Kevech and his wife Sherry, Jessica and Joshua Kevech, Justin Kevech and his wife Jennifer, Dylan and Devin Kevech; and a great grandson, Andrew Joseph Timko. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph, John, and Andrew Kevech, a sister, Mary Matus Kevech and a son-in-law, Chris Amos. Friends will be received on Monday from 7-9 PM and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM with the Rev. J. Andrew Scott officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.
Frank A. Conte 11-30-2013 Frank A. Conte, 84, of Washington, died Saturday, November 30, 2013 in the Donnell House, Washington. He was born April 25, 1929 in Monongahela, the son of Antonio and Rose Iovino Conte. Raised in Monongahela, Frank was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1947, Pennsylvania State University and the Pittsburgh School of Law. He was admitted to practice in the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County in 1958 and thereafter admitted to the Appellant Courts of Pennsylvania, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States and various Federal Appellant Courts. For two years, Mr. Conte served as law clerk for three judges of the Washington County Court of Common Pleas. He served for many years as attorney for the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington, participating in a wide range of community development, economic development and housing projects. He served as trial attorney in contract and personal injury cases, represented estate fiduciaries in Orphans Court and was solicitor for the Register of Wills for twenty years. For over fifty years, Mr. Conte privately practiced law in the city of Washington. Prior to admission to the bar, Mr. Conte served in the US Army during the Korean War, as a Cryptanalyst with the Army Security Agency for three years. Mr. Conte served as President of the Washington County Bar Association and participated on many committees of that association. He served as President of the Family Service of Washington County and on other community boards such as the Heart Association, Red Cross and Mental Health Association. He served for many years as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on Professional Responsibility. Mr. Conte was a racquet sports enthusiast, especially his passion for tennis, as well as being an avid reader and student of History. Above all, the high point of his life was the love of his entire family. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Snode Conte with whom he celebrated fifty eight years of marriage on November 19, 2013; daughter, Johanna Conte of Wyoming, Ohio; two sons, Christopher Conte and wife Sabine Barcatta of Logan, Utah, Jonathan Conte and wife Mary Louise of Loveland, Ohio; six grandchildren, Alexandra and Steven Mieczkowski, Marcus, Cameron, Ethan and Adrian Conte; two sisters, Jean Bennett of Pittsburgh, Edith Natalini and husband Robert of Belle Vernon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers, Frances Conte, Margaret D'Orsogna, John and Armond Conte, Helen Breen, Anne Dougherty and Louise Griffith. Friends will be received on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral prayers will begin on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 9:30 am in the funeral home, followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:00 am in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthony's Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Reach Out and Read, (a non-profit organization committed to preparing America's children to succeed in school), 56 Roland Street, Suite 100D, Boston, MA 02129. www.reachoutandread.org
Frank G. "Dutch" Kles 09-24-2012 Frank Glenn "Dutch" Kles, 85, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Monday, September 24, 2012 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born August 26, 1927 in Victory Hill, the son of Frank and Evelyn Metz Kles. Mr. Kles was employed at US Steel Donora Works until its closing and was currently employed at Thermo-Rock in New Eagle. He was a WW II veteran, having served in the US Army and was a member of Journey By Grace Church in Belle Vernon. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Legeza Kles with whom he celebrated 56 years of marriage on October 11, 2011; two sons, Gary Kles, Keith Kles and his wife Candi; daughter, Kerri Kles, all of Georgia; four grandsons, Zachary and Joshua Kles, Patrick and Neil Brady.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Rabe and Eleanor Greenwood. Friends will be received on Friday, September 28, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Saturday, September 29, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. William Bailey officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Journey By Grace Church, 4803 State Route 51 North, Belle Vernon, PA 15012.
Frank J. Venanzi 10-19-2008 Frank Joseph Venanzi 84, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly October 19, 2008 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born on January 29, 1924, in Van Voorhis, a son of Joseph and Eugenia Mondani Venanzi. In his younger years, Frank along with his father Joe and his brother Lee, operated the New Moon Bowling Lanes in New Eagle. In 1940, they moved the bowling lanes to 2nd and Fallowfield Streets in Charleroi, until 1956 when they sold the business. In 1953, they had opened the Venanzi Bowling Center on East Main Street in Monongahela and operated that business until its closing in 1966. For many years, Frank was employed at Stern's Furniture Company, where he was a manager in both the Whitehall and Monessen stores. After he retired from Stern’s, he owned and operated Van Supply Company in Monongahela where he specialized in interior design. In recent years, Frank spent his time inventing, patenting and marketing the patio upside down tomato garden, known as PUG. He was Catholic by faith, a veteran of the US Army serving during WW II, a member and very active in the B.P.O.Elks Lodge #455 of Monongahela and its golf and euchre leagues, the VFW Post 1409 in Black Diamond, the Mr. and Mrs. Golf League and member and past president of the former Pittsburgh Carpet Club. He is survived by his wife Gloria Battaglini Venanzi with whom he celebrated 59 years of marriage on August 18, 2008. Cousins and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Libero "Lee" Venanzi who died January 6, 1997 and his sister Evelyn Bumpers who died November 29, 2004. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 7-9 and Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Thursday at 10:00 AM with the Rev. George Chortos officiating. Committal services and entombment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela, with full military honors accorded at the chapel by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. The B.P.O. Elks Lodge #455 of Monongahela will conduct services Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm in the funeral home.
Frank W. Cominsky 11-24-2009 Frank W. Cominsky, 93, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, November 24, 2009, in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born October 4, 1916 in Mount Pleasant, a son of the late John and Irene O'lexa Cominsky. Frank retired from the United Mine Workers Local 2874 after twenty years of working at the Mariana Mine, he retired after six years of working with Granger and Oliver Construction Company in Rockville Maryland and lastly retired as a supervisor with Penn DOT. He was a member of St. Anthony's Church in Monongahela and the Knights of Columbus, Edwin Kaczmarek Council 2600. Survivors include a daughter Connie Cominsky Youcheff of North Charleroi, three sons Ronald Cominsky of Mechanicsburg, Bernard Cominsky of Miami, Florida, Frank R. Cominsky of Monongahela; nine grandchildren Leslie Valente of Rutland, Vermont, Tracy Manecke of York, Shona Trettel of Monongahela, Francine Cominsky of Charleroi, John Cominsky of Camp Hill, Susan Cominsky of Mechanicsburg, Christine Mulhaland of Orlando, Florida, Alan Cominsky of Miami, Florida, Jeffrey Cominsky of Miami, Florida, sixteen great grandchildren Alexander, Brittany, Schenley, Madeline, Seth, Scott, Christopher, Erin, Marina, Shawn, Lauren, Trevor, J.J., Kyle, Brandon, and Ryan, two great great grandchildren Ava Marie and Lilly Ann. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie Ann "Bunny" Cominsky who died March 2, 1995, a brother Richard Cominsky and three sisters Dorothy Brounce, Eleanor Toth, and Betty Brounce. Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 Friday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday at 10:00 AM in St. Anthonys Church with the Rev. Jospeh Feltz, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthonys Church, 225 Park Avenue, Monongahela, PA 15063. The Knights of Columbus, Edwin Kaczmarek Council 2600 will recite the rosaries Friday evening at 7:00 PM in the funeral home.
Fred C. Angerman 05-05-2012 Fred C. Angerman, 85, of Monongahela, died Saturday, May 5, 2012 in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born July 13, 1926 in Monongahela, the son of Fred Charles and Beatrice Florence Fulton Angerman. Fred was employed at the former Pennsylvania Railroad and retired in 1991 from Conrail. He worked as a conductor at both Shire Oaks and West Brownsville. He was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, (St. Anthonys) where he was very active in the Festa and also baking nutrolls for the parish. He was a veteran, having served in the US Navy and the US Army in both WW II and the Korean War. For the past ten years, Fred spent his winters in Florida where he enjoyed golfing. He was a member of the Carroll Legion, James C. Ford Post 949 in Dunkirk. Fred was very instrumental in the organization of the war memorial at Chess Park in Monongahela. He was a lifetime member of the BPOElks Lodge #455 in Monongahela and a lifetime member and very active in the former Turners Club in Monongahela. He is survived by two sons and a daughter, Fred Angerman, III and wife Betsy of Rock Hill, SC, Susan Wood and husband Barry of Chattanooga, TN, Kenneth Angerman and wife Kathleen of Long Island, NY; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Lacey Angerman and his brother, Howard Angerman. Friends will be received on Tuesday, May 8, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish (St. Anthonys) with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad.
Frederick L. DeCroix, Jr. 07-17-2011 Frederick L. DeCroix, Jr., 67, of Belle Vernon, died Sunday, July 17, 2011 in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born April 3, 1944 in Monongahela, the son of Fred L. DeCroix and Irene Kesterson DeCroix Staley. Fred was formerly employed by US Steel, National Tube in McKeesport and the Bombardier Company in West Mifflin. He was a retired caregiver working in an adult group home in Elizabeth Township. He was a carpenter by trade and volunteered delivering Meals-on-Wheels in Monessen. He is survived by a daughter, Nicole DeCroix of Clairton; son, Justin DeCroix of Foreffe; sisters, Jeanne D. Chevine of West Newton, Bonnie and David Scaglione of New Eagle; brother, James M. DeCroix of Monongahela; step sister, Ann Gregg, step brother, Leonard and wife Pat Staley, all of Finleyville; several nieces and nephews also survive. There will be no visitations. Private family services will be held at a later date. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Frederick M. Lazzari 10-12-2010 Frederick M. Lazzari, 82, of Monongahela was called by the Lord to be with the angels onTuesday, October 12, 2010 in the Haven Crest Nursing Home, Carroll Township. He was born March 28, 1928 in East Monongahela, the son of Fred and Estelle Marie Sandine Lazzari. Fred was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a US Army veteran having served during WWII. He retired with thirty years of employment as an accountant at General Motors in West Mifflin. He enjoyed cars, and loved talking and telling jokes to the ladies. He is survived by his daughter Levona "Dee Dee" Lazzari of New Eagle, his sister Yvonne "Dolly" Blyshak of Pittsburgh and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Irma Bell Lazzari who died December 28, 2008, his twin daughters, Linda Lazzari who died July 30, 2003 and Leslie Lazzari who died July 13, 2010. Friends will be received on Friday from 11-noon in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral services and interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society of Washington County, P.O. Box 275, Washington, PA 15301.
Frederick W. Todd 06-08-2013 Frederick William Todd, 93, of Finleyville, died Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Thorpe's New Dawn Personal Care Home, Charleroi. He was born May 29, 1920 in Elrama, the son of James Bryan and Eliza Bickerton Todd. Mr. Todd was a World War II veteran, having served in the US Army. During the early 70's, he was a quartermaster with the Royal Crusaders, (a drum and bugle corps) in Finleyville, assisting with equipment and uniforms. He retired from US Steel, Clairton Works after 42 years of employment. Mr. Todd was a lifetime member of the Elrama Volunteer Fire Department and enjoyed spending his time doing yard work. He is survived by his son, Harry and wife Patricia Todd of Las Vegas, Nevada; daughter, Deborah and husband Thomas Simmons of Confluence; son, David Todd of Charleroi; son, Michael and wife Becky Todd of Monongahela; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Juliana Ellsworth Todd who died April 9, 2013; a brother, Harry Todd; and a daughter-in-law, Amelia Todd. Friends will be received on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held at 1:00 PM with the Chaplain Jennifer Dill officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.
Gail E. Dunkerton 11-10-2012 Gail Eileen Dunkerton, 71, of Monongahela, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the Life Care Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born February 24, 1939 in North Charleroi, the daughter of William J. and Margret E. Smith Kameron. Gail was a a graduate of Charleroi High School, class of 1957 and the Douglas School of Business in Monessen. She was a homemaker and member of the Free Methodist Church in Monongahela. She devoted her life to the Lord and was a dedicated Navy wife, mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Julie (Ron) Agostoni of New Eagle; son, Jeffrey (Christina) Scales of Long Branch; two step daughters, Jennifer (Dean) McBride of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Kelly (Steve) Guglielmini of Philadelphia; eleven grandchildren, Alexander, Elizabeth, Victoria and Grace Scales, Jossalyn and Mariyah Agostoni, Morgan McBride, Spencer Brown, Hunter, Ashlyn and Ryan Guglielmini. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Dunkerton who died January 27, 2005. Friends will be received Tuesday, December 14, 7-9 PM and Wednesday, December 15, 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Additional visitations will be held on Thursday, December 16, in the Free Methodist Church followed by the funeral service at 11:00 AM with Rev. William Bailey, officiating. Interment will follow in Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery, Ruff Creek. Memorial contributions may be made to the Free Methodist Church New Building Fund, 401 Second Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Garry J. Columbus 06-10-2010 Garry John Columbus, 48, of Winter Haven, Florida, formerly of Monongahela, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 10, 2010 in the Winter Haven Hospital. He was born November 27, 1961, in New Eagle, a son of Thelma Jean Davis Columbus who survives and resides in Monongahela and the late Harry Calvin Columbus who died Nov. 20, 2000. Garry was a graduate of Ringgold High School, class of 1980 and earned his bachelors degree from Point Park College, Pittsburgh. He was a member of St. Anthony's Church in Monongahela. Garry had a passion for playing baseball. He played in his younger years, and for Ringgold High School and Point Park College. He played several positions, but was best known for being an outstanding pitcher. In 1976, he threw a no hitter at the Pony League World Series. During his entire career in baseball, Garry threw over twenty no hitter games. For several years, he was employed at Coca-Cola in Washington. He has resided in Florida for the past six years and was employed as a production manager for Citrus World. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son Matthew Chase Columbus of Richmond, Kentucky and Matthew's mother Kelly Columbus; sister Terri Pike of Houston, Texas; brother Mark Edward Columbus of Monongahela; special niece Kaitlyn Columbus; loving companion Libby Adams; five cousins Jimmy Davis, Dawn Marie MacFarland, Sherri Roth, Kim Lehr and Denise Frain; and uncle John T. Davis. Friends will be received Monday 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM in St. Anthonys Church with the Rev. Robert Coyne, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Gary E. Coleman 07-09-2013 Gary E. Coleman, 77, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013 in his home. He was born June 8, 1936 in Monongahela, the son of William and Jane Wright Coleman. Gary retired from US Steel, Clairton Works with twenty nine years of employment. He enjoyed spending time with his family, watching the Pirates and Steelers and camping in the mountains. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Maxymczak Coleman with whom he celebrated thirty nine years of marriage on November 17, 2012; four daughters, Toni Burge and husband Bill of Monongahela, Patty Ornot of Belle Vernon, Cathy Coleman of Monongahela, Tracy Tomes and husband Russ of Michigan; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Jane Alice who died when she was a toddler. Friends will be received on Friday, July 12, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Schollaert officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Genevieve Podroskey Boyd 09-18-2012 Genevieve Podroskey Boyd, 89, a lifelong member of the Monongahela community passed away peacefully in her apartment at The Residence at Hilltop on Tuesday September 18, 2012. Born February 24, 1923, to John and Mary Kobilic Podroskey, Genevieve was the last survivor of an eight member family that included her brothers John, Frank, Reverend Fr. Alfred, James and sisters Viola Vogt, Helen Craig and Frances Chambers. Genevieve was a 1941 graduate of Monongahela High School and an active member of the former St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church (St. Damien of Molokai Parish). She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, St. Damien of Molokai Altar Rosary-Christian Mothers where she was past president, a lecturer and was a participant in the youth and adult choir at St. Anthony. Genevieve worked her entire life for the Kurtz Monument Company and retired as the manager of the Monongahela division. In addition to her Podroskey family, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Boyd in January 1990 and her daughter, Jennifer Boyd Brown in November 1988. Survivors include her five sons; Howard (Barbara) Boyd of Westerville, Ohio, the Rev. Douglas Boyd of St. Maria Goretti Parish in Bloomfield, Gregory Boyd of Belle Vernon, Melvin (Laurie) Boyd of Cottonwood, AZ, and Timothy (Cathy) Boyd of Wheaton, IL; nine grandchildren, Kimberly Brown Rolling, Karen Brown McCormick, Kenneth Brown, Brian, Kevin, Bradley, Jeffery, Allison and Stephanie Boyd; six great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Friends will be received Friday, September 21, 2012 from 2-9 pm in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main St., Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 10:00 am in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthony's Church with the Revs. Douglas Boyd and James Gretz as co-celebrants. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions made be made to St. Damien of Molokai Altar Rosary-Christian Mothers, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. The Altar Rosary-Christian Mothers will recite the rosaries on Friday at 2:30 pm in the funeral home.
George A. "Pete" Spahr 06-25-2011 George A. "Pete" Spahr, Jr., 87, of Courtney, died Saturday, June 25, 2011 in the Mon Valley Care Center, Monongahela. He was born January 23, 1924 in Duquesne, the son of George A. and Marie Smith Spahr Sr. Pete grew up in West Elizabeth. He was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela and a US Navy veteran serving during WW II. He was a retired safety inspector with forty years of employment at US Steel, Clairton Works. While working at US Steel, Pete taught safety classes to various area boy scout troops. He enjoyed spending his time as a democratic committee man for Union Township, taking walks and playing euchre at the former Donini's Bar in Courtney. He is survived by his wife Catherine "TaTa" Pasquale Spahr with whom he celebrated 65 years of marriage on November 19, 2010; daughter, Sharla and husband Larry Golashewski of Monongahela; sons, George "Pete" and wife Patty Spahr of McCandless Township, Larry and wife Teresa Spahr of Finleyville, Scott Spahr of Monongahela; grandchildren, Craig and Caroline Spahr, Lauren Pascal,Tyler and wife Andrea Spahr, Austin Spahr; step grandchildren, Floyd McCurry, Doug and wife Karla McCurry, Maria and husband Keith Lusk; great granddaughter, Gianna Pascal; step great grandchildren, Ryan, Nicholas, Alexis, Jonathan and Aiden McCurry, Nicole, Emily and Jacob Lusk; sister, Betty Magiske of Floreffe; brother-in-law, Jack Farmerie of Clairton; sister-in-law, Dorothy Spahr of Forward Twp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Donald and Jack Spahr and sisters, Mildred Marynchak and Dorothy Farmerie. Friends will be received on Tuesday, June 28, from 2-4:30 and 6:30-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, June 29, at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. Robert Coyne, as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial contributions in Pete's memory may be made to Transfiguration Church, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
George E. Kerfonta 02-17-2009 George Edward Kerfonta, 85, of New Eagle, died Tuesday, February 17, 2009, in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born June 15, 1923 in Saint Benedict, a son of the late John and Julia Korfonte Kerfonta. Mr. Kerfonta retired with 36 years of employment from Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela and was a US Navy veteran serving during WW II on the USS Healy (DD-672). He was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela, the American Legion Post 945 in Harrisburg, and the United Steelworkers of America. Mr. Kerfonta enjoyed spending his time wood working. He is survived by his daughter Kathleen Mendola and husband Edward of Belle Vernon, and his granddaughter Alyssa Mendola; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Harriet Elizabeth Hartman Kerfonta who died on June 6, 1993, six brothers Anthony, Ralph, John, Anton, Michael and Joseph Kerfonta and six sisters Mary Toth, Ann Cirivello, Victoria Peters, Margaret Krapf, Cecelia McAlister and Julia Karnack. Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at 10:30 AM in Transfiguration Church, with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 10 Duff Road, Suite 304, Pittsburgh, PA 15235-3207.
George E. "Bud" Johnson 12-28-2008 George E."Bud" Johnson, 74, of Monongahela, died Sunday, December 28, 2008, in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born January 9, 1934 in Victory Hill, a son of the late George and Eleanor Leach Johnson. Bud was an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Monongahela, where he formerly served as a member of the church vestry, assistant treasurer, and was an integral part of the monthly grocery bingo. In 1996, he retired from US Steel Clairton Works after 44 years of employment. He was a former member of the Monongahela Volunteer Fire Department and a lifetime social member of the VFW Post #1409 in Monongahela. He is survived by his wife Carolyn Irwin Johnson, with whom he would have celebrated 56 years of marriage on January 24, 2009, four adoring children, Cynthia (Gerard) Andriechack of Yukon, George E. (Gerry) Johnson, Jr. of Monongahela, Debra (Terry) Smith of St. Clairsville, Ohio, and James A. Johnson and his fianc?icki Sarazen of Donora, two sisters, Pauline (Charles) Wadsworth of Monongahela, and Patricia (Edward) Mikula of Monessen, five grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and his beloved little buddy and great grandchild George E. (Peanut) Johnson, IV., several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Edith and Edward Burzynski in 2008. Friends will be received on Monday from 5-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00AM in St. Paul's Episcopal Church with the Rev. John Fierro officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 130 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA.
George F. "Buck" Barkey 01-27-2012 George Frank "Buck" Barkey, 86, of Monongahela, died Friday, January 27, 2012 in the Haven Crest Nursing Home, Monongahela. He was born March 12, 1925 in Dunkirk, the son of Joseph and Mary Petrick Barkey, Sr. Mr. Barkey was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1943. He was a veteran of the US Army WW II in the Luzon campaign during the Phillipine Liberation. He retired in 1988 from US Steel, Irvin Works in West Mifflin. He loved to play sports and was well known for playing high school football, basbeball and track from 1941 to 1943. He loved to follow sports and was a great Pittsburgh Steeler fan. He was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthony Church, the Carroll Legion James C. Ford Post 949 and the Sutman Yohe VFW Post 1409 in Black Diamond. He is survived by his wife, Phoebe Julian Barkey with whom he celebrated sixty three years of marriage on November 27, 2011; son, Greg Barkey and wife Harriet of Ellwood City; daughter, Diane Barkey Chapman and husband Paul of Seattle, WA; granddaughter, Annaliza Barker and husband Christopher of Spokane, WA; four great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jonathan, William and Matthew Barker; brothers, James Barkey and wife Ethel of Monongahela, Charles Barkey and wife Patti of Pleasant Hills; sisters, Dorothy Wilcosky of Garfield Heights, Ohio, Mary Ann Barkey and Betty Jane Bova, both of Monongahela; sisters-in-law, Antoinette Barkey of Van Voorhis, Marjorie Barkey of Jacksonville, FL; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Thomas Barkey who died March 31, 1992; brothers, John Jr., Steve, Edward, John, Clarence, Vincent R. Barkey; infant brother, Vincent Barkey; sisters, Helen Durieux, Stella Hillman, Irene Wilcosky and Marie Fedak. Friends will be received on Monday, January 30, 2-4 and 7- 9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, January 31, at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthony Church with Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society of Washington County, P.O. Box 275, Washington, PA 15301.
George J. Chambers 09-30-2013 George J. Chambers, 59, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Monday, September 30, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born May 18, 1954 in New Eagle, the son of the late George James and Frances A. Podroskey Chambers, Jr. George was a 1972 graduate of Monongahela High School. He was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force, Special forces in Pararescue. After his service in the Air Force, he spent two years in the Air National Guard. George was formerly employed at the West Penn Power Plant (Mitchell Power Station) and had owned and operated Tri Valley Pressure Washing in Monongahela. He was also a field engineer for IBM in Pittsburgh for many years. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife Denise Day Chambers with whom he celebrated thirty nine years of marriage on January 19, 2013; three sons, Neil and his wife Dana Chambers of Fallowfield Twp., Stacey Chambers and George "Dub" Chambers, both of Monongahela; seven grandchildren, twins: Jacob and Joel, Joshua, Stacey Jr. "Bug", Jayden, Austyn, and Madison; three sisters, Cynthia and her husband Larry Lenzi, Kathleen and her husband Dennis Korzinski, and Carol and her husband William Brown, all of Monongahela, brother, David and his wife Alice Chambers of Monongahela; four aunts, Joan Chambers, Dorothy and Liz Podroskey, all of Monongahela and Shirley Olexa of Oxford, GA. Friends will be received on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Friday at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Douglas Boyd officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery with full military rights accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, One Children's Hospital Drive, Central Plant, Floor 3, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224.
George K. Gatalica 02-27-2012 George Kevin Gatalica, 50, of New Eagle, died unexpectedly Monday, February 27, 2012. He was born March 29, 1961 in North Charleroi, the son of the late George and Colleen Black Gatalica. George was a graduate of California High School, class of 1979 and had attended Dover State College in Delaware. He was a US Air Force veteran serving during the Lebanon Granada War and was Catholic by faith. George retired in 2011 with over twenty five years of employment as an air traffic controller at the Allegheny Tower Federal Aviation Administration. He was a member of the Carroll American Legion James C. Ford Post 949 in Dunkirk, the Hoot Owls Athletic Association in New Eagle and a former member of the Roscoe Sportsmen Club. While residing in West Virginia for several years, George played the rhythm guitar in a band called "Old Dogs." He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and playing softball. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Ballani Gatalica with whom he celebrated two years of marriage on May 2, 2011; two daughters, Kayla Brooke Gatalica of Washington, DC, Rachel Lauren Gatalica of Cleveland, Ohio; step son, James Andrew Camp of New Eagle; two sisters, Kimberly and husband Keith Lundy of Allenport, Joellynn and husband Raymond Reed of West Newton; nieces and nephews, Axel and Lexa Reed, Jason and Braya Lundy, Marshall Fife, Braxton Stedman, niece and Goddaughter, Gia Bitonti, Marissa Bitonti, Ashley and Alycia Garnic. Friends will be received on Thursday, March 1, from 2-4 and 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where a blessing service will be held on Friday, March 2, at 1:00 PM with the Rev. George Moneck, officiating. Interment will be private in the Monongahela Cemetery.
George M. DeVore 01-30-2010 George M. DeVore, 83, of Monongahela, died Saturday, January 30, 2010, in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born January 27, 1927 in Monongahela, a son of the late Benjamin and Rose Gordon Herd DeVore. Mr. DeVore was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1944. After high school, he entered the Merchant Marines from 1944 to 1946 and served on Liberty and oil tankers. He then joined the Pennsylvania National Guard, 28th Division, 110th Infantry Co A during the Korean War. After his service, he returned to work at his family business in Monongahela which has been in operation since 1903. Mr. DeVore was the fourth generation owning and operating DeVore Hardware Store. In 1955, Mr. DeVore joined the Monongahela Volunteer Fire Department where he later became chief and was a lifetime member. He formerly served on the Ringgold school board and the Monongahela Joint Authority where he was past chairman. He was a former member and trustee for many years at the First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela. Currently, he was a member and deacon at the John McMillan Presbyterian Church in Bethel Park. He was a 50 year member of the Henry M. Phillips Lodge 337 F&AM and a life member of SS John W. Brown Liberty Ship Association in Baltimore, Maryland. He is survived by two sons, Donald R. and his wife Cheryl DeVore of Monongahela, John William and his wife Laura DeVore of Cary, North Carolina, daughter, Nancy J. DeVore of Key West, Florida, three grandchildren, Ben and his wife Julie, Lindsay, and Peter DeVore. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Grace Huston DeVore who died August 22, 1995 and two brothers, Benjamin and Donald DeVore. Friends will be received 7-9 Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 Friday in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00AM in the First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Mark Woomer and Rev. Charles Berthoud co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Monongahela Fire Department, 451 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
George M. Boros 03-21-2010 George Matthew Boros, 89, of New Eagle, died Sunday, March 21, 2010 in the Golden Living Center, Monroeville. He was born July 18, 1920 in Houston Run, a son of John and Bertha Matij Boros. Mr. Boros retired from Associated Box Factory in New Eagle and was the former president of its local union. He was a US Army veteran serving during WW II. His memberships include Transfiguration Church, a lifetime and the oldest living member of the Slovak Club, both in Monongahela, the Hoot Owls Athletic Association, where he was at one time very involved with the operation of the club as well as a bartender, and the Arroas Haymakers Association 258 1/2, both in New Eagle. Mr. Boros was an avid reader, enjoyed working and tinkering on his home and loved gardening. He was a people person, loved to talk, a man who knew something about everything. He is survived by his son Joseph A. and wife Trish Boros of Monongahela; daughter Georganne and husband Edward Ferraro of Trafford; five grandchildren: Jonathan P. Boros, Brittany L. and Briana L. Bujanowski, Marla M. and Maria R. Ferraro; two great granddaughters: Kara L. Carr and Jillian G. Pike-Ferraro. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Annie E. Kickel Boros who died July 17, 1998, two brothers John C. and Andrew J. Boros and a sister Marie Eileen Yohe. Friends will be received Tuesday 7-9 and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday at noon in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
George W. Simmons 01-23-2010 George W. Simmons, 92, of Monongahela, died Saturday, January 23, 2010, in the Haven Crest Nursing Center, Carroll Twp. He was born August 31, 1917 in Monongahela, a son of the late Simeon R. and Queen Clara Berry Simmons. Mr. Simmons was a 1936 graduate of Monongahela High School. He played on its football team, winning a gold football for his accuracy in throwing in the single wing backfield. An accomplished musician, he played the trumpet and piano. Enrolling in Carnegie Institute of Technology after high school, he had to withdraw during World War II to work in the family foundry, Simmons Foundry and Machine Works in Monongahela. After the war, he was employed at US Steel, Donora Works and J.W. Fecker in Pittsburgh. For a period of time, George owned and operated a tractor trailer and hauled for Atlantic Freight Lines. Mr. Simmons was one of the first African Americans to be hired as a 1st class machinist, retiring in 1978, from Copperweld Corporation in Glassport. In retirement, George earned his teaching certification in Industrial Arts and taught machine shop at the Western Area Vocational Technical School and at the Mon Valley Technical School for several years. A very active member of the Bethel A.M. E. Church in Monongahela, George earned the title of trustee emeritus. He was also a member of the NAACP in Monessen. He is survived by three sons: George A. and his wife Judith Simmons of Monongahela, Wayne D. and Michael S. Simmons of Conn.; three grandchildren Ashley and Rachel Simmons, Hillary Edwards and husband Corey; three great grandchildren David Simmons, Micah Johnson, and Autumn Sterling. Numerous cousins, friends and church family also survive and will dearly miss him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Edna Higginbotham Simmons who died October 30,2003. Friends will be received 7-9 on Thursday in the Frye Funeral Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela and 2-4 and 7-9 Friday in the Bethel A.M.E. Church, 700 West Main Street, Monongahela where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mortty Ivy officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mr. Simmons memory may be made to the Bethel A.M.E. Church, 700 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
George W. McClain 03-17-2012 George W. McClain, 79, of Belle Vernon, Rostraver Township, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born July 8, 1932, in Belle Vernon, the son of the late John and Bertha Clement McClain. For 24 years, George was employed at NCR (National Cash Register) traveling throughout our region in sales and repairs. He retired in 1995 from J&S Enterprises in Uniontown. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. George was a very active member and truly enjoyed attending the First Baptist Church in Monongahela. His involvement included trustee, deacon, Sunday school teacher, youth leader and choir member. One of his favorite activities at the church was making kites and then flying them at Mingo Park. He was a former member and past president of the Rostraver Lions Club and a former Boy Scout leader in Monongahela. George was a handyman who loved spending his time fixing things around the house and making his own creations for his family to enjoy. He is survived by his wife, Vivian Marraccini McClain, with whom he celebrated 55 years of marriage on Oct. 20, 2011; three children, Rev. Laura Lee Strawser and husband, Rev. Ray Strawser II, of Saginaw, Mich., Jeffrey A. McClain and wife, Rev. Sandra Marsh-McClain, of Bethel Park, and Heather Ann Deditch and husband, John, of Callahan, Fla.; six grandchildren, Annika and Jordan Strawser, Laura and Anna McClain, and Erica and Tristen Deditch; brother, Herbert McClain and wife, Kaye, of Charleroi; and sister, Patricia Narey, of Donora. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Betty Brewer and Florence Burkhart; and brothers, John and James McClain. Friends will be received Tuesday, March 20, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main St., Monongahela. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 21, at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church with the Revs. Mark Schollaert, Ray A. Strawser II and Sandra Marsh-McClain officiating. Family and friends planning to attend the funeral service are asked to gather at the church. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 601 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063; or to the Rostraver Township Lions Club, 410 Mutich Street, Belle Vernon, PA 15012.
George Willis White 05-20-2013 George Willis White, 92, of Elrama, died Monday, May 20, 2013 in the Center for Compassionate Care, Pittsburgh. He was born May 16, 1921 in New Eagle, the son of George Willis Sr. and Margaret Swoger White. When George was younger, he attended the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela. He served our country during WW II serving in the US Army Air Corps. He was part of the Red Raiders and repaired ordinate bomb sites for B24's in the South Pacific. After he came back from the service, he ran a television repair business out of his home. George helped build the Elrama Volunteer Fire Department and the Elrama Sportsmen Club and held life memberships in both as well as the Floreffe Volunteer Fire Department. He held memberships in the Sutman Yohe VFW Post 1409, Black Diamond, VFW Post 803, Clairton, B.P.O.Elks Lodge # 1707, Bedford, and the American Legion Morrison Ritchie Post 613, Finleyville. George retired after thirty years of employment from the PA Railroad in Shire Oaks. He loved spending time with his family, playing horseshoes, euchre and golfing, He also enjoyed bowling at the Elrama Fire Department and at Colonial Lanes in Elizabeth. He is survived by two daughters and a son, Linda White Conaway of Finleyville, Thomas Verner White and wife Mary of Spartenburg, SC, Lola White Miller and former husband Gary of McMurray; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gail Dowler White; son, George Willis White, III; and his brother, Thomas White. Friends will be received on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 11:00 am with Rev. Emmanuel Agbakwuru officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard. Contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301 or visit DAV.org
Georgiana M. Laurie 02-09-2012 Georgiana M. Laurie, 92, of Finleyville, died Thursday, February 9, 2012 in the Washington County Health Center. She was born on December 8, 1919 in Sharpsville, PA. Mrs. Laurie was a homemaker and a member of the Mingo Presbyterian Church in Finleyville. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Jean Wiercioch and her husband Edward of Finleyville. She was preceded in death by her husband Cornelius A. Laurie on June 7, 1999. Friends will be received on Monday, February 13, from 11-1 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main St., Monongahela, where a funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Glen McClelland officiating. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mingo Presbyterian Church, 561 Mingo Church Rd., Finleyville, PA 15332.
Gerald "Hamms" Andrick 12-19-2009 Gerald "Hamms" Andrick, 53, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Saturday, December 19, 2009. He was born May 29, 1956, in New Eagle, a son of Elizabeth Leyda Andrick with whom he made his home and the late Joseph A. Andrick who died May 13, 1991. Gerry was a graduate of Ringgold High School, class of 1974. After graduation, he was employed at Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela until 1984. He was currently working at the Washington County Controllers Office, where he was an accounts payable clerk for the past fifteen years. His memberships include Transfiguration Church in Monongahela, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 2339 in Monessen, the Hoot Owls Athletic Association and the Arroas Haymakers Association No. 258 1/2, both in New Eagle. Gerry was a sports enthusiast, thoroughly enjoying Pitt, the Steelers and the Penguins. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his twin brother Terence "Terry" Andrick and wife Holly of Monongahela; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Anthony and Antoinette Andrick; maternal grandmother Mary Leyda Fear; three uncles Stanley and Anthony Andrick and Robert Leyda; three aunts Dorothy Williams, Joanne Soderholm and Anna Leichliter and a cousin Charles Leichliter, Jr. Friends will be received 7-9 Monday, and 2-4 and 7-9 Tuesday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Transfiguration School Father Leger Memorial Fund, 731 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Gertrude Butti 05-17-2013 Gertrude Butti, 91, of Bentleyville, formerly of Monongahela, died Friday, May 17, 2013 in The New Dawn, Thorpe's Personal Care Home, Charleroi. She was born November 4, 1921 in McKeesport, the daughter of John A. and Anna Vargo Polaski. From 1962 until 1986, Gertrude and her family resided in New Jersey. She was employed by Westinghouse in Metuchen, NJ for over thirteen years and then worked for a few years at the East Side Lighting Company in Linden. Gert was a former member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela and was currently a member of Ave Maria Parish in Bentleyville. She enjoyed bingo, reading and doing crossword puzzles. She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Babirad of Bentleyville; grandsons, Christopher, Jeffrey and James Babirad; granddaughters, Stacy Morgan and Heather Gonglik; great grandsons, Ryan, Alex and Noah Babirad, Bodie Morgan; great granddaughters, Amber Morgan, Katie Babirad, Sydney and Makayla Rae Gonglik, Jocelyn and Alexa Babirad. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer P. Butti who died Sept. 9, 2000; her sister, Sister Margaret Loretta Polaski and four brothers, John, William and Rudolph Polaski and Edward Polaski who died in infancy. Private services and interment were held Monday, May 20, 2013 in St. Dominic Cemetery, Donora with the Rev. Edward Yuhas officiating.
Gladys M. Fabin 08-30-2013 Gladys M. Fabin, 77, of New Eagle, died Friday, August 30, 2013 in Jefferson Hills Manor. She was born October 25, 1935 in New Eagle, the daughter of Truxall and Effie Bittinger Mayhew. Gladys was a member of the First Christian Church in Monongahela. She loved children and besides her own, raised many more in and around the neighborhood. Her and her husband Stanley and the Fabin family would enjoy going on camping trips. Gladys enjoyed watching sports, especially when it came to watching her grandsons play football. She loved cooking, baking, dancing, crossword puzzles, word searches, bingo and playing cards. She is survived by her son, Stanley A. Fabin, Jr. of New Eagle; daughter, Cindy Lu Cialone of Uniontown; three grandsons, Justin N. Fabin and wife Chrissy, Joshua S. Cialone and wife Michelle, Zachary A. Cialone; granddaughter, Amy Jo Cialone; great granddaughter, Abigail Fabin and one on the the way; son-in-law, Anthony Cialone of Carroll Township; brother-in-law, Steve Fabin and wife Ann of Eighty Four; three sisters-in-law, Shirley Fabin and Mildred Fabin, both of New Eagle, Irene Popovich and husband Mike of Scenery Hill; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley A. Fabin who died April 18, 1997 and her brother, Buddy Mayhew. Friends will be received on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Dr. Gerald Demarest officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Glenn M. Young 06-14-2009 Private services were held for Glenn M. Young 54, of Pittsburgh, who died June 14, 2009 in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born March 4, 1955, in Akron, Ohio, a son of the late Robert and Bernadette Mooney Young. Survived by his beloved brother R. Scott Young of Mt. Lebanon and several cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to NAMI of Southwest Pennsylvania, 105 Braunlich Dr., Suite 200, McKnight Plaza, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 or online at www.namiswpa.org. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc., Monongahela was in charge of the arrangements.
Gloria Davis Lukas 09-19-2011 Gloria Davis Lukas, 86, of Monongahela, died Monday, September 19, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born April 21, 1925 in East Monongahela, the daughter of Charles William and Genevieve Bagnes Davis. Mrs. Lukas retired with over forty years of employment from Corning Glass Works in Charleroi. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Monongahela. She loved sitting and watching the animals, especially the deer, outside of her window and also enjoyed watching golf and football on television. She is survived by her sister, Marguerite "Billie" Chattaway of Greensburg; brother, Charles William Davis, Jr. and wife Donna R. of New Eagle; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Lukas and her sister, Dolores Weller. Friends will be received on Thursday, September 22, from 2-6 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Friday, September 23, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Gerald Demarest, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Gloria J. Klemanski 01-09-2010 Gloria J. Klemanski, 60, of Monongahela, formerly of the South Side, died unexpectedly Saturday, January 9, 2010 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born September 10, 1949, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Paul and Dorothy Maleski Neidbalski who survive and reside in Bethel Park. Gloria was Catholic by faith. She was a collector of figurines and recipes. She enjoyed cooking and spending time on her computer. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband Walter Klemanski with whom she celebrated 42 years of marriage on June 15, 2009; son Adam Klemanski of Lincoln, Delaware; daughter Heather Klemanski of Newark, Delaware; grandson Jaedyn Essex-Klemanski; and two sisters Debbie Peckney and Paula Wasick both of Bethel Park . Friends will be received 6-9 PM Monday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 AM with the Rev. George Chortos officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA 15235 or to the American Heart Association, 777 Penn Center Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15235.
Gloria V. Brody 04-14-2013 Gloria V. Brody, 82, of Monongahela, died Sunday, April 14, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born September 30, 1930 in Uniontown, the daughter of Ira and Mary Harden Varndell. Gloria was a graduate of Uniontown High School, class of 1948. In her younger years she was employed as an agent working for Prudential Life Insurance Company while residing in the eastern part of the state. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Monongahela and enjoyed traveling. She is survived by her husband, Frank Brody with whom she celebrated forty years of marriage on January 22, 2013. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Rev. Richard H. Varndell. Friends will be received on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ronald Fleming officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Gordon Heyes 12-02-2010 Gordon H. Heyes, 88, of Monongahela, died Thursday, December 2, 2010 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born April 1, 1922 in Monongahela, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Stewart Heyes. Mr. Heyes was retired from US Steel, working in Donora and the state of Indiana. He was a US Army veteran having served during WW II and was a member of the First Christian Church in Monongahela. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting. Mr. Heyes was good to everyone. Anyone who met him could never forget him. He is survived by his caregivers, Mary Durinsky and her son Brian (Kristina) Durinsky and daughter Hailey Durinsky, James Haines, Jr., Teri Barone, Robin McKnight, all of Monongahela; the Worgan family of Donora; and several friends and neighbors. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Anna J. Heyes and Helen D. Lepond and brother Thomas Heyes, Jr. Friends will be received on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Kevin Roberts officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Grace Louise Bizzle 01-18-2009 Grace Louise Bizzle, 90, of Marienville, formerly of Finleyville and Carroll Twp., died January 18, 2009 in the Clarion Hospital. She was born on July 7, 1918, in Finleyville, a daughter of William Iddo and Eva Baxter Smail. Mrs. Bizzle lived most of her life in Finleyville (Courtney Hill). In her latter years she made her home with her daughter, Patricia in Carroll Twp., and most recently resided in Marienville with her granddaughter Linda Sassak. In her younger years, she was employed at the Monongahela Valley County Club and also was a caregiver to many in the Mon Valley area. She was a lifelong and very active member in the Church of God of Monongahela. She was very faithful in her work with the missions where she served as director and was very devoted in raising funds for the building fund, especially with hoagie sales. She was quite well known for her delectable goods she made for the bake sales, was the leader of the prayer group and a member of the Marker Association. In her spare time, she enjoyed crafts and will sadly be missed by Maxwell and Skeena, her furry friends. She is survived by two daughters Patricia Bizzle of Carroll Twp., Georgie Hruby and husband Raymond Sr. of Finleyville, and a son Grover Sweeney of Co. Kerry, Ireland; five grandchildren:Linda Sassak and husband Tim, Lisa Bazalewski and husband Michael, Raymond Hruby, Jr. and wife Mary, Timothy Hruby and wife Donna, and Michael Hruby and wife Heather; seven great grandchildren: Dawn Sassak, Michael and Patrick Bazalewski, Rachel, Taylor Rae, Alicia and Michaela Hruby; and one step great grandchild Adam Dearborn; two sisters Julia "Tillie" Hulings of Marienville, and Priscilla Nicklas of South Port, Florida, numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband George Sweeney, her second husband Michael Bizzle, two sons and a daughter: Thomas Sweeney, Ruby Garrett and Larry Bizzle, and seven brothers and sisters: Ruth Spencer, Ulysses and Horace Smail, Sarah Partazana, Fanny Moore, Mary Masters, Frank Smail and Wilda Crise. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 7-9 and Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Edward Burdett officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of God, Mission Department, 531 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Grace McGinty Holod 03-26-2013 Grace Lucia McGinty Holod, 84, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in her home. She was born April 19, 1928 in Monongahela, the daughter of Charles and Mary Pezzoni McGinty. Grace was a 1946 graduate of Monongahela High School. She began her career as an operator at the Bell Telephone Company in Charleroi and retired in 1990 as a maintenance administrator. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church and it's Ladies of Charity. Grace enjoyed playing cards, especially with the P.A.L. Card Club in New Eagle. She and her friends liked to frequent the Meadows to play the penny slots and enjoyed going to Hills Restaurant in New Eagle for a bite to eat. She looked forward to spending time at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, loved reading, watching football and basketball on television and made the meanest ham salad sandwich ever. She is survived by her daughter, Perri Ann Holod of Washington, DC; two nephews, Jack McGinty and wife Marianne of Odenton, MD, Tom McGinty and wife Linda of Monongahela; niece, Mary Klinger and husband Jeff of Bentleyville; several cousins, great and great great nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward "Stooge" Holod who died May 8, 1976; her brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Margaret "Midge" McGinty; and her sister and brother-in-law, Margaret "Maxine" and Marvin Conner. Friends will be received on Monday, April 1, 2013 from 1-4 and 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Damien of Molokai Parish, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Gregory Allen Patton 01-03-2013 Gregory Allen Patton, 58, of New Eagle, died Thursday, January 3, 2013 in the Mon Valley Care Center, Monongahela. He was born September 5, 1954 in Connellsville, the son of Paul and Dorothy Rugg Patton, who survive and reside in Confluence. Greg was self employed as a truck driver for many years and later drove for Cavanaugh Trucking. He enjoyed riding his Harley as well as rebuilding them. He liked talking on the phone and spending time on his computer. He is survived by two daughters, Melanie and her husband Tom Sabolek, Jr. of Fayette City, Danielle Patton of New Eagle; four grandchildren, Karley Roley, Chloe and Emma Sabolek, Izak Sobczak; brother, Terry and wife Lana Patton of Maryland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Natalie Sabolek who died in infancy and a brother, Jimmy Patton who died in infancy. At the family's request, there will be no visitations and services will be private. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Gretchen S. Turner 04-23-2012 Gretchen S. Turner, 101, of Monongahela, died Monday, April 23, 2012 in the Mon Valley Care Center. She was born March 15, 1911 in Harmony, the daughter of William R. and Emmaleen Fiedler Smith, Sr. Mrs. Turner was a 1929 graduate of Zelienople High School. In 1931, she earned her teaching certification from Slippery Rock University where she played piano for the Men's Glee Club. While living in Springdale, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church and it's Protheon Class where she was the class president in 1937-1938. She was initiated May 23, 1932 to the Order of Eastern Star, Springdale Chapter #453 where she was an accompanist and past matron in 1949. Mrs. Turner taught elementary school in Springdale and Harmony for nearly eight years before teaching in the Ringgold school district. She taught at Lincoln School in Monongahela for ten years, until her retirement in 1975. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Monongahela, where she was a member of the former Adelphian Class, in which she was class president in 1966-1967 and treasurer for over 30 years. She taught Sunday School, played piano for Bible School for over 50 years, as well as for various organizations within the church. She was a charter member of the Monongahela AARP #2563 and played piano for the AARP Mellowaires. She was a 65 year member of the Monongahela Women's Club and was the accompanist for the Women's Club Chorus. She was the accompanist for the Mon Valley Show Boat and for concerts at the former Monongahela and present Ringgold school district. She was a member of the Washington County Retired Teachers Association and the Pennsylvania State Retirees Association. Her musical talents, her kindness and her dedication will be cherished by the many friends whose lives she touched throughout the years. She is survived by her daughter, Gretchen "Dolly" and husband James "Chip" Barnhart of Castle Shannon; two grandsons, James M. Barnhart with whom she made her home, Timothy J. and wife Carla Barnhart of Cranberry; two great grandsons, Avery and Logan Barnhart; nephew, Charles Smith of Canada; niece, Carol Sue Smith Markel of TN; and a good friend and chauffeur, Wayne Cook. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert L. Turner who died on Oct 13, 1991; great granddaughter, Ashley Barnhart in 2004; and two brothers, Daniel Smith in 2011 and William Smith, Jr. in 1970. Friends will be received on Thursday, April 26, from 1-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Gerald Demarest and Rev. John Fierro, co-officiating. Interment in Mt. Royal Cemetery, Glenshaw will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church Bell Tower Restoration Fund, 430 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Grover L. Behanna, Sr. 07-21-2012 Grover L. Behanna Sr., 82, of Monongahela, died Saturday, July 21, 2012 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born August 2, 1929 in Black Diamond, the son of Andrew and Margaret Terrol Behanna. Grover was a US Army Air Corps veteran serving in the Korean War. He retired in 1995 from Christy Park in McKeesport. Grover performed in the Mon Valley and Pittsburgh areas in the Tommy Dickens Country Music band. He was a member of the Carroll Legion, James C. Ford Post 949 and it's Honor Guard and Firing Squad and the American Citizens Slovak Club in Monongahela. He is survived by his son, Grover Behanna Jr. of Monessen; two daughters, Linda Joann Ross of Fallowfield Township, Isabella Pierce of Charleroi; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; good friend, Louise Beachley of Brownsville; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Randy Lee "Petey" Behanna who died July 21, 1993, his grandson, Grover Behanna III who died March 30, 2004; three brother and ten sisters. Friends will be received on Tuesday, July 24, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 25, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad.
Harold Ivery, Sr. 07-17-2013 Harold Ivery, Sr., 76, of Ellsworth, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at his daughter's home in Monongahela. He was born March 31, 1937 in Washington, the son of the late James and Flossie Ward Ivery. Harold was a graduate of Trinity High School and a member of UMWA Local 1197, retiring from Bethlehem Mine 60. He loved spending time with his children and enjoyed cars and cooking. Surviving are three sons and three daughters, Harold Ivery, Jr. and wife Valerie of Westland, Lori Ivery of Monongahela, Mark Ivery and wife Peggy of Washington, Sylvia Dorsey of Las Vegas, NV, Jerry Kelly and Jenny of Ellsworth, Jayia Williams of Canonsburg; daughter-in-law, Tina Ivery of Monongahela, brother, Carl Ivery and wife Mildred of Washington; twenty grandchildren; three great grandchildren. Deceased, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Yvonne Castor Ivery, his son, Gregory Ivery who died July 19, 2001 and a brother, James Ivery, Jr. Friends will be received on Sunday, July 21, 2013 from 3-5 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Harold "Bud" Fine 07-21-2012 Harold "Bud" Fine, 91, of Monongahela, died Saturday, July 21, 2012 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born January 29, 1921 in Forward Twp., the son of Conrad and Clara Mae Smith Fine. Harold served in the Medical Corps of the US Army from July 1942 until February 1946. He later was employed by US Steel Clairton Works for over thirty years. He was a member of the American Legion, James C. Ford, Post 949 in Dunkirk and attended the River Hill Church of Christ. He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Williams and husband Bill, Monongahela; daughter-in-law, Karen Fine of Jefferson Hills; four grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Simmermon Fine who died on January 1, 2003; son, Harold "Butch" Fine, Jr.; brothers, Raymond and Russell Fine; sisters, Hazel Staffen, Myrtle Marchick, Mable Wasko and Minnie Anthony. Friends will be received on Monday, July 23, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 24, at 12:00 PM with the Rev. Paul Eisaman officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth.
Harry Holloway, Jr. 02-22-2011 Harry Holloway, Jr., 90, of Basin, Wyoming, formerly of Monongahela, died Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Born in Monongahela on November 13, 1920, he was the son of Harryand Adelaide (Patton) Holloway. Harry received his schooling and graduated from Monongahela High School in June 1939. On September 1, 1939, the day Germany invaded Poland, kicking off World War II, Harry enlisted for three years in the U.S. Army Corps. Knowing the International Morse Code, he was assigned to the Radio Section. Due to regulations, he re-enlisted to attend Radio Operator/Mechanic School at Scott and Chanute Fields, Illinois. After returning to Langley he flew on B-18A and B-17 bombers. On December 8, 1941, Harry was assigned to flying submarine patrol over the North Atlantic. For the remainder of the war, Harry flew combat missions throughout northern Africa and Europe and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his valor as a B-17 waist gunner for action in the Mediterranean Theatre. Harry then served in the Korean War and during the Cold War hostilities. During the course of his military career he received numerous medals and citations for his service to his country, both in war time and in peace time, and is remembered for his willingness to do more today, if he was asked to; a true patriot who loved his country till the end. From December 16, 1959 to January 31, 1977, he was assigned Program Manager for the entire SAC DCS Operations Civil Engineering support. He was effective for the success of the Air Force, Strategic Air Command and Air Force Communications Systems. He received an award for eliminating the SAC MARS System which in itself resulted in saving the U.S. Government hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. Mr. Holloway culminated a thirty-seven year career in the service of his country which reflects great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force. On August 1, 1943, he met PFC Dorothy Rose Marie Grace at the Blythe Army Air Field, Blythe, California. On November 21, 1943 they were married in the Catholic Chapel at Blythe Army Air Field, California. While serving his country, they lived in California, Washington, Mississippi, Texas, Alabama, and Nebraska. After Harry€™s retirement in 1977 from military duty at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska, he and his wife, Dorothy moved to Harrison, Nebraska. In 1980, they moved to Basin, Wyoming to be closer to his son and grandchildren. His life was centered on their school activities, hunting, playing cribbage, crossword puzzles, reading books, weekly phone calls from his family, and gardening. He was a member of the St. Philips and Sacred Heart Catholic Churches, Knights of Columbus, Elks BPOE Lodge #1431 in Greybull, Wyoming, Eagles Cloud Peak Aerie Lodge #3086 in Basin, Wyoming, and American Legion Marion Tanner Post 29 of Basin, Wyoming. Harry is survived by his two sons: Harry Holloway III and wife Luci of Port Townsend, Washington and Joseph Holloway and wife, Janice of Basin, Wyoming; six grandchildren: Joseph Jr. and wife, Katrin Holloway, Thomas Holloway, Jessica Marie Holloway, James Patrick and wife, Amy Holloway and Anne Marie Holloway, and John Daniel and wife, Imri-Lael Holloway; two great-grandsons: Wyatt William and Zachary James Holloway; and one great-granddaughter: Eden Marie Holloway. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by: his wife, Dorothy (Grace) Holloway on April 8, 1999; his brothers: William, James and John Holloway; and his sisters: Hazel Tempest, Martha Hosdulick, Adelaide Francis Jaszemski, Catherine and Joan Holloway. Committal services and interment will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 10:00 AM in the Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the graveside by the Pennsylvania Funeral Honor Guard, Fort Indiantown Gap. In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Fund has been established in Harry's name at Security State Bank, P.O. Box 531, Basin, WY 82410. Proceeds will go to the Big Horn County Library. Atwood Family Funeral Directors, Inc. is in charge of arrangements in Wyoming and Frye Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the services in Pennsylvania.
Harry Lee Buell 12-19-2010 Harry Lee Buell, 83, of Monongahela, died Sunday, December 19, 2010 in the Mon Valley Care Center, Carroll Township. He was born December 9, 1927 in Elrama, the son of Donald C. and Anna May Marks Buell. Mr. Buell attended Union Township Elementary Schools from 1933 to 1941 and graduated in 1944 from Clairton High School. He earned his bachelor of science degree in education from California State Teachers College in 1958. He was a US Navy veteran serving his country in WW II and the Korean War. For thirty years, he was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad and successor companies working the majority of his years in management/supervision and retiring as yardmaster in 1974. His work experience then led him into management positions at several different coal companies, eventually becoming Vice President and CEO for the Kittanning Coal Company from 1979 to 1986. In 1978, he began his own company, Armstrong Consulting Enterprises, which he operated for numerous years. For several years in the 1960's, he was a substitute teacher, working at California Senior High School and Carroll Township Junior High School. He also taught courses at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Buell wrote many professional papers in his lifetime. One in particular, “Acid Rain-Fact or Fiction” was the lead story in the National Independent Coal Producer. This writing was used to debate the issue on the floor of the U.S. Congress. He also presented many programs to various service clubs. Mr. Buell was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Henry M. Phillips Lodge #337 F&AM, both of Monongahela, and the Carroll Legion James C. Ford Post 949 of Dunkirk. His past memberships include, the Carroll Township School Board, advisory board for the Ringgold Junior Senior High School, chairman of the Carroll Township Sewer Authority and the Charleroi Elks. He is survived by his wife Doris Baxter Buell with whom he celebrated 63 years of marriage on November 28, 2010; three daughters, Cynthia (Arthur) Hall of New Castle, Marsha Lee (Ralph) Wingrove of Indiana, Donna May (Daniel) Turney of Shelocta; eight grandchildren, Jason and Nathan Hall, Amy Stone, Leslie Yount, Natalie Scott, Ryan Wingrove, Lee Anne Barrett, Jakob Turney; six great grandchildren, Olivia and Alison Stone,Tyler Yount, Dawson Scott, Daniel Barrett and Calliope Rose Hall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, William H. "Bud", Joseph B., Dr. George P. and Donald C. Buell, Jr. and a sister Virginia Neidermeyer. Friends will be received Monday, December 20, 7-9 PM and Tuesday, December 21, 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Wednesday, December 22, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Schollaert officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Monongahela with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. The Henry M. Phillips Lodge #337 F&AM will conduct services Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 601 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Harry N. Griest, Sr. 11-18-2009 Harry "Big Harry" Griest, Sr., 71, of Belle Vernon, formerly of Monessen, died Wednesday, November 18, 2009, in the Canonsburg Hospital. He was born January 15, 1938 in Sandrock, a son of the late Frank and Anna Stangroom Griest. Harry was a veteran having served in the US Army Reserve. He enjoyed bowling at the Bentleyville Lanes and was a former member of the Slovak Club in Monongahela. He is survived by four daughters, Theresa Griest of Monessen, Margaret Simmons and her husband Freeman, of McKeesport, Debbie Smith of Charleroi, and Darla Griest of Monessen, and one son, Jerry Griest, Sr., of Monessen, nine grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren, three sisters, and two brothers. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Emily Mason Griest and a son Harry Griest, Jr. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Monday at 11:00AM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.
Harry W. Bruce, Sr. 05-11-2011 Harry William Bruce Sr., 81, of Monongahela, (Forward Twp.) died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pittsburgh. He was born April 1, 1930 in Elizabeth, the son of John F. and Lillian Davis Bruce. Mr. Bruce was a member of River's Edge Church in Forward Twp. He was an elder at the former Riverside Tabernacle (River's Edge) for over forty years. He retired from People's Natural Gas company with thirty years of employment. He was a former member of the Forward Twp. water board and a US Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. Mr. Bruce was an avid hunter and trapper. He is survived by his son, Harry W. Bruce, Jr. and wife Deborah of Elizabeth; five grandsons, Andrew Bruce and wife Tracy, William Bruce, Alvin and Amy Bruce, Robbie Kepics and Josh Bruce; four great grandchildren; sister, Nellie Berggren and brother Alvin Bruce, both of Forward Twp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Opfer Bruce who died July 10, 2003; son, Alvin Lee Bruce; brother, John Bruce and sisters, Martha Bruce, Naomi Bisel and Blanche Wataszychan. Friends will be received on Friday, May 13, from 2-4 and 7-9 in the River's Edge Church, 3326 Rainbow Run Road, Monongahela, where services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Jason Cain officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth. Memorial contributions may be made to River's Edge Church, 3326 Rainbow Run Road, Monongahela, PA 15063. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Helen Oftrosky 12-29-2013 Helen Oftrosky, 88, of Monongahela, died Sunday, December 29, 2013 in the Washington County Health Center. She was born October 5, 1925 in Gallatin, the daughter of Daniel and Anna Simko Timko. Helen was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1943. She was employed and worked in the office at Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela for eighteen years until 1963. She then became a driver and dispatcher for the City Taxi in both Monongahela and Monessen for a total of fourteen years. Helen was a member of the Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church in Charleroi and a former member of the Democratic Women's Club in Monongahela. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Nemery and husband Mark of Upper Mont Clair, New Jersey; grandson, Joshua Charles Nemery; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Oftrosky; three brothers, John, Andy and Pete Timko; two sisters, Mary Skender, Ann McFeely; and a niece, Nancy McFeely Abbott. Friends will be received on Thursday, January 2, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM with the Rev. James Ragan officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Helen Sosko 07-24-2010 Helen Sosko, 95, of Monongahela, died Saturday, July 24, 2010 in the Washington County Health Center. She was born January 4, 1915 in Monongahela, the daughter of the late George and Helen Onisko Sosko. Helen was a very active member of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Monongahela. During WW II, she was employed at Shire Oaks rail yard. She retired after numerous years as a manager for Books Shoe Company working in Monongahela, Donora, and Charleroi. She loved to crochet, especially on Tuesdays at the Monongahela Senior Center, work in her vegetable garden and tend to her many flowers. One of her most memorable times was her trip to Europe to meet her sister for the first time. She is survived by two nieces, Mary Toth of Monongahela, Helen and husband Joseph Zak of Texas; and a nephew George and wife Gloria Toth of Monongahela; six great nieces Karen Rullo, Jo Ann Panicucci and Paula Rechichar, all of Monongahela, Susan Rechichar of Pittsburgh, Karen Pettigrew of NC, Pamela Zak, of MD; and four nephews, Joseph and Tom Zak of Texas, David Sosko of CA, Michael Toth of Monongahela; sister-in-law Theresa Sosko of Monongahela. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Charles Sosko, John and wife Clara Sosko, Michael and wife Rosemarie Sosko; two sisters, Mary Cupic and Julia Toth; niece Julia Rechichar and nephew Michael Toth. Friends will be received on Tuesday, July 27 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 28, at 1:00 PM in the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church with the Very Rev. George Yatsko, officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Panachida service will be held at 8:30 PM Tuesday evening in the funeral home.
Helen Yuschak 05-30-2012 Helen Yuschak, 92, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the Victoria House in Monessen. She was born November 15, 1919 in Forward Township, the daughter of the late Michael John and Anna Druggan Bosko. Mrs. Yuschak was a member of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Monongahela. She was retired, having worked as a telephone operator for the Bell Telephone Company in Charleroi. Mrs. Yuschak was a good person and led a very dignified life. She is survived by her son, Timothy Yuschak of Monongahela, nephews and nieces, Robert D. Collin of Orange Valley, NJ, Jack and wife Polly Bosko of Derry, NH, George and wife Carol Bosko of Canonsburg, Rosemary and husband Jim Williams of Dunbar, Michelle and husband Louis Gajewski of Greensburg, and Barbie and husband Jim Deavers of Virginia; several great nephews and nieces also survive. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Walter V. Yuschak, brothers, Michael, Eugene, and John "George" Bosko, and a sister, Olga Collin. Friends will be received on Friday, June 1, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, at 11:00 AM in the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church with the Very Rev. George Yatsko, officiating. Family and friends attending the funeral on Saturday are asked to meet at the church. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. A Panachida service will be held in the funeral home on Friday evening at 7:30PM.
Helen Lenart 04-07-2009 Helen Hoover Lenart, of Monongahela, passed away on April 7, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. Helen was born in Monongahela on January 16, 1921, the daughter of the late Edward and Frances Wood Hoover. Helen was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela and enjoyed spending her time in her yard, especially with her flowers. She is survived by a daughter Frances Parks of Monongahela, her grandsons Robert, Michael (Wendy) and Jerry Parks, all of Monongahela. She was preceded in death by her husbands Fred Farren and Sigmond Lenart, Sr., sons Barry, Chuck, and Jim Lenart, sister Dorothy Frey, three brothers William, Lynn and Bob Hoover, and her beloved dog Benji. Services were private and interment was in the Monongahela Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Helen's memory to the Washington County Humane Society, PO Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Helen Guzanick 11-26-2011 Helen Guzanick, 90, formerly of Monongahela, died Saturday, November 26, 2011 in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg, She was born January 10, 1921 in Clairton, the daughter of Joseph and Ann Dorchinitz Spernak. Helen had a beautiful smile, was very genuine and good hearted. She loved music and singing. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Toth of Belle Vernon; two granddaughters, Monica Brannon & fiance' David Tomichek, Lori and husband Steve Gargasz; two great grandchildren, Thomas and Sophia Gargasz; sister, Mary Brady of Monongahela. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Guzanick, brothers and sister, Joseph, Frank, Victor and Margaret Spernak. At the request of the family, services will be private. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc., Monongahela was in charge of the arrangements.
Helen Byers 06-12-2011 Helen Byers, 87, of Finleyville, died Sunday, June 12, 2011 in Kenric Manor, Donora. She was born March 8, 1924 in Clairton, the daughter of Alexander and Mary Kasula Szedon. For eighteen years, Helen drove school bus for the Ringgold school district until her retirement in 1984. She was a member of the Golden Agers in Finleyville and enjoyed playing bingo. She is survived by two sons, William Byers and wife Janet of Charleroi, John Byers of Latrobe; three daughters, Donna Kriston and husband Gary of Zephyrhills, Florida, Ruthanne Taylor and husband Bob of Cleveland, Ohio, Melanie Warden and husband Ron of Punta Gorda, Florida; 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Donald Byers who died in 1996 and a great grandson, Ian Moore who died in 2005. Visitations and funeral services for Helen will be private. Interment will be in Monongahela Cemetery. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions in Helen's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Helen "Betty" Lepovich 10-06-2009 Helen "Betty" Elizabeth Lepovich, 83, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, October 6, 2009, in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born January 13, 1926 in Monongahela, a daughter of the late Arthur and Marie Hendrickson McIntosh. Betty was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1944. After graduation, she attended Douglas School of Business in Monessen. She retired after 40 years of employment from the J. Halpern Company in New Eagle. Her hobbies included needlepoint, hook rugs, cooking, and sewing. Betty, along with her husband Tony had a passion for traveling. She is survived by her husband, Anthony "Tony" V. Lepovich, with whom she celebrated 55 years of marriage on June 30, 2009; four children, Mary Ann and her husband Leo Lorenz of VanVoorhis; Anthony J. and his wife Mary Lepovich of Washington; Julie Ann Lepovich at home, and her close friend Howard Newman of Donora; Donna Holland of Lancaster; eight grandchildren, Theresa Dorman, Kimberly Lorenz, Leo T. Lorenz, Jr., Sherry King, Rebecca Martin, John Lepovich, Anthony Holland, and Jennifer Johnson, twelve great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Rev. Richard McIntosh, and a sister, Dolores Huziak. Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 PM Friday in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Saturday at 11:00AM with the Rev. Gerald Demarest officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Helen "Marie" Doty 05-03-2012 Helen "Marie" Doty, 91, of Monongahela, died Thursday, May 3, 2012 in Nevaeh Cove, Charleroi. She was born August 8, 1920 in New Eagle, the daughter of Joseph and Lilian Baxter Jonas. Mrs. Doty worked in the Washington County Tax Assesment Office for fifteen years prior to becoming City Treasurer of Monongahlea for 39 years and retiring in 2007. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish,Transfiguration Church where she was the organist for numerous years, and a former member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the Altar Roasary Society. Mrs. Doty was a member of the State Treasuer's Association and held offices in the Democratic Womens Club, the Quota Club, and the Monongahela Womens Club. She enjoyed playing cards, bowling, and crocheting. She has two surviving daughters, JoAnne and husband Ernie Sutts and Patricia Radic, all of Monongahela; five grandchildren: Cindy and husband Mark Stanley,Tommy Radic and wife Valerie, Nicky Radic, Ricky Radic and wife Mary, Annarie Cartwright and husband Gary; ten great grandchildren, Brittney, Aimee, Allison, Natalie, Jimmy, T.J., Eleni, Alivia, Paige and Colton. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Doty who died on December 19, 1961, sister, Armella Hartman who died January 4, 1988 and son-in-law, Tom Radic who died March 20, 2012. Friends will be received on Monday, May 14, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, May 15 at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Damien of Molokai Parish, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Helen D. Bova 03-07-2011 Helen D. Bova, 83, of Monongahela, died Monday, March 7, 2011 in her home. She was born October 6, 1927 in Snowden, the daughter of the late Clarence and Anna Reshni Slowaitis. Helen enjoyed and loved her family. All family birthday parties were always held at her home. There are many people in the valley who enjoyed her homemade ravioli's. Helen was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela where she had served as an Eucharistic Minister for many years. She was a member of The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Transfiguration Court #955. Mrs. Bova was highly dedicated and loved the Catholic Daughters where she had served in every office, Regent, Vice Regent, Treasurer, Secretary and Lector. She was also District Deputy over three courts for many years. She was a Monongahela coordinator for Meals on Wheels, working from Donora for 25 years. Helen worked at the former Bartolotta's Grocery Store in Monongahela and years later was employed at the cafeteria at Ringgold High School. She enjoyed playing bingo and going out to dinner with her son, Jim. She is survived by her daughter, Shirley (Thomas) Dufek of New Eagle; son, James Bova of Monongahela; grandson, Thomas J. (Elysha) Dufek of Damascus, Maryland; granddaughter, Sara (Ronald) Yokimcus of Monongahela; three great grandchildren, who she was known as "Gi-Gi" to, Landen James and Jack Thomas Dufek and Abagail Rose Yokimcus. Helen was awaiting the birth of another great granddaughter in June, Grace Catherine Dufek; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Bova who died March 4, 1978; brothers, Joseph and William Slowaitis and half brother, Joe Slowaitis. Friends will be received Wednesday, March 9, from 2-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held in Transfiguration Church on Thursday, March 10, at noon with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Helen D. Yohe 02-07-2011 Helen D. Yohe, formerly of Monongahela, passed away on February 7, 2011 in the Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg. She was born March 18, 1913 in West Elizabeth, a daughter of the late Albert and Estell Carrick Lytle. Helen was a graduate of Donora High School, class of 1931. She married Charles E. Yohe in 1934. While a resident of Monongahela, Helen was employed at the Economy Store which later became Abels. Helen managed Abels for 40 years, until her retirement. Helen was a member of the Monongahela Historical Society, Library, AARP, auxiliary of the Mon-Vale Health Resources and the Monongahela Quota Club where she held offices of treasurer and president. She was appointed to the Board of the Chamber of Commerce as interior vice-president. Helen was a life-time member of the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela, where she served on the Board of Trustees, Financial Board, Worship Chairman, and a member of the Adelphian and Adult Fellowship Classes. After moving to Donora in 1998, she became president of the Resident Council at the Donora Towers, was a member of the Donora Historical Society and Friends of the Library. She was also active with the women of the Calvary Presbyterian Church. She is survived by one sister, Florence T. Jones of Greencastle, one sister-in-law, Betty Lytle of Sterling Heights, MI, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years Charles E. Yohe, three sisters, Evelyn M. McKibben, Jean D. Silver and Irene E. Alberico and three brothers, Raymond E., Donald J. and Clifford E. Lytle. Friends will be received on Saturday, February 12, from 10 to noon in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM with the Revs. James Bailey, Ken Harris and John Yohe officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Helen H. Dorazio 06-21-2013 Helen H. Dorazio, 92, of Belle Vernon, died Friday, June 21, 2013 in Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pittsburgh. She was born July 25, 1920 in Monongahela, the daughter of Joseph and Yustyna Sivie Gregor. Helen attended Monongahela High School and lived in Van Voorhis for most of her life. While residing in West Virginia, she was the manager of the Eleanor Dress Shop in Morgantown. She also lived in Virginia and worked at the First Virginia Bank in the customer service department until her retirement. She then moved to Thousand Oaks, California where she remained for twenty years before moving back to the Mon Valley in 2000. While in California, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially deep sea fishing with her grandchildren. Helen enjoyed crafts of all kinds, candy making, golfing and bowling. She was a very active member in the Church of St. Anne in Belle Vernon, where she was a member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers, the Counting Team and on the funeral luncheon committee. She also volunteered her time with the community food bank in Rostraver Township. She is survived by two sons, Michael Dorazio and wife Anna of Rancho Santa Fe, CA, Richard Dorazio and wife Sharon of Thousand Oaks, CA; nine grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Dorazio who died July 23, 2006; three sisters, Stella Herman, Josephine Sanders Stanko, Anna Richardson; and two brothers, Ted Gregor and John Patla. Friends will be received on Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the Church of St. Anne with the Rev. Vincent J. Gigliotti, pastor as celebrant. Committal and entombment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.
Helen J. Hutchko 08-17-2010 Helen Johanna "Yell" Hutchko, 87, of New Eagle, died Tuesday, August 17, 2010 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital with her family by her side.She was born February 9, 1923 in Bunola, the daughter of the late Peter and Kathryn Osterman Gerovac. Helen was a member of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Monongahela. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and was very active in her church. She loved to laugh and to make others laugh. She had a passion for helping others and she loved life. Yell is known for her superb halupki recipe which will continue to be passed on for generations to come. She is survived by three sons, Mickey and his wife Wallis Hutchko of Wexford, Tom Hutchko of Finleyville, John and his wife Linda Hutchko of Monongahela; three grandchildren who were the light of her life, Tim Hutchko of Mt. Washington, Danny Hutchko, currently fighting for our freedom in Afghanistan, with a heavy heart over the news of his "Gram," and Sydney Hutchko of Sewickley; two sisters Mary Paver of Finleyville and Ann Barnes of Venetia and a brother Steve Gerovac of Buffalo, NY. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hutchko who died December 30, 1991 and three sisters Zora Gaston, Diana Miller, and Kathryn Glod. Friends will be received Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 10:00 AM in the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church with the Very Rev. George Yatsko, pastor as celebrant. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, 508 High Street. Monongahela, PA 15063. A Panachida service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday evening at 7:30PM.
Helen M. Rostosky 11-01-2013 Helen M. Rostosky, 82, of Monongahela, died Friday, November 1, 2013 in her home. She was born May 17, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Andrew and Ann Majchrycz. Helen enjoyed baking, canning, cooking, crocheting and was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan. She spent her life taking care of everyone and was the most wonderful mother and grandmother. She is survived by her son, Peter Rostosky and wife Connie of McMurray; daughter, Sandy Bylicki and husband Jeff of Monongahela; five grandchildren, Sgt. Christopher Cullen and wife Amy, Kimberly Cullen Dufault and husband Darin, Lydia and Luke Rostosky, Kyle Bylicki. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Rostosky who died March 5, 2005; daughter, Cynthia Ann Cullen who died October 18, 2001; son-in-law, Lt. Commander Thomas Bruce Cullen who died March 22, 2013; and brother, John Majchrycz. Friends will be received on Monday, November 4, 2013 from 10:00 AM -12:00 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Monday at 12:00 PM with the Rev. Jeffrey Winters officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Helen Nagy Wait 01-13-2008 Helen Nagy Wait 89, of Los Altos, California, formerly of Elrama, died January 13, 2008 in Santa Clara, California. She was born May 17, 1918, in Elrama, a daughter of Andrew and Esther Schwartz Nagy. Mrs. Wait spent her younger years in Elrama and was a member of the Elrama United Methodist Church. She attended Cornell University and earned her masters degree in psychology and received her second masters from Stanford University in educational pyschology. She was employed by various school systems in the San Francisco Bay area as a child psychologist specializing in working with children who had special needs. She is survived by 2 daughters Margaret Thow of Albany, Calif., Nancy Kromm and husband Leroy of Santa Clara, Calif.; 2 sons William Bradley Wait, Jr. and wife Erin of Corte Madera, Calif., Robert Wait and wife Kelly of Valley Village, Calif.; Eight Grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband William Wait, 6 brothers George, Stephen, John, Charles, Frank and Andrew Nagy and 2 sisters Louise Westwood and Margaret Wenkunas. Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral service and celebrate Helen's life at the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela on Monday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Thomas Carr officiating.Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Henry "Albert" Trumpie 11-26-2011 Henry "Albert" Trumpie, 88, of Monongahela, (Forward Township), died Saturday, November 26, 2011 in his home. He was born April 3, 1923 in Bunola, the son of Frederick and Agnes Leona Wilson Trumpie. Mr. Trumpie retired from Wolf Run Road Coal Company in McKeesport and was a member of the Bunola Nazarene Church. He enjoyed bowling with the Money Runners League at the Playmore Bowl in West Mifflin. He was a fantastic father, grandfather and great grandfather who loved telling stories about his life experiences. Mr. Trumpie was an excellent mechanic who liked to repair lawn mowers and clocks. He loved woodworking, singing, yodeling and practical jokes. He is survived by four sons and two daughters, Henrietta and husband Ronnie Stange of Zion, Illinois, Bruce A. Trumpie with whom he made his home, Paul J. and wife Pat Trumpie of New Eagle, Brett and wife Carol Trumpie of Buena Vista, Brad and wife Cheryl Trumpie of Elizabeth, Denise and husband Scott Charles of Westmoreland City; daughter-in-law, Renee Trumpie of Bunola; nineteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; brother, Herb Trumpie of Monongahela; numerous nices and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Etta Pearl Sapp Trumpie who died March 14, 1996, his son, Robert L. Trumpie who died in 2010 and ten brothers and sisters. Friends will be received on Wednesday, November 30, from 2- 4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 1, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Ronald Doran officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth.
Henry E. "Hank" Holets 05-23-2013 Henry E. "Hank" Holets, Sr., 93, of Monongahela, died Thursday, May 23, 2013 in the Mon Valley Care Center, Monongahela. He was born May 9, 1920 in Ambridge, the son of Henry and Marie Antonio Duzy Holets. Mr. Holets earned his bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Carnegie Tech and while attending school, was the captain of the football and basketball teams. He was a US Army veteran having served during WW II with the Counter Intelligence Corps. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and former chairman on the board of trustees. Mr. Holets retired as supervisor of accounting from US Steel, Frick Coal district. He was a former board member and past chairman of the Carroll Township Sewage Authority, a member of the James C. Ford Post 949, Carroll Legion in Dunkirk and at one time was very active in the Neighborhood Boys Club. He is survived by his wife Mary Burnley Brockenbrough Holets with whom he celebrated sixty seven years of marriage on July 21, 2012; two sons, Henry E. Holets, Jr. MD and wife Sally, John A. Holets, MD and wife Joan, all of Monongahela; twelve grandchildren, Nicole Marx and fiance' Pete, James A. Holets, Jr., John Cabell Holets and wife Robyn, Andrew Holets and wife Jenn, Joshua, Cassandra, Makensie, Mercedes, Heidi, Sarah, Henry W. and Hilary Holets; great grandson, Chase Cabell Holets. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, James A. Holets; brother, Robert Holets; and a toddler sister, Marie Holets. Friends will be received on Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 3-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 609 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. The Holets family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of the Mon Valley Care Center and GENTIVA Hospice for the excellent care and support that was given to them.
Hertha Lois Garrison 02-03-2013 Hertha Lois "Birdie" Garrison, 84, of Monongahela, died Sunday, February 3, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born April 30, 1928 in Belle Vernon, the daughter of Hugh Morrison "Deacon" and Hertha Ione Martin Jones. Mrs. Garrison was a graduate of Monongahela High School. She volunteered her time with breast cancer awareness through the American Cancer Society. She was a contributor and spent her time collecting clothing for the American Indians, along with being a contributor to the Disabled American Veterans. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Garrison enjoyed flower gardening, traveling, quilting, crafts and ceramics. She is survived by her daughter, Sherrie Lynn Dean and husband Robert of Wampum; son, William Hugh Garrison and wife Christine of Mechanicsburg; five grandchildren, Stanley John Welsh III, Scott L. Welsh and wife Susan, Kurt Garrison, Kip Garrison and wife Christina, Cameron Dean; six great grandchildren, Andrew, Jessica, Josh and Ragan Welsh, Eli and Vanessa Garrison; two nieces, Darlene Zelinski and Debra Cochran. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Andrew Garrison who died July 14, 1996 and her brother, Hugh R. Jones. Friends will be received on Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 4-8 pm in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Friday, Febraury 8, 2013 at 11:00 am with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Hollie M. Wiles 08-04-2011 Hollie M. Wiles, 38, of Bentleyville, formerly of Beaufort, SC, died on Thursday, August 4, 2011 in her home. She was born May 13, 1973 the beloved daughter of Rodger D. and Lynne H. Wiles and the late Virginia Wiles. Hollie was a graduate of Battery Creek High School in Beaufort, SC. She was a member of St. Paul's Anglican Church in Monongahela, and a member of Life Steps of Washington County. She was also an avid bowler. She is survived by her siblings: P.J. and his wife Deborah Wiles, Robin Webber, Cherrie Wiles, Christy and her husband Tommy Torroko, Thomas Dewaine, Jr., and Bernadene A. Giles all of Beaufort, SC. In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by a brother, Rodger Wiles, and two sisters, Cathy M. Underwood, and Mary A. Wiles. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2011 in St. Paul's Angelican Church at 10:00 AM with the Rev. John Fierro officiating. Arrangements are being handled by the Frye Funeral Home, Monongahela, PA. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions in Hollie's memory be made to St. Paul€™s Anglican Church, 130 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Howard G. "Bud" Anders 01-27-2010 Howard G. "Bud" Anders, 98, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, January 27, 2010 in his home. He was born on October 12, 1911 in Monessen, and was one of three sons born to Frank B. and Clara Vernom Anders. When Mr. Anders' parents perished in the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, the three boys came under the care of relatives: the family of Rachael and William Mann, residing in the Black Diamond area of Monongahela. Mr. Anders remained a life-long resident of Monongahela. Mr. Anders was an employee of US Steel Donora Zinc Works for over thirty years, beginning in 1932. His employment with US Steel was interrupted from 1942 through 1946 for military service during World War II. He served with the US Army in the Pacific Theater as a member of Headquarters and Service Company, 1307th Engineer Construction Battalion. After his employment with US Steel in Donora, Mr. Anders completed an additional ten years with Power Piping of Donora prior to his retirement. He married the former Mary Ellen Neidermeyer of Monongahela in 1936. The couple celebrated over 64 years of marriage prior to Ellen's death on June 15, 2000. Mr. Anders was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Monongahela for over 65 years. He was a member of the Henry M. Phillips Masonic Lodge, No. 337 of Monongahela, and served as a volunteer fireman in Monongahela for over thirty years. Mr. Anders was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen, and his brothers Vernom and Franklin "Fiz" Anders. He is survived by a son, Howard Jr. and his wife Marta and a granddaughter Elizabeth, all of Woodstock, Virginia. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 Friday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Saturday at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Ida B. Foster Griffis 09-12-2013 Ida B. Foster Griffis, 83, of Donora, died Thursday, September 12, 2013 in McKean Manor, Donora. She was born July 27, 1930, the daughter of Abram and Pearl Hepner Foster. In previous years, Ida was employed in the housekeeping department at the Pittsburgh Hilton and had also cooked and waitressed at the former Holiday Restaurant in Monessen. In addition to being a hard working woman, she spent her life caring for her family. She is survived by three daughters, Alice Louise McElhare and husband John of Florida, Tina Darnell of Houston, TX, Tammy Griffis of Donora; twin sons, Timothy Griffis of Alaska and Tony Foster of California; thirteen grandchildren; two sisters, Jean Putnam of New York, Gloria Gaidos of Donora. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward P. Griffis; brother, Lee Foster; sisters, Louise Yontz and Dorothy Bostwick. Friends will be received on Monday, September 16, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela.
Ida E. Wosilek 06-01-2009 Ida E. Wosilek, 83, of Monongahela, died Monday, June 1, 2009 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pittsburgh. She was born October 26, 1925, in Bunola, the first of fifteen children to John D. and Alberta Lang O'Hara. Mrs. Wosilek retired from K-Mart after 22 years of employment. She was a faithful member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Monongahela. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and loved to read. She married Mike Wosilek on March 11, 1945. He preceded her in death on March 19, 1960. She is survived by three daughters Judy Nath of Monongahela, Michele (Paul Sr.) McGrew of Belle Vernon, JoAnn Wosilek of Georgetown, Texas; seven grandchildren: Ed (Ann Marie) Johnston, Terri (Larry) Butler, Michele (Bryan) Petrosky, Dawn Marie (Jim) Griffith, Paul (Marchele) McGrew, Jr., Richele (Mike) Temoshenka and Mike "Knuckles to Boo" (Kim) Nath; twelve great grandchildren: Emily, Alex, Ellis, Jacob, Madison, Isiah, Logan, Lauren, Alaina, Ryan, McKenna and Chace; three brothers Patrick (Frieda) O'Hara of Warren, Ohio, Eugene (Evelyn) O'Hara of North Hampton, John Henry (Merrily) O'Hara of Bowie, Maryland; three sisters Ruth Wiles of Jacksonville, North Carolina, JoAnn Conduppa of Perryopolis, Sara O'Hara of Bunola. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters Agnes Julian, Clara Jurofcik, Mary Pritchard, Geraldine (Patsy) Scapellato, brother Edward O'Hara, three siblings who died in infancy and two sisters-in-law Mary Criswell and Anne Bier. Friends will be received on Wednesday 7-9 PM and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A blessing service will be held on Friday morning at 9:00 AM followed by the funeral service at 9:30 AM in St. Nicholas Orthodox Church with the Very Rev. Edward Pehanich as celebrant. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Panachida services will be held on Thursday evening at 7:30 PM in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 314 6th Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Ida Mae Atkins 01-11-2009 Ida Mae Atkins, 79, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Sunday, January 11, 2009, in the North Broward Medical Center, Pompano Beach, Florida. She was born May 21, 1929 in Monongahela, a daughter of the late Alex and Florence Guilkey Rue. Mrs. Atkins was a lifetime member of the First Christian Church of Monongahela and a longtime member of the Monongahela Valley Hospital Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband Donald Atkins with whom she celebrated 61 years of marriage, two sons, Donn Atkins, of Lighthouse Point, Florida and Tom Atkins, of Lakeland, Florida, four grandchildren, Brittany and Alexis Atkins of Lighthouse Point, Florida, Jay Atkins of Boston, Massachusetts, and Sarah Atkins, of Danbury, Connecticut, and two sisters, Marjorie Jonas, and Audrey Blanger, both of Monongahela. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother James Rue, and a sister Catherine Kotcella. A memorial service is being planned and will be held at a later date. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc. 427 West Main Street, Monongahela is in charge of the arrangements.
Ida Mae Gori 04-03-2010 Ida Mae Franchi Gori, passed away on April 3,2010 after a full life of 86 years. She was born on December 10, 1923, in Dunbar, a daughter of Oliver "Payday" and Nellie Lenzi Franchi. Ida is preceded in death by an infant brother, Oliver, toddler sister Elvira, her son, Michael O. Gori and son-in-law, Vince Malatesta. She is survived by her daughter, Elvie Gori Malatesta of Florida; her youngest son, Frank and wife Carole Gori of Ohio; Ida's younger sister, Norma Franchi Pasula of Elizabeth; and her daughter-in-law Ruth Gori of Donora; 5 grandchildren: Christopher and wife Kerri Malatesta, Melissa Fraga, Lara and Mark Gori, and Meghan Tylus; 2 step grandsons Jeff and Steve Weinstein; 5 great grandchildren Gavin and Nolan Malatesta, Elijah Faulkner, Ryan and Cole Tylus . Friends are invited to attend a mass of Christian burial on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 10:00 AM, in St. Anthonys Church, Monongahela with the Rev. Robert Coyne, pastor as celebrant. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. Is in charge of the arrangements.
Ida P. Romeo 06-30-2012 Ida P. Romeo, 98, of Monongahela, (River Hill), died Saturday, June 30, 2012 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born November 18, 1913 in Greensburg, the daughter of Dominico and Pasqualine Caniglia Battista. Mrs. Romeo was a former resident of Donora and a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her life revolved around caring for her family. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Patterson and husband Gene of Monongahela; son, Frank J. Romeo and wife Peggy of Monongahela; six grandchildren, Gina (Eric) Patterson Midgley, Carla (Keith) Stark, Darla (Lew) Fortwangler, Anita Mohney, Beth (John) Toth, Michael (Marisa) Romeo; ten great grandchildren, Brandon and Christopher Mohney, Lewie and Amanda Fortwangler, Aleksander and Nicholas Stark, Sean McCrerey, Trevor Toth, Alessia and Micaela Romeo; sister-in-law, Esther Sherlock of New York; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Romeo who died July 26, 2000; sisters, Jean Ahmed, Betty Miller and brothers, Joe, Alex and Arthur Battista. Friends will be received on Monday, July 2, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday, July 3, at 9:30 AM, followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.
Ideal "Lolly" Veronesi 01-20-2011 Ideal "Lolly" Veronesi, 90, of New Eagle, died Thursday, January 20, 2011 in the Washington County Health Center. He was born July 2, 1920 in Leckrone, the son of Joseph and Ines Cucini Veronesi. Ideal was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1938. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the US Army Airforce as a Staff Sargeant. He retired in 1982 from the Associated Box Company in New Eagle. He was a member of the Arroas Haymakers No. 253 1/2 and a charter member of the Hoot Owl Atheletic Association, both of New Eagle. He is survived by his nieces, Edna Robb, Silvia Matuga, Vikki Mortimer, Karyn Frederick and Anne Crawford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Ann Pizzutelli Marraccini and Ellen Frederick; brothers, Minotti and Richard Veronesi; niece, Ronnie Ritchey and nephew, Darren Frederick. Interment will be in the Monongahela Cemetery. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Irene Mancha 05-08-2013 Irene Mancha, 95, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013. She was born February 21, 1918 in Monongahela, the daughter of Tom and Abbie McColligan Jennings. Mrs. Mancha was a Monongahela High School graduate, class of 1936. During the depression era, she was employed as a seamstress through the government program, Works Progress Administration (WPA). In her younger years, she worked at the former Five and Ten Store in Monongahela. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela where she was a deacon and Sunday school teacher. For the past few years, Mrs. Mancha had resided in Maplewood, New Jersey with her family. She is survived by her son, Donald K. Mancha, Jr. and wife Jane of Plymouth, Michigan; daughter, Rita and husband Dr. Rev. Richard Boyer of Maplewood, New Jersey; four grandchildren, Scott and Eric Mancha, Sherri Brewer and Jared Boyer; two great grandchildren; sister, Ruth Ann Stein of Arizona. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Donald K. Mancha who died Nov. 6, 1989. Friends will be received on Sunday, May 12, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 11:00 am with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 609 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Irene Annie Mautino 12-22-2008 Irene Annie Mautino 90, of Monongahela, (Carroll Twp.), died Monday, December 22, 2008 in the Washington County Health Center. She was born December 29, 1917, in Gilhall, a daughter of the late Clarence and Annie Blatchford Wakefield. In her younger years, Mrs. Mautino enjoyed playing softball. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Monongahela and former member and past president of its Relief Society. She was formerly employed at Hills Restaurant in New Eagle, and a former member of the Valley Inn Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and the Ginger Hill Grange. Most of all she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading, crossword puzzles, crocheting, hunting and the outdoors.She is survived by her husband Joseph Mautino with whom she celebrated 73 years of marriage on September 29, 2008, two sons and one daughter: Thomas D. Mautino, Sr. and wife Lois of Monongahela, Rose Marie Clay and husband Jimmy of Rock Mart, Georgia, Vincent L. Mautino and wife Judy of Colorado Springs, Colorado; fourteen grandchildren: Roberta, Joseph and Robert Foster, Audrey Wones, Thomas D. Mautino, Jr., Carol Ann Debardinis, Joseph and Jerry Flint, JoAnne McNulty, Sterling Clay, Tina Gibson, Brookie Keener, Michael Mautino, Diane Young; nineteen great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren; sister Virginia Reed of Utah. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters JoAnn Mautino who died in infancy and Carol Jean Sanders, three brothers Walter who died in infancy and Oliver and Melvin Wakefield and two sisters Gertrude Pigford and Frances Todd. Friends will be received on Friday from 6-8 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM. Entombment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Pittsburgh Chapter, 1323 Forbes Avenue, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-4725.
Irene E. Robertson 01-12-2009 Irene E. Robertson, 94, of Graysville, formerly of Monongahela, died Monday, January 12, 2009, in her home. She was born April 19, 1914 in Banning, a daughter of the late James H. And Ruth Brashear Robertson. Miss Robertson began her teaching career at the Trinity School District in Washington, and retired after 35 years of teaching business classes for the Ringgold School District. Her memberships included the First United Methodist Church of Charleroi, the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 108 and the White Shrine #9, Amaranth Trinity Court #84, the Quota Club and was a past president and past governor of the Quota International, the Retired Teachers Association of Pennsylvania, and the National Retired Teachers Association. She is survived by her caregivers and friends Tim Hazlett and John Fox of Graysville, and several cousins. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 12:00-1:00PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held at 1:00PM. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 811 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Irene K. DeCroix Staley 01-14-2011 Irene K. DeCroix Staley, 90, of Belle Vernon, formerly of Monongahela, died Friday, January 14, 2011 in the Four Oaks Personal Care Home, Monongahela. She was born August 26, 1920 in Monongahela, the daughter of A.M. and Emma Herrington Kesterson. For many years Irene was an office assistant in Monongahela for both Dr. N.G. Golomb, MD and Dr. Philip Lapidus, DDS. She was a former member of the Women's Club in Fellsburg. She is survived by two daughters, Jeanne D. Chevine of Belle Vernon, Bonnie Scaglione and husband David of New Eagle; two sons, Fred L. DeCroix, Jr. of Belle Vernon, James M. DeCroix of Monongahela; step children, Ann Gregg, Leonard Staley, Jr. and wife Pat, all of Finleyville; numerous grandchildren and great grandchidlren and several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Frederick L. DeCroix who died in 1980, her second husband, Leonard J. Staley who died in1978, brothers, James and William Kesterson and a sister, Goldie Burens Ward. Friends will be received Monday, January 17, 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 18, at 11:00 AM with the Elder Michael Cotrona officiating. Interment will be private in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Irene Lazorka Caprol 11-04-2011 Irene H. Lazorka Caprol, 89, of Monongahela, died Friday, November 4, 2011 in the Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born July 12, 1922 in Monongahela, the daughter of the late George and Anna Segursky Lazorka. Irene graduated from Monongahela High School, class of 1940. After high school, she was employed as an operator at the Bell Telephone Company in Monongahela. On July 20, 1947, she married Colmen John Caprol. Irene was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (Transfiguration) in Monongahela and had belonged to many organizations. She is survived by her husband, Colmen J. Caprol; sister, Margaret Kasinec of Monongahela; sister-in-law, Ethel Woodall of Cummings, Georgia; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Their beloved daughter, Irene Ann "Renee" Caprol passed away February 6, 2002 and infant son, John Jr. passed away at birth in1952. Friends will be received on Monday, November 7, 2011 from 3- 8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, November 8, at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish (Transfiguration Church) with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monongahela Area Library Roof Fund, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Irene M. Zdura 12-09-2013 Irene M. Zdura, 67, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Monday, December 9, 2013 in her home. She was born July 16, 1946 in Brownfield, the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Krizner Zdura. Irene retired after thirty eight years from the radiology department of Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was a member of Crossroads Ministries Library Baptist Church in Finleyville and enjoyed spending her time cooking and baking. She is survived by her brother, Joseph Zdura, Jr. and his wife Rosemary of Glen Burnie, Maryland; nieces, JoAnn, Susan and Kathy Zdura of Maryland, Vickie Leavor and her husband Harry of Monongahela, Kathleen Fike and her husband Jeffrey of Harrisburg; nephews, Phillip Bitner and his wife Marlene of Baldwin, John Zdura, Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret M. Bitner and brother John Zdura. Friends will be received on Friday, December 13, 2013 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM with the Rev. John Arnold officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Crossroads Ministries Library Baptist Church, 81 Walter Long Road, Finleyville, PA 15332.
Iris M. Necciai 02-05-2014 Iris M. Necciai, 88, of Forward Township, died Wednesday, February 5, 2014 in TLC Adult Care Center, West Newton. She was born July 22, 1925 in High Point, North Carolina, the daughter of William A. and Lena May Giles Moffitt. For numerous years, Iris sold Avon throughout the Mon Valley area. She was a seamstress working many years at the former Kay's Cleaners in New Eagle and also out of her home. Iris was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela. She is survived by five sons, Theodore R. "Nick" Necciai, Jr. and wife Nancy of New Eagle, Guy A. Necciai of Monongahela, James A. Necciai of Elizabeth, Victor J. Necciai and wife Helen Marie of Forward Township, Jeffrey R. Necciai and wife Deborah of Matthews, North Carolina; twelve grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore R. Necciai, Sr. who died January 8, 1992 and her son, Joseph A. Necciai. Friends will be received on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mel Hileman officiating. Interment will be private and in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Irma J. Lazzari 12-28-2008 Irma J. Lazzari, 77, of Monongahela, Carroll Twp., was called by the Lord to be in Heaven with the Angels on Sunday, December 28, 2008. She was born January 21, 1931 in Speers, a daughter of the late William F. and Garnet Dolan Bell. Irma was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela. She was a very kind and giving person and a very devoted mother who took care of her three disabled children. She is survived by her husband, Frederick M. Lazzari with whom she celebrated 54 years of marriage on January 23, 2008, two daughters, Leslie Marie Lazzari and Levona Susan Dee Dee Lazzari , both at home, brother, Ezra and wife Mary Ellen Bell of Florida, several cousins, nieces, and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Linda Lee Lazzari who died on July 30, 2003, and a sister Levona Olejniczek. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
J. Albert Spence, Jr. 11-14-2011 J. Albert Spence, Jr., of New Eagle died November 14, 2011 in his home. He was born October 6, 1918, the oldest son of Joseph Albert Sr. and Bertha Isaac Spence. On May 31, 1942, he married Rose Popovich Spence who died in 1980. Albert was a World War II veteran serving with the HQ Squadron Fleet Air Wing 2 in the Pacific. He returned home after the war in 1946 and worked at US Steel Clairton Works where he retired after 42 years of service. Albert could do anything he put his mind to. He was a mechanic of the highest caliber being an aviation mechanic during the war and building and working on race cars and personal cars most of his adult life. Albert loved his family, the outdoors and any type of racing. In the 50's and 60's, he was a member of the Pittsburgh Racing Association. Recently, his memberships include: USAC, IMCA, AAA Sprint Car and Midget Race Car organizations, the Cranberry Glade Lake Hunting Club, Carroll American Legion James C. Ford Post 949 and the Mid Mon Valley Shipmates. Albert enjoyed telling a joke and was very fond of all his friends at Lignelli Manor. Surviving are his two sons, J. Albert (Becky) Spence III of Washington, Robert A. (Melanie) Spence of Monongahela; three grandsons, Scott (Imee) Spence of Aiea, HI, Ryan Spence of Monongahela, and James (Kim) Spence of Palatine, IL; great granddaughter, Ashlyn Rose Spence of Palatine, IL; brother, Paul (Fay) Spence of Hudson, Florida; sister, Norma Spence Simmen of New Eagle; brother-in-law, Ted (Beatty) Popovich of Monongahela. In addition to his first wife Rose, he was preceded in death by his second wife, Norma Rocco Spence, sisters, Margaret Spence Lape and Eliza Spence Towner. Friends will be received on Friday, Nov. 18, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Raymond Ursin officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial contributions in Albert's memory may be made to the Mid Mon Valley Shipmates, 906 Thomas Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to the Washington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330. The Mid Mon Valley Shipmates will conduct a Two Bell Ceremony Friday evening at 7:30 PM in the funeral home.
Jack A. Cole, Sr. 10-17-2011 Jack A. Cole, Sr., 65, of Monongahela, died Monday, October 17, 2011 in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born February 19, 1946 in Monongahela, a son of the late Henry and Victorene Raynal Cole. Jack was a 1964 graduate of Monongahela High School. He attained his associates degree in Computer Science from the Community College of Allegheny County. For several years, he taught at Computer Tech in Pittsburgh. In his later years, he was self employed, mainly painting and papering in the Mon Valley and surrounding areas. Jack was a retired member of the Monongahela Fire Department, one of the founders of Tri-Community Ambulance Service in New Eagle, a member of the Monongahela B.P.O. Elks Lodge #455 where he was very active in charity work, a four time past exalted ruler, past district deputy, past state government relations chairperson, and past district and local chairman for the soccer shoot. In the late 1980's through the early 1990's, he coached Bronco League Baseball. He was also a former vice president of the Little Rams Wrestling Team. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking and building model rockets. He was Presbyterian by faith. He is survived by his wife, Virginia "Ginny" Healey Cole with whom he celebrated 42 years of marriage on July 26, 2011; three sons, Jack A. Cole, Jr. and wife Robin of Monongahela, Sean M. Cole, Sr. and wife Denise of Charleroi and Joshua A. Cole and Adara Haywood of Donora; eight grandchildren, Ashley, Sean Jr., Kyrsten, Sydney, Eli, Kendall, Emily and Jordan Cole; two brothers, Adrian "Abe" Cole and wife Lynn, of Kentucky, Kenneth Cole and wife Leona, of Monongahela; sister-in-law, Marge Cole, of New Eagle; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Donald Cole. Friends will be received on Wednesday, October 19, from 7-9 PM and Thursday, October 20, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Friday, October 21, at 11:00 AM. The B.P.O. Elks Lodge #455 will conduct services Thursday evening at 7:30 PM in the funeral home.
Jack Edward Carden 05-06-2010 Jack Edward Carden entered the heavenly gates on Thursday, May 6, 2010, and is now resting peacefully and without pain in our blessed Savior’s arms. Jack was born February 6, 1935 in Rocky Hollow, Kentucky and moved to the Monongahela area shortly thereafter. He is the son of the late Luther and Lillian Gilmore Carden. He is survived by his wife Norma Jean (Knight) Carden, his best friend and companion of 58 years; three loving children, James A. Carden Sr. of Ginger Hill, Vickie (Mark) Law of Valley Inn, Sandra (Jack) Simpson of Baldwin. His surviving grandchildren are Bunni (Jack) Cadwallader of Monessen, Dan (Amber) Pietroboni of Donora, James A. (Brandy) Carden, Jr. of Chambersburg and David (Rebecca) Carden of Monongahela; great grandchildren: Danny Pietroboni, Kenny Cadwallader, Chance and Della Carden; step grandchildren: Mark Law, Jerry, Brendon and Kim Simpson and Mary (Bryan) Candella. Step great grandchildren include Seth Cadwallader, Regan, Allison, Nicholas and Melissa Candella; two brothers Robert (Rita) Carden and William Carden, both of Indiana; two sisters Virginia (William) Hayes and Fran Baumgardner, all of Valley Inn; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and a multitude of dear and faithful friends also survive. He will be missed by so many and has been loved by so many more. He was preceded in death by his youngest son, David L. Carden on January 1, 1986; his grandson Gary Dean Seykoski and his brother and friend Luther Carden, Jr. Jack retired from the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local 302 in 1997. He was an active member of the Monongahela Free Methodist Church and was honored to have William Bailey as his pastor. He was proud to be a member of the 11th Airborne Division during the Korean War and to have served in Monongahela Company A. He was a member of the Sutman Yohe VFW Post 1409 of Monongahela and a lifetime member of the NRA. He never let anyone doubt that he was a true patriot and loyal supporter of what he referred to as “the greatest country in the world.” In his younger days he enjoyed motorcycle racing, archery, boating, playing softball and making belt buckles. He had a passion for the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting out west and in Canada, as well as the exciting trips to Potter County. Before his health began to decline, within the past five years, he looked forward to his annual trip to the National Motor Cross Races at the Redbud Track in Buchanon, Michigan to be with his lifelong buddy, the owner, Gene Ritchie, his wife Nancy and their family. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Saturday at noon with the Rev. William Bailey officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Monongahela Free Methodist New Church Fund, 401 Second Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Jack Emery Rishert 07-24-2013 Jack Emery Rishert, 68, of Monessen, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013 in his home. He was born December 30, 1944 in Savannah, GA, the son of the late Jack and Elizabeth May McKibben Rishert. He is survived by his sister, Verna Jean Weaver of Herndon, VA. Services will be private and are being handled by the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela.
Jacob R. "Jake" Schock 09-13-2011 Jacob R. "Jake" Schock, 69, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, September 13, 2011 in Townview Nursing Home in Canonsburg. He was born November 12, 1941 in Monongahela, the son of the late Jacob and Toleda Ringbought Schock. Mr. Schock was a 1961 graduate of Monongahela High School. He married Lena Trappin on June 16, 1967 in Monongahela. He was employed at Donaldson's Crossroads, Giant Eagle as a butcher for 35 years. He enjoyed his time outdoors hunting, fishing and also enjoyed playing cards. Mr. Schock was a member of the Monongahela B.P.O.Elks Lodge #455 and the Monongahela Sportsman Club. He is survived by his daughters, Margaret and husband Mark Ivery of Washington, Pamela Hynes of Pennsylvania, Kelly and husband Brett Colagiovanni of Monongahela; son, Jay Schock of Monongahela; five grandchildren, Les Pemberton, Alexis Ivery, Larisa Schock, Ryan and Jenna Colagiovanni; brother, Adolph and wife Anita Schock of Finleyville; sisters, Janice Greyshock of Monongahela, Sara Patterson of New Eagle. In addition to his parents, Mr. Schock was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Lena, who passed on October 3, 2001, brother, Henry Schock, and a step brother, Harry Schock. Family and friends will be received on Friday, September 16, from 1-4 and 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held at 8:00 PM with the Rev. Mark Woomer, officiating. Entombment will be private in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. The Monongahela B.P.O.Elks Lodge #455 will conduct services at 7:00 pm in the funeral home.
Jacqueline M. Pover 02-18-2014 Jacqueline M. Pover, 88, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in the Meadow Crest Nursing Home, Bethel Park. She was born November 3, 1925 in Belle Vernon, the daughter of the late Paul and Helen Addison Provance. Mrs. Pover was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela and loved to work around the house. She is survived by her daughter, Paula A. and husband Jack Willman with whom she resided, son, John A. and wife Gerri Pover of Finleyville; four grandchildren, Erin Pover, Ryan and wife Erin Pover, John and wife Julie Willman, Kimberly and husband Chris Baurenfind; great grandchildren, Addison Baurenfind, Ethan Willman and one on the way; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Pover on December 27, 1977; two sisters, Nancy and JoAnn Provance; and a brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Viola Provance. Friends will be received on Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Alan Morrison officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
James DelVerme 01-09-2014 James DelVerme, 77, of New Eagle, died Thursday, January 9, 2014 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born May 22, 1936 in Brownsville, the son of Patsy and Virginia Marino DelVerme. Jim was a Brownsville High School graduate, class of 1954. After high school, he served in the US Army during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. After the service, he attended Mason Frederick Beauty School in Uniontown. Jim was an established businessman and hairdresser in Monessen for over fifty years. He taught and traveled internationally throughout his professional career. Jim and Billie Jean also enjoyed spending their time traveling abroad. He was a proud member of the Finleyville Italian Gumba Society. Jim is survived by his wife, Billie Jean Reiter, with whom he shared thirty three beautiful years; three daughters, Jody Stewart-Laughlin and husband Aaron of South Park, Tamara Kezmarsky and husband Tim of Uniontown, Shannon Koch and husband Ron of New Eagle; son, Brian Reiter and wife Tiffany of Palm Beach, FL; eight grandchildren, Jake and Alexandra Stewart, Sara and Tessa Kezmarsky, Trevor and Conor Koch, Sienna and August Reiter; sister, Patricia and her husband Rev. Robert Henry of Gibsonia; brother, Tony DelVerme and wife Rose of Waltersburg; and daddy's little girl, Bailey. Friends will be received on Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 6-9 pm and Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 2-9 pm in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 11:00 am with the Rev. Robert Henry officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad.
James Meek 08-12-2012 James L. Meek, 74, of Finleyville, died Sunday, August 12, 2012. He was born July 22, 1938 in Finleyville, the son of the late Alfred J. and Anna Babich Meek. Jim was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Finleyville. He was retired after 35 years from Equitable Gas in Ginger Hill. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a member of the James C. Ford American Legion Post 949 in Carroll Twp. He enjoyed spending time in his garden, and trips with family and friends to Camp Too Hi. He is survived by his wife Donna Meek with who he celebrated 49 years of marriage on December 15, 2011. Two daughters, Diane and her husband Rick Johnston of Washington, PA, and Patricia Meek of State College, two sons, David Meek of Finleyville, and John and his wife Tonya Meek of Holbrook, six grandchildren, Matt, Kyle, Jud, Kiley, Kasie, and Levi, a brother, Walter and his wife Barbara Kay Meek of Finleyville, two sisters, Ruth Griffith of Monongahela, and Jean and her husband Lou Bubenheim of Crescent, and the loyal family pet Duncan. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred J. Meek, Jr., and a sister, Elizabeth Ann Muller. Friends will be received on Wed from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Thurs at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Richard Tusky, officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park Donora with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard.
James "Izzy" Waddell 11-04-2008 James Patrick "Izzy" Waddell 51, of Connellsville, formerly of Monongahela, died Tuesday, November 4, 2008 in his home. He was born on August 3, 1957, in Pittsburgh, a son of Helen Korpus Waddell who survives and resides in Monongahela, and the late Peter Hately Waddell who died October 20, 2006. Jim was a graduate of Ringgold High School, class of 1975. Following high school he was employed at the Volkswagen Plant in New Stanton until its closing. He then earned his degree in heating and cooling and was later employed by Johnson Control where he spent three years working in the Marshall Islands. Since 1995, Jim was currently employed at US Steel, Clairton Works. He was Catholic by faith and held memberships in the Koscuisko and Falcon's Clubs, both in Mt. Pleasant. Jim took pleasure in his vegetable garden, loved his pets, and was an avid sports fan, especially when it came to football and golf. His parents could always reply on him to help with things around their home and since his fathers death, he continuously enjoyed helping his mother. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his girlfriend Debbie Shultz of Connellsville, brother Peter Waddell, III and wife Linda of Aliquippa, sister Debbie Owens and husband Dave of South Park, two nieces Denise Gross and husband Charles and Nicole Waddell, twin nephews David and Matthew Owens, aunt and uncle Robert and Carrie Kinney of Russellton. Friends will be received on Thursday from 7-9 and Friday 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held at Transfiguration Church on Saturday at 10:00 AM with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.
James A. Muntan, Sr. 11-24-2009 James A. Muntan, Sr., 67, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Tuesday, November 24, 2009 in his home. He was born on June 22, 1942, in New Eagle, a son of the late Charles and Mary Komar Muntan Sr. Jim was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1961. He retired from the Boilermakers Local 154 of Pittsburgh and was a member of the Arroas Haymakers Association 258 1/2 of New Eagle and the Charleroi Sportsmen Club. He enjoyed hunting, the outdoors and riding motorcycles with his son and many friends. He is survived by his son James A. Muntan at home, and two daughters Beth Poole of Huntington, Maryland and Amy (Mike) Monosky of Monessen; two sisters Charlotte Dickie of New Eagle, Barbara Muntan, three brothers Charles (Marge) Muntan, Sr. of New Eagle, William (Judy) Muntan and Robert (Sharon) Muntan, all of Monongahela; grandson Erik Chronister; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Franks and April Roberts. Friends will be received 6-9 PM Friday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
James E. Mountain 08-12-2010 James Edwin Mountain, 84, of New Eagle, died Thursday, August 12, 2010 in the Haven Crest Nursing Center, Monongahela. He was born December 1, 1925 in New Eagle, the son of Edwin and Mary Hodgson Mountain. Mr. Mountain was a member of Riverview Baptist Church in New Eagle where he was a former trustee, church clerk and held many other offices. He retired from Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela and was a World War II veteran having served in the US Navy. He enjoyed reading, fishing and working in his vegetable and flower gardens. He is survived by his wife Lillian "Betty" Gettings Mountain with whom he would have celebrated 58 years of marriage on August 16, 2010; and his daughter Sheila and her husband Stephen Stagnitta of Pittsburgh. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Richard Mountain. Friends will be received Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Bruce Moses officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Riverview Baptist Church, 405 Main Street, New Eagle, PA 15067.
James E. Garry 08-02-2011 James E. Garry, 87, of Monongahela, died on August 2, 2011 in Country Meadows Nursing Center, Bridgeville. He was born on June 11, 1924 in Gastonville, a son of the late Michael F. and Edna Foster Garry, Sr. Mr. Garry was retired from the teaching profession having taught in the vocational schools at: Mon Valley Voc Tech, in Speers; Western Area Voc Tech, in Houston; Forbes Road East Voc Tech, in Monroeville; and Allegheny Community College, in Monroeville. He obtained his teaching certificate and certificate of competency at the University of Pittsburgh. He was also a retired steelworker, having worked in the steel mills for 35 years. He was a member of the United Steelworkers of America where he served as President of Local 1406, District 15, and was elected as delegate to four U.S.W.A. Constitutional Conventions, as well as delegate to AFL-CIO Constitutional Conventions. Mr. Garry worked in the construction and contracting fields for many years being a retired member of Local 1044 United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard in the Europian, African, Middle East, and American Theaters. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, a member of the DAV Commanders Club, and a member of the American Legion. His poetry, for which he won many awards was published by the International Library of Poetry in "Journey to Infinity" as well as available on the internet. Surviving is a daughter, Sherry Vignoli-Parisi, of Peters Twp; a stepson, Guy Albero, of Monongahela; a stepdaughter, Carala Albero Trunzo, of Greensburg; six grandchildren, and eleven great granchildren; and two sisters, Edna Pearl Russell, and Bertha Mae Leach, both of Finleyville. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Rose Albero Garry; and two brothers, Michael F. Garry, of Venice, FL, and John M. Garry of Finleyville. Friends will be received on Friday from 3-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00AM in St. Anthonys Church with the Rev. Robert Coyne, pastor as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Finleyville Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard.
James F. Bagnell 04-11-2013 James F. Bagnell, 65, of Monongahela, died Thursday, April 11, 2013 in his home. He was born November 30, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of John F. and Ethel Bauman Bagnell. Jim worked for the Department of Public Assistance, Valley Office for twenty five years, retiring as a clerical supervisor. He was an US Army veteran serving during Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom in which he was a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal for his exceptionally meritorious service to our country. Jim retired from the Army Reserves after twenty two years of service. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 945 of Harrisburg and the National Rifle Association. He loved camping, fishing and most recently ATV riding. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Hampton Bagnell with whom he celebrated twenty two years of marriage on July 20, 2012; daughter, Meghan Bagnell; step daughter and step son, Lauren and Stephen Olesky, all at home; sons, James Jr., Jason and Joshua Bagnell. Friends will be received on Sunday, April 14, 2013 from 2-6 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 9:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville with full military honors accorded by the US Army. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies,1158 Morgan Road, Bridgeville, PA 15017. Please make contribution payable to the Dept. of Veterans Affairs and in the memo include the words, Cemetery Gift Fund.
James H. Longenette 07-31-2013 James H. Longenette, 73, of New Eagle, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born January 26, 1940 in Lincoln Hill, the son of the late Robert and Grace Butterfield Longenette. Mr. Longenette was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish in Monongahela. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Local 66, having worked for Twilight Industries, Blacktop Paving and Sopko Contracting from where he retired in 2002. He was a current member of the Elrama Sportsman's Club and a former member of the Library Sportsman's Club. He was very gifted building things with his hands, loved to ride his motorcycle, fly model airplanes and enjoyed boating, hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Eileen Schwenk Longenette, with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage on April 27, 2013; two brothers, Robert Longenette of Bethel Park and George Longenette of New Freeport, brother-in-law, Vincent Schwenk; two nephews, Brad L. Schwenk and Robby Longenette; and a niece, Kathy Fisher. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Ida Mae "Boots" Renner and a nephew, Vincent Schwenk, Jr. Friends will be received on Friday, August 2, 2013 from 2-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 10 AM with the Rev. William Terza officiating. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society of Western PA, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205.
James H. Trail 12-24-2009 James Herman Trail, 80, of Finleyville, (Nottingham Twp.), died Thursday, December 24, 2009, in the Haven Crest Nursing Home, Carroll Twp., surrounded by the love of his family. He was born February 22, 1929 in Green Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, a son of the late Ira Fred and Viola Mae Snyder Trail. Mr. Trail was a US Army veteran having served during the Korean War. He was a member of the former Friends In Jesus Church in Washington and was retired from the Henderson Gear Corporation in Venetia. A talented musician, singer and a devout Christian, he was a former member of various bands and gospel groups. In the 1960's and 70's, he was a member of the "Try Jesus" group and from 1994-97 a member of the "Second Chance" gospel group. In his spare time he enjoyed working with wood. He was a loving husband, a precious father, and was very proud to serve his country. He is survived by his wife, Elsie McDonald Trail, with whom he celebrated 55 years of marriage on July 4, 2009; two daughters and two sons: Paula Maley-Hodor and her husband Edward, of Eighty Four, James L. Trail of New Eagle, Sherry Trail, and Mark Trail, both of Finleyville; ten grandchildren, Mychelle and her husband John Crea, Dennis Maley, Jr., James Trail, Jr., Jake Trail, Kim Trail, Crystal Mazur, Tiffany Mazur, Joseph Mazur, Jr., Jamie Mazur, and Allan Matthew Trail; four great grandchildren, Noelle Eden Navarra, Alina Mazur, Joseph Mazur, II, and Jason Stevens, Jr.; three brothers Dempsey Trail of Elizabeth, Orville Trail of Clairton, Denver Jack Trail of Pricedale; many sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws and nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ira Trail, Jr., and Howard J. Trail, and a sister, Irma Davis. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 8:45 AM with the Rev. Edward Hodor officiating. Interment will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, with full military honors accorded. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Trail's memory to the Frye Funeral Home Inc.
James R. Large 06-27-2012 James Robert Large, 79, of Carroll Twp., formerly of Forward Twp., died Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in his home. He was born July 21, 1932, the son of the late Isaac Large and Elizabeth Wittich. James was a member of Journey By Grace Church in Rostraver Twp. He was a former supervisor for Forward Twp., and was retired from the township street department. He enjoyed working on cars and will be loved and missed by all. He is survived by a son, Ronald Large and his wife Julie of Fallowfield Twp.; three grandchildren, Amy, Crystal, and Shawn Large; six great grandchildren, Cheryl, Sammy, Abigail, Dillon, Johnathan, and Peyton; a great grandson, Nathan; three sisters, Ruth McGragor and her husband Ralph of Maryland, Cherie Berlinn and her husband Robert of California, and Darlene Volk and her husband Thomas of Monongahela; and a brother, Isaac Large, III and his wife Jackie of Monongahela. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Mildred Elizabeth Large on March 23, 2002. Friends will be received on Thursday from 7-9PM and on Friday from 2-4PM and 7-9PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM with Rev. William Bailey, officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Frye Funeral Home.
James S. Van Kirk 10-13-2008 James Smalley VanKirk 60, of Atlanta, Georgia, formerly of Monongahela and Glassport, died unexpectedly of complications due to heart surgery on Monday, October 13, 2008 in Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia. He was born on June 29, 1948, in Monongahela, a son of the late William Keenan VanKirk and Margaret Spence VanKirk Lape. Jim was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1969 and a former member of the Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church. Until its closing, he was employed by US Steel in McKeesport. He had made his home in Atlanta for the last twenty years, where he was currently employed as a supervisor at Habersham Gardens Landscaping. He is survived by a son James and his wife Bethany VanKirk of Pittsburgh, a daughter Kimberly VanKirk and Justin Kern of Pittsburgh, four grandchildren Tyler, Allison and Benjamin VanKirk, and Gavin Kern, twin brother Thomas VanKirk of Jonestown, sister Alice VanKirk Mullin of Atlanta, Georgia. Friends will be received on Saturday, October 18, 2008 from 11 AM to 1 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Raymond Ursin, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth.
James W. Mellor 07-28-2009 James W. Mellor Sr., 76, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, July 28, 2009 in St. John's Specialty Care Center, Mars. He was born May 29, 1933, in Monongahela, a son of Edward and Marjorie Wilson Mellor. Mr. Mellor was a US Army veteran serving during the Korean War and retired from Flexicore Inc. in Monongahela. He loved spending his time with his grandchildren and enjoyed fishing, boating and working in his vegetable garden. He is survived by his beloved son James W. and wife Gretchen Mellor, Jr. and loving grandchildren Troy James and Casey Ann Mellor; three sisters Martha Mucci of Monongahela, Blanche Losey of Belle Vernon, Lillian Sleighter of Wisconsin; brother J. Raymond Mellor of Pleasant Hills. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Ellen Polonoli Mellor who died November 9, 1994; three brothers Edward, Ronald and William "Speed" Mellor; and three sisters Marjorie Mellor, Olive Galloway and Sarah "Sally" Pacini. Friends will be received on Thursday from 1-4 and 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Friday, July 31, 2009 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. James B. Bailey officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad.
James W. Hetherington 02-05-2009 James Woodward Hetherington, 53, of Monongahela, (Forward Twp.), died Thursday, February 5, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born October 23, 1955, in New Eagle, a son of Rowene Carson Vogenberger who survives and resides in Charleroi and the late James Woodward Hetherington. Jim was a graduate of Ringgold High School, class of 1973. He was a veteran of the US Army, holding the rank of sergeant and a jump master with the 82nd Airborne division during the Vietnam era. After coming home from the Army, Jim attended California State College for two years, majoring in Business Administration. Since 1982, he was employed at KTA/Tator, Inc. in Pittsburgh where he was a chief inspector. His favorite pastimes were boating, fishing, hunting, snow skiing and gardening. Jim had a strong belief in living everyday to the fullest. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter Megan Hetherington of Monongahela, three sisters and a brother: Jane Martinsky and husband David of Houston, Pamela Myers and husband Bryan of Port Vue, Thomas Hetherington and wife Marsha of Monongahela, JoAnn Goettel and husband Gregg of Monongahela; beloved best friend and former spouse Cindy Hetherington of Monongahela, and a special nephew Tyler Hetherington. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the chapel by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. The family suggests memorial contributions in Jim's memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.
James William Pro 04-11-2011 James William Pro, 85, of Monongahela, (Forward Twp.) died Monday, April 11, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born January 23, 1926 in Charleroi, the son of William and Palma Paris Pro. Mr. Pro was a retired meat cutter with over twenty years of employment from the A&P in Charleroi. After his retirement, he worked at the Giant Eagle in Fisher Heights until a couple of years ago. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the US Navy. His memberships include the Mid Mon Valley Shipmates, American Legion Post 22 of Charleroi, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 167 of Charleroi and life member of the Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Pro enjoyed bowling with the league at the former Tan-O-Bell Lanes in Bentleyville and was Catholic by faith. He is survived by five sons and a daughter, James and wife Sandy Pro of Houston, Texas, Carl and wife Patsy Jo Pro of Monroeville, Dave and wife Sue Pro of Coal Center, Vince Pro of Forward Twp., twins, Paul and wife Cathy Pro of New Eagle, and Paula Pro with whom he made his home; thirteen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Joanne Pireaux of North Charleroi, Phyllis Varrone of Bentleyville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife June Nagy Pro who died January 13, 2000, granddaughter Amy Pro, sister, Flora Dora Pro and two brothers, Carl Edward and Eugene Ambrose Pro. Friends will be received Wednesday, April 13, 7-9 PM and Thursday, April 14, 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, April 15, at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela with full military honors accorded at the grave by the American Legion Post 22 of Charleroi. The Mid Mon Valley Shipmates will conduct a Two-Bell Ceremony on Wednesday evening at 7:30 PM in the funeral home.
Janet Gee Bedogne 07-14-2010 Janet Gee Bedogne, 96, of Virginia, formerly of New Eagle, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at the Chesapeake Regional Hospital. A native of Elizabeth, she was the daughter of the late B. Frank Gee and Katherine Ripple Gee. Mrs. Bedogne was a school teacher for 27 years and will be remembered as a generous and caring mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She is survived by her son Jan Bedogne and his wife Lucinda; a grandson, Jason Bedogne and his wife Melanie; two great granddaughters, Sherilan and Makenna Bedogne; one granddaughter Jessica Green and her husband Jeremy of Kihei, HI; and one niece, Michelle and her husband Frank of Pittsburgh. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Samuel L. Bedogne who passed June 24, 1998. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 9 to 10 AM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A graveside service will immediately follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Janet V. Young 04-23-2011 Janet Verlee Kerr Young, 69, of Monongahela, died Saturday, April 23, 2011 in her home. She was born October 7, 1941 in Jefferson, the daughter of Andrew Lawrence Sr. and Mary Ellen Spark Kerr. Janet left Pennsylvania after high school. She lived in Pasadena, California; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Winnemucca, Nevada and Sandpoint, Idaho. She returned to Monongahela ten years ago. Janet was an avid reader who enjoyed sewing, crafting and attending the theater. She participated in bowling with the senior league and the Gems league at the Brunswick Lanes. She was Protestant by faith. She is survived by daughters, Shelly Young-Roy of Canonsburg, Kimberly Sarver of Lincoln, California; son, Bryan Young of Reno, Nevada; eleven grandchildren; one great grandchild; two brothers, Howard Kerr and wife JoAnne of Burgettstown, John"Skip" Kerr and wife Pat of Monongahela; sister, Patricia Kerr Gillie and husband Ken of Sebring, Florida; sister-in-law, Marty Kerr with whom she resided; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of thirty eight years, James Lloyd Young and her brother, Andrew "Larry" Kerr, Jr. who died March 25, 2011. Friends will be received on Thursday, April 28, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Friday, April 29, at 11:00 AM with Rev. Edward Burdett, officiating. Interment will be private in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh.
Janice Ann Mellor 12-05-2013 Janice Ann "DeeDee" Mellor, 67, of Monongahela and Donora, died Thursday, December 5, 2013 in the Washington Hospital. She was born December 4, 1946 in Bradenton, Florida, the daughter of the late of Robert Frederic Mellor and Elsie Mae Manning Magaruh and step daughter of the late John Magaruh. She is survived by her cousins, Anna Manning of New Eagle and daughter Nicole Johnson of Donora, who were her care givers, Bill Manning of Finleyville, Larry Manning of Monroeville, Cheryl Dupont of Monongahela, Sandy Hirenchak of McKees Rocks. In addition to her parents and step father, she was preceded in death by her cousin, Clarence "Pickles" Manning. Friends will be received on Monday, December 9, 2013 from 10 -11 AM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Raymond DiCamillo officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Janice L. Worthington 08-29-2013 Janice L. Worthington, 63, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Thursday, August 29, 2013 in her home. She was born January 19, 1950 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Thomas and Helen Parrish Jones. Janice retired after eighteen years of employment from the Bank of New York Mellon in Pittsburgh. She was a former member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Monongahela and for many years volunteered her time helping with administrative business within the church. She was a former Girl Scout Leader in Monongahela and she was a very talented crafter and seamstress by hobby. She is survived by her husband of thirty eight years, William J. Worthington; daughter, Vicki Worthington Ricketts and husband Keith of Coraopolis; grandchildren, Shane, Allison and Michael Ricketts; brother, Gordon and wife Norma Jones of Oakdale. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Norman, Russell and Leslie Jones. Friends will be received on Friday, September 6, 2013 from 11:00 AM to noon in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a memorial service will be held at noon with the Rev. Amy Wagner officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Finleyville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Janice's memory to the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Jason Lee Buell 12-10-2009 Jason Lee Buell, 35, of Donora, died Thursday, December 10, 2009 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born January 7, 1974, in New Eagle, a son of Timothy Buell who survives and resides in Carroll Twp., and the late Patsy Lynn Vignoli Buell who died May 10, 2005. Jason was a graduate of Monessen High School, class of 1991. He was formerly employed at Riverview Steel in Glassport and enjoyed hunting, boating and fishing. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife Michelle McPartland Buell with whom he celebrated twelve years of marriage on June 5, 2009; four daughters Hope, Haley, Hana and Holly Buell; and his father and mother-in-law Charles R. and Patricia L. Gerda McPartland of Donora. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Patsy and Anna Mae Neri Vignoli and his paternal grandparents George and Lorena Luethke Buell. Friends will be received 2-9 Sunday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Kenneth Kirby officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Intestinal Disease Foundation, 1323 Forbes Avenue, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Jeana Marie Russell 12-06-2009 Jeana Marie Russell, 24, of Monessen, formerly of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Sunday December 6, 2009. She was born on August 1, 1985, in Carroll Township, a daughter of Alma Jean Comer Russell who survives and resides in Smithton, and the late Karl Lee Russell who died on November 12, 2004. Jeana was a Ringgold High School graduate, class of 2003 and a very devoted mother and daughter. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her daughter Natili Marie Chipps at home; two sisters Jennifer Russell of Forward Twp., Jessica Russell of New Castle; brother Robert Russell of Rostraver Twp.; and her maternal grandfather Robert Comer of Ruff Creek. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother Alma Miller Comer. Friends will be received 6-9 Wednesday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Interment will be private in the Monongahela Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions in Jeana's memory be made to the Frye Funeral Home.
Jeanne Bates 05-11-2012 Jeanne Bates, 90, of Finleyville, (Union Township), died Friday, May 11, 2012 in Thorpes Personal Care Home, Charleroi. She was born April 12, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Archie and Marguerite Meister Kennedy. Mrs. Bates was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1942. She was a member of Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church in Finleyville and member and former treasurer of it's Women's Association. She was formerly employed by Feick Surgical Supply of Pittsburgh and had retired from Radio Ear in McMurray. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia M. Boyd King of East Stroudsburg, Bonnie A. and husband Richard Rubino of Monongahela; two granddaughters, Lisa Marie Weis and Tiffany Marie Rubino; two great granddaughters, Kalie and Felicia Weis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm D. Bates who died in1984; brother, Richard Archie Kennedy who died in infancy and son-in-law, John King. Friends will be received on Sunday, May 13, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Glen McClelland officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice Irwin Office, 3520 Route 130, Building #3, Irwin, PA 15642.
Jeffrey "Mac" McFall 06-30-2013 Jeffrey "Mac" McFall, 50, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 30, 2013 in his home. He was born May 30, 1963 in New Eagle, the son of Virginia Fawcett Morris of New Eagle and the late Lawrence McFall. Mac was the former owner of D&M Construction in Monongahela and was presently employed at Therm-O-Rock in New Eagle. He was a member of the Slovak American Citizens Club in Monongahela and enjoyed watching sports on TV. Mac was a fun loving man who enjoyed joking around. He was honest, dependable and loved by everyone who knew him. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his fiance' Patty Morris with whom he spent the past twelve years; son, Miles McFall of China; sister, Nancy and husband Bob Kepics of Monongahela; two brothers, James and wife Penny Rosenburg of Florida, William and wife Ethel Rosenburg of Irwin; nieces and nephews, Lisa Sutts of Monongahela, Frank and wife Amy Sutts of Monongahela, JJ and wife Rose Rosenburg of Irwin, Vicki Theoni of Florida; great nieces and nephews, Briana Ryan, Chelsea DeBee, Morgan Sutts, Daren and Dylan Rosenburg, Brandon and Travis Jones; his fiance' Patty's children, Michele Eiler and husband Michael and their children, Ally, Andy and Fisher of Eauclaire, Eddie Crawford and wife Tiffany and their children, Chevy and Cruz of East Brady, CJ Crawford and wife Sherry and their children, Emma, Ella and Maggie of Templeton. Friends will be received on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 from 2-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Dr. Gerald Demarest officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Jennie C. Angotti 05-31-2011 Jennie C. Angotti, 93, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011 in Four Oaks Personal Care Home, Monongahela. She was born January 16, 1918 in Gallatin, the daughter of Andrea and Assunta Rivetti DiCaprio. Jennie was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and aunt who took pride in caring for her family. She will be remembered for her excellent cooking and cleaning. Jennie was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. She is survived by one son, Anthony Angotti of Monongahela; two grandchildren, Leslie Koziel and husband Bob, Anthony Angotti and wife Shannon; six great grandchildren,Taylor, Lindsey and Anthony Koziel, Chase, Aidan and Gavin Angotti; one brother, James Caprio of North Carolina; one sister, Sue Gnora of Monessen. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Charles P. Angotti who died June 16, 1998, daughter-in-law Polly Angotti; four brothers, Anthony, Andrew " Cab", Patsy "Willie" and Louis Caprio; two sisters, Angeline Fadool and Lucy Massari. There will be NO public visitations for Mrs. Angotti. Friends and family are invited to attend a mass of Christian burial on Friday, June 3, at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. For those attending the mass, you are asked to meet at the church. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. Is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to Madonna Catholic Regional School, 731 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Jennie C. Affinito 10-12-2009 Jennie C. Affinito, of Monongahela, died Monday, October 12, 2009 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pittsburgh. Born in Charleroi, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Rose Caligino DeStefon. Jennie was a graduate of Charleroi High School where she enjoyed swimming and playing basketball. She was a member of St. Anthony's Church, a homemaker who especially loved cooking for her "grandkids" and had a passion for the Pittsburgh Steelers. She is survived by three daughters and two sons, Rosalie and Jeannene Affinito, Bernadette and husband Lee Kramer and Mark and wife Kathy Affinito, all of Monongahela, and Bernard R. and wife Billreda Affinito of Dresden, Ohio; eight grandchildren Patrick and wife Donna Kramer of Monongahela, Tim Kramer of Carnegie, Christine and husband Brian Wagner of Nashport, Ohio, B. Michael Affinito of Columbus, Ohio, Mark A. Jr., Jennie M., Dominick B. and Anthony J. Affinito, all of Monongahela; four great grandchildren Leah and Jared Kramer, Matthew and Lizzie Wagner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Bernard J. Affinito who died February 18, 1993, three brothers Joseph, Sam and Anthony DeStefon and a sister Theresa Corbelli. Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 Wednesday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday at 11:00 AM in St. Anthony's Church with the Rev. Joseph Feltz, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthonys Church, 225 Park Avenue, Monongahela, PA, 15063 or to a charity of one's choice. St. Anthonys Altar Rosary-Christian Mothers will recite the rosaries Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 in the funeral home.
Jenny Louise Young 07-30-2013 Jenny Louise Young, 82, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in Consulate Health Care, North Strabane Twp. She was born January 6, 1931 in Elizabeth Township, a daughter of the late William and Ethel Clancy Regal. She was a member of Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church and was a graduate of Monongahela High School class of 1948. She loved to take care of her family, take trips to Atlantic City and was an avid bingo player. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia and her husband Richard Tatar of Monongahela, Lisa Porto and her husband George Bandalo of Woodbridge, VA; three grandchildren, Lyndsi K. Porto, Christopher J. and his wife Tracy Tatar and Brianna L. and her husband Christopher Vesely; three great grandchildren, Jaclyn A. Tatar, Hailey N. Tatar and Grayson D. Vesely; and a sister, Betty and her husband James Rollison of Library. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband William Charles "Charlie" Young, who died on January 3, 2008. Friends will be received on Thursday, August 1, 2013 from 6-9PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Everyone is invited to meet at the Mingo Presbyterian Church in Finleyville for her funeral service, which will be held on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 10:00AM with the Rev. Glenn McClelland officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, 561 Mingo Church Road, Finleyville, PA 15332.
Jerry Paul Repasky 09-01-2011 Jerry Paul Repasky, 55, of Monongahela, (River Hill), died Thursday, September 1, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born June 22, 1956 in North Charleroi, the son of Thomas and Helen Protz Repasky with whom he made his home. Jerry was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School, class of 1974. He was employed by US Steel, Clairton Works for twenty three years. For several years after that, Jerry worked in the construction business in the Mon Valley area and also at the former Yocolano's Beer Distributor in Monongahela. He was a member of the Slovak Club of Monongahela and a former member of Hoot Owl Athletic Association in New Eagle. Jerry loved spending time with his niece Syd and riding his Harley. In addition to his parents, Jerry is survived by two brothers,Thomas Repasky, Jr. and Ricky Repasky, both of Forward Township, sister, Paula Repasky of Caroll Township; a nephew and two nieces who were very special to him, Jacob Repasky of Forward Township, Jennifer and husband Wade Galloway of Elizabeth, Sydney Repasky of Carroll Township; aunts and uncles, James and Ethel Barkey of Carroll Township who were also his Godparents, Harry and Dolly Cherry of Forward Township, Gary and Barb Roos of West Newton, Donna Dobrinski of Van Voorhis; two very special cousins, Jimmy Paulick and Dale Atkins; and his second family, Danny, Donna, John, and Josh Yocolano; numerous other cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Paul and Mary Majoris Repasky and his maternal grandparents, John and Josephine Omachel Protz. Friends will be received on Sunday, September 4, from 2-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Sunday evening at 8:00 PM in the funeral home with the Rev. John Fierro officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Anglican Church,130 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
JoAnn Williams 03-06-2013 JoAnn Williams, 73, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in the Washington County Health Center. She was born March 20, 1939 in Ginger Hill, the daughter of the late Gomer Robert and Clara Shaffer Williams. JoAnn was a 1958 graduate of Monongahela High School. For many years, JoAnn did house cleaning for many families throughout the Mon Valley and also was a caregiver to many. Until a few years ago, she helped in preparing ravioli's, gnocchi's and steak bites for Ponce's Place in Monongahela. She enjoyed trips to the Outer Banks with her husband Bob, who may have gone fishing, but JoAnn got to lounge on the beach. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. Dance recitals with the girls, going to Cody's football games and watching him wrestle on television, watching Caitlyn and Nicole cheer, twirling competitions with Sami in which she was always there to lend a hand. She had a passion for gardening, especially tending to her roses. In her later years, she enjoyed traveling with her friend, Van Burnworth. She is survived by two daughters, Jody Burnworth and husband Thomas of Monongahela, Bobbie Wiercioch and husband Edward of Muse; four grandchildren, Sami Jo Burnworth, Cody, Nicole, and Caitlyn Wiercioch; sister, Ruby Daugherty and husband Clem of Finleyville. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude F. "Bob" Williams who died January 23, 2006, three sisters, Mary Ann who died in infancy, Thelma who died in childhood, Doris DuCarme and a brother, Gomer Williams. Friends will be received on Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery Association, Tarrs.
Joanna M. Dancer 02-27-2014 Joanna M. Dancer, 65, of Monongahela, died Thursday, February 27, 2014 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born February 23, 1949 in New Eagle, the daughter of John B. and Florence Zynosky Welsh. Joanna was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1967. In her younger years, she resided in Columbus, Ohio and worked as a DJ, where she met William Dancer, the gentleman to whom she later married. After moving back to Monongahela, she was employed as a secretary at Monongahela Ford until it’s closing. Joanna was an dedicated member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. She was a former money counter, planted flowers surrounding the church and devoted her time at the parish flea market, to name a few. She was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed reading books, especially mysteries. Joanna is survived by her son, Ian Dancer and wife Sara of Metuchen, New Jersey; grandchildren, Joshua, Andrew and Samantha Dancer; two sisters, Patricia Ann Raposo, Bunny Kerekes and husband George, all of Monongahela; one niece and three nephews; three great nieces and seven great nephews; one great great niece; several cousins also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Dancer who died June 30, 1980. Friends are invited to attend a mass of Christian burial on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza and the Rev. George Chortos, concelebrating. Inurnment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Damien of Molokai Parish, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Joanne C. Barwell 10-31-2012 Joanne Carol Barwell, 60, of Finleyville, died Wednesday, October 31, 2012 in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born December 4, 1951 in New Eagle, the daughter of the late William E. Sr. and Mary Frances Munger Adams. Joanne graduated from CCAC South as a health unit coordinator. She had worked in that capacity for over fifteen years at St. Clair Hospital, Mercy Hospital and the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was a member of the River Hill Church of Christ in Monongahela. Joanne enjoyed birds and animals, especially her dogs Duke and Elke. She liked spending time at the YMCA swimming. She loved baking and was the best ziti maker according to her family and friends. Joanne truly loved time spent with her family and being the oldest of twelve children, was like a second mom to her siblings. She is survived by her husband, Ronald J. Barwell with whom she celebrated thirty four years of marriage; six sisters and three brothers, Denise and husband Gary Napoli of Elizabeth Twp., Sharon and husband Clyde Hesford of Forward Twp., Deborah and husband Mark Neuherz of Pittsburgh, William Adams, Jr. of Monongahela, Janet and husband Jay Knight of Pittsburgh, Brenda and husband Kevin Machesky of Greenock, Michelle and husband Todd Kennedy of Boston, Randy and wife Kim Adams of Forward Twp., Brian and wife Tammy Adams of Monongahela; sister-in-law, Maryann Adams of Donora; step son, Brian Barwell of Finleyville; step daughter, Linda and husband William Brennen of West Palm Beach, FL; four step grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Shelly Adams and her brother, Robert Adams. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Monday, November 5 at 6:00 PM at the River Hill Church of Christ, 2105 River Hill Road, Monongahela, with the Rev. Paul Eisaman officiating. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Joanne S. Frye 09-20-2009 Joanne Sandra Frye, 56, of Fallowfield Twp., died Sunday, September 20, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born on April 5, 1953, in Guam, Mariana's Islands (on the US Naval Base), a daughter of Marion Turner Frye who survives and resides in Fallowfield Twp. and the late Marvin Frye who died April 27, 2001. Joanne graduated from Charleroi High School, class of 1971. She attended Boca Raton College in Florida, where she received her certification as a respiratory technician. She continued her education through San Diego University to become a licensed respiratory care practitioner. She was currently employed for over thirty years at the Monongahela Valley Hospital as a respiratory therapist. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, the American Legion Auxialary Post 22 and the Legion Club, all of Charleroi, and the Clan Anderson Society (through her Scottish heritage). Joanne enjoyed: spending her time helping her friends, her dog Laddie, her cats: Piper, CiCi, JoJo, Angel and Wiskers, and horses Black Jack and Chief Blue. She was a true animal enthusiast who loved finding homes for stray and unwanted animals through Pet Search in Washington. Joanne would do anything for you and was always there to lend a helping hand. Special thanks to all her friends and neighbors, especially Cheryl McGavitt. In addition to her loving mother, she is survived by her sister Judy Frye Nolde and husband Donald of Keedysville, Maryland and two nieces whom she loved with all her heart, Devin Lee and Cailin Victoria Nolde of Keedysville, Maryland, and devoted friend Nancy Egri of Elizabeth. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother Stephen M. Frye who died unexpectedly on September 17, 2009. Friends will be received on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fallen Timber Humane Society, 1680 Fallen Timber Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037.
John Parish 07-15-2013 John Parish, 91, of Finleyville, died Monday, July 15, 2013 in Mt. Vernon of South Park. He was born June 30, 1922 in Finleyville, the son of Joseph and Mary Spirak Parish. Mr. Parish was a WW II veteran in the Army Air Force serving in England and Europe. He was a machinist at the Baker Mine Service in Waynesburg, retiring after fifty years of employment. Mr. Parish received his certification to teach vocational education in the state of Pennsylvania. His memberships include St. Francis of Assissi Church, the American Legion Post 613, both of Finleyville and the VFW of McMurray. He is survived by his son, Kenneth Parish and wife Janet of Naperville, IL; two granddaughters, Alice Anne and Ashley Marie Parish; brother, Paul Parish and a sister, Mary Koskoski, both of Finleyville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Veres Parish who died May 24, 1996; five brothers, Stephen Sr., Joseph Jr., Albert, William and George Parish; and two sisters, Anna Snee and Margaret Witzel. Friends will be received on Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 8:30-9:30 AM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM in St. Francis of Assissi Church with the Rev. Robert Boyle, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Avenue, Ste. E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
John Bulboff, Jr. 02-08-2014 John Bulboff, Jr., 83, of Monongahela, died Saturday, February 8, 2014 in Laurel Ridge Center, Uniontown. He was born May 4, 1930 in Pittsburgh, the son of John "Buffalo" and Betty Palangio Bulboff. For numerous years, John had resided in Florida and North Carolina before moving back to Pennsylvania. He was a plumber by trade, retiring in 2000 from S&S Mechanical in Statesville, North Carolina. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Monongahela and was a US Coast Guard veteran serving during the Korean War. John was a former member of the American Legion, Post 377 in California. He is survived by his son, John Bulboff and wife Julie of Coal Center; granddaughter, Fallon Bulboff; and his sister, Connie Bartolotta of Monongahela. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Ann Mellor Bulboff who died October 7, 1995; and a sister, Audrey Weltz. Friends will be received on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Dr. Gerald Demarest officiating. Entombment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 630 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
John Harsh 02-23-2012 John Harsh, 71, of New Eagle, died Thursday, February 23, 2012 in Kindred Hospital, Oakdale. He was born March 29, 1940 in Manown, the son of the late Andrew "Creamy" and Theresa Capasso Harsh. John was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1958. He was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the U.S. Army and was Catholic by faith. In his younger years, he enjoyed playing basketball. For twenty years, John was employed by Kroger in Washington and Bethel Park until their closing. He retired in 2005 after ten years of employment as a meat manager at Foodland in Mt. Washington. He was a lifetime member of the Sutman Yohe VFW Post 1409 in Black Diamond, the Arroas Hay Makers Association No. 253 and the Hoot Owls Athletic Association, both in New Eagle. He enjoyed fishing, boating, golfing, doing repairs around his home, cutting grass, flower and vegetable gardening and was an avid sports fan. John was very proud of his children and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Ada Sampson Harsh with whom he celebrated 49 years of marriage on June 27, 2011; daughters, Paula and her husband John Baker of Houston, Barbie and her husband Steve Travers of Seattle, WA; sons, John Harsh of Albuquerque, NM, Andy and his wife Robin Harsh of Pittsburgh; eight grandchildren, Andrew, Steven, Brandon, Regina, John, Caden, Connor and Holly; sisters, Virginia and her husband Ron Hudak of Finleyville, Barbara and her husband John Behanna of Monongahela. Friends will be received on Monday, February 27, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Tuesday, February 28 at 10:00 AM with the Rev. William Terza, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232.
John Sminko 12-18-2013 John Sminko, 86, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born December 1, 1927 in Monongahela, the son of George and Anna Pascoe Sminko. John was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1945 and was Orthodox by faith. A US Navy veteran, John served during WW II and was a member of the American Legion Frank Downer Post 302 of Monongahela. He retired from Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela. John was a hard working man in his younger days. He enjoyed the outdoors, wildlife, boating, fishing and spending time on the Monongahela River. John will be remembered for his friendly personality. He loved talking to people and reminiscing about times in the past. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Above all, he cherished his time with his granddaughters, Sarah and Rachel whom he dearly loved. John is survived by his wife of fifty four years, Claire Turic Sminko; daughter, Shelly and beloved son-in-law Rob Hetzler; granddaughters, Sarah and Rachel, all of Monongahela; sister, Shirley Huber of Bentleyville; brother-in-law, Michael Turic and wife Maria of Elmira, New York; several nieces and nephews; and his loyal companion, Sadie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Wiliuszis, Ann Simon, Helen and Irene Kramer. Friends will be received on Friday, December 20, 2013 from 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM with the Very Rev. Edward Pehanich officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Panachida services will be conducted Friday evening at 7:00 pm in the funeral home. The family suggests contributions in John's memory be made to the charity of your choice.
John Kusenko 05-30-2013 John Kusenko, 91, of Finleyville, died Thursday, May 30, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born October 21, 1921 in Monessen, the son of the late Stephen and Pauline Shinkaroff Kusenko. John graduated from Monessen High School class of 1939. He served in the US Army during WWII, after which he attended the University of Pittsburgh graduating in 1951. While attending college he worked at Carnegie Tech, Page Steel and Wire, U.S. Steel and the Lee Norse Company. In 1952 he started working at the Westinghouse Bettis Atomic Laboratory in West Mifflin and continued working there until his retirement in 1987. His many accomplishments were working on the first nuclear powered submarine the USS Nautilus and many nuclear reactors. John was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church and a long time member of the Monongahela Valley Country Club. He also was an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife, Rita Putnak Kusenko with who he celebrated 47 years of marriage on June 7, 2012; a son, Steve and his wife Kristi Kusenko of Perryopolis; five step grandchildren, Alexander and Paige Allen, Kassidi Kolano, Skyler and Kayla Fransko; many nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mae Rudy and Anne Ferroli, and three brothers, Paul, Nicholas and Peter Kusenko. Friends will be received on Monday, June 3, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, June 4, at 10 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Pittsburgh Chapter, 1100 Liberty Ave, Ste. E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
John Moham 08-13-2010 John Mohan, 86, of Residence at the Hilltop, died Friday, August 13, 2010 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born January 18, 1924 in Donora, the son of Abraham and Mary Mohan. John was a lifelong resident of Sunnyside (Forward Township) and a member of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Donora. He was a member of the Russian Brotherhood Organization and a World War II veteran having served in the US Army. He was employed at US Steel, Donora Works until its closing, and retired from the Bricklayers Union where he worked in the Pittsburgh area. He is survived by two sons: Dennis (Kathy) Mohan of Greensburg and Jack Mohan; four grandchildren, Ben (Allison) Mohan, Lenny (Abby) Mohan, Molly (Matthew) Kauffman, Sara Mohan; sister Ann Kapuska of Chicago, IL; dear friend Margaret Brewer of Daisytown, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, S. Ruth King Mohan; infant son Gregory; and three sisters, Rose Stazetski, Mary Bodnar andTheresa Minnick. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A brief service will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 am in the funeral home, followed by a funeral service at 10:00 am in St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Donora, with the Rev. Igor Soroka, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard. A Parastas service will he held Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Donora.
John "Hap" Tarabrella 01-31-2010 John J. "Hap" Tarabrella, 90, of Monongahela (Riverhill), died Sunday, January 31, 2010, in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia. He was born March 2, 1919 in Fairchance, a son of the late Carl and Pearl Hendricks Tarabrella. John was a member of St. Anthony's Church in Monongahela where he was a lay minister and a member of the Holy Name Society. He was a veteran having served in the US Army Airforce during WWII. He retired after 20 years with Patterson Supply in Monongahela, and had also retired from the former Fox Grocery with over 20 years of employment. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Edwin Kaczmereck Council #2600. In his youth he was active in basketball, baseball and soccer, which he played well into his 40's. He enjoyed working in his vegetable garden and bowling. He is survived by two sons, Thomas Tarabrella and his wife Nancy McGinness, of Derwood, Maryland and Mark Tarabrella, of Carnegie, a daughter, Linda Tarabrella of Hammondsport, New York, brother, Paul Tarabrella and his wife Julie of Monongahela, sister-in-law, Mary Tarabrella of Charleroi, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Ann Kossar Tarabrella, on May 16, 1991, his second wife, Armeda Necciai Tarabrella, on July 8, 2006, and a brother, William Tarabrella. Friends will be received 4-9 PM Wednesday in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday at 10:00AM in St. Anthony's Church, with the Rev. Joseph Oppong as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military rights accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Anthony's Church Food Bank, 225 Park Ave., Monongahela, PA 15063.
John B. "Jack" Miller III 09-17-2010 John Bernhardt "Jack" Miller, III, 68, of Finleyville, died Friday, September 17, 2010 in his home. He was born April 13, 1942 in New Eagle, the son of John B. Miller, Jr. and Marion Grace Carter Miller Konick. Jack was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1960. He attended the University of Pittsburgh and graduated from California State College in 1964, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in English. From 1964 to 1967, he taught high school English in the Norwin school district and from 1967 to 1992, when he retired, taught English and computers in the Elizabeth Forward school district. During his teaching career, he owned and operated Miller's Auto Body Shop from his home for over 25 years. He was a very active member of Edwards Chapel United Methodist Church in Finleyville, where he was past president of the administrative board and a trustee. He was a lifetime member and past secretary of the Valley Inn Volunteer Fire Department. A member and past president of the Alcose Credit Union in North Versailles and a volunteer for Tri Community Ambulance, where he was a driver and dispatcher. Jack was a member and past president of the Neighborhood Boys Club, and a Game Commission instructor, teaching hunter safety classes for 25 years. He was the Emergency manager and coordinator for Somerset Twp. Jack enjoyed reading and listening to Rush Limbaugh. He loved to hunt, fish and to be outdoors. He is survived by his wife Sherie Kirby Miller with whom he celebrated 45 years of marriage on November 26, 2009; daughter, Tammy and husband Mike Warchol of Monongahela; son John K. and wife Pamela Miller of Peters Twp., four grandsons, Michael and Nicholas Warchol, Johnny and Matthew Miller; mother-in-law Junelda Brown Kirby of Finleyville; brother-in-law, Kenneth and wife Bonnie Kirby of Monongahela; brother-in-law Frank Aiman of Bethel Park; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Marsha Aiman who died 2003 and his father-in-law Claude Kirby who died in 2009. Friends will be received on Sunday 7-9 PM and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM in Edwards Chapel United Methodist Church, Finleyville with Pastors Thomas Hoeke and Kenneth Kirby co-officiating. For those attending the funeral service, you are asked to please go directly to the church. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery . The Valley Inn Volunteer Fire Department will hold services Monday evening at 7:30 PM in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Edwards Chapel United Methodist Church, 3111 Route 136, Finleyville, PA, 15332 or to Huntington's Disease, Western PA Chapter, PO Box 110223, Pittsburgh, PA 15232.
John "Mike" Taddeo 07-30-2010 John "Mike" Taddeo, 81, of Monongahela, died Friday, July 30, 2010 in his home. He was born December 5, 1928 in Monongahela, the son of Caesar and Clara Naddeo Taddeo. Mike was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1946. He was employed at US Steel Donora Works until its closing and retired from US Steel Homestead Works for a total of 39 years of employment. He was a US Army Airforce veteran, a member of the Sutman Yohe VFW Post 1409 in Black Diamond and the Victory Hill Social Center. Mike enjoyed spending his time with his family and woodworking. Survivors include his wife Elaine "Toots" Mucci Taddeo with whom he celebrated 59 years of marriage on November 18, 2009; son Dan Taddeo at home; daughter Jan and husband Kevin Ingram of Monongahela; four grandchildren: Travis and Lena Taddeo, Zach and Colton Ingram; sister Fran and husband Don VanKirk of Finleyville; brother Hank and wife Ang Taddeo of Monongahela; uncle Patsy Naddeo of Ellsworth; loving friends Ferp and Max; several brothers-in-laws, sisters-in-laws and numerous nieces and nephews survive. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister Virginia Plinta. Friends will be received Monday 7-9 PM and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with Rev. James B. Bailey officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
John A. Lennex 07-26-2012 John Albert Lennex, 74, of West Elizabeth, died Thursday, July 26, 2012 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born January 28, 1938 in Monongahela, the son of the late Albert and Ida Mae Young Lennex. John was a member of Ella Hollow Bible Church in Monongahela and retired in 2002 from the Teamsters Local 142. He was a professional teamster driver and was presented the million mile accident free driving award. He was a US Navy veteran, having served in the Korean War. John had a love for cars and was instrumental in organizing a car cruise in 2011 at Johnny's Drive Inn in West Elizabeth. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Stead Lennex with whom he shared fifteen years of his life; daughter, Allison Zakutansky of Greenfield, IN; son, Christopher Lennex of West Elizabeth; sister, Ruth McGogney of Elizabeth; special friends, Nathan Lankford of Elizabeth, Ronnie Mathers of West Elizabeth, Chris, Richard Winn of Indianopolis, IN, Andy Dishong of McKeesport; his dog, Princess and his cats, Missy and Sonny. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard and Leroy Lennex. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Sunday, August 12, at 12:30 PM at the Ella Hollow Bible Church, 3429 Rainbow Run Road, Monongahela, PA 15063. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
John Albert Mayer 12-22-2009 John Albert Mayer, 50, of Monongahela, (Carroll Twp.), formerly of McKeesport, died unexpectedly Tuesday, December 22, 2009. He was born September 10, 1959 in Mc Keesport, a son of Felix Mayer who survives and resides in McKeesport, and the late Anna Turner Mayer. After attending McKeesport High School, John was employed at the Bettis Atomic Plant/ Westinghouse in West Mifflin. He then owned and operated J. A. Mayer Asphalt Inc., in White Oak for fifteen years. For the last twenty years, he was a self employed truck driver with H. Lynn Construction Inc. in Monongahela. He was a member of Transfiguration Church and last season, coached the Wildcats Midget Football League, both of Monongahela. For the past three years, he enjoyed distributing food to the Boys Club and needy people in the McKeesport area. He is survived by his wife Heather McGowan Mayer with whom he celebrated 18 years of marriage on August 31, 2009; six children: Jessica, Joshua, Justin, Jacob, Johnna and Jordan Mayer, all at home; one brother and five sisters: Linda Ferencz of Wilmington, North Carolina, Janet Jordan of Jacksonville, Florida, Felix Mayer, Jr. of Riverside, California, Rosemary Mayer of Mc Keesport, Sandy Sovick of Ireland, and Bernadine Anchak of McKeesport; father and mother-in-law Paul and Martha McGowan of North Huntingdon; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his sister Dorothy Jean Mayer. Friends will be received 7-9 Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 Sunday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in St. Martin de Porres-Sacred Heart Cemetery, Port Vue. Memorial contributions in John's memory may be made to the Frye Funeral Home, 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
John D. Strahosky 03-13-2010 John D. Strahosky, 91, of Charleroi, (Carroll Twp.), died Saturday, March 13, 2010 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born March 3, 1919, in Donora, a son of Theodore and Anna Dugan Strahosky. Mr. Strahosky started his career at US Steel Donora Zinc Works until its closing. He then worked on Titan missiles for the US Government in Rapid City, South Dakota. He returned to the area and was employed as an electrician at US Steel Irvin Works until his retirement in 1981. While working at the steel mill, he owned and operated Johnny's Drive-In in Finleyville in the early 1950's. It was the first "custard" ice cream shop between Uniontown and Pittsburgh. He was a member of St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church in Donora. A US Army, WW II veteran with the 703rd Tank Destroyer Battalion (3rd Armor "Spearhead" Division), serving in the Normandy, Ardennes and Rhineland Campaigns. He was an avid photographer and was his company's unofficial photographer during the war. Mr. Strahosky was blessed with a long and good quality of life. He is survived by his son Thomas Strahosky of Charleroi; daughter Rosemary and husband Allen Suchko of Martinez, Georgia; grandson Michael Suchko of Houston, Texas; granddaughter Stacy and husband Ben Tanner of Grovetown, Georgia; great grandson Logan Tanner; two sisters Mary Sudor and Helen George, both of Hershey; many nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Gizella "Isabel" Thomas Strahosky who died Sept. 26, 2004; his son John J. Strahosky who died January 12, 1999; three sisters Sophia Artley, Olga Slebodnik, and Margaret Zewe and his brother William Strahosky. Friends will be received on Sunday 7-9 PM and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Stephen Wahal officiating. Committal services and entombment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the chapel by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 135 South College Street, Washington, PA 15301.
John D. Ferguson 01-22-2012 John D. Ferguson, 84, of Monongahela, died Sunday, January 22, 2012 in the Mon Valley Care Center, Monongahela. He was born October 6, 1927 in Monongahela, the son of Joseph and Elma Kerr Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson was a retired truck driver for Ashland Oil in Floreffe. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the US Airforce. He was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela, the Sutman Yohe VFW Post 1409 in Black Diamond and the Carroll Legion, James C. Ford Post 949 in Dunkirk. Mr. Ferguson enjoyed building and flying radio controlled airplanes and belonged to the Missed Approached R/C Airplane Club in Ginger Hill. He loved spending time sitting on his porch and being with his grand dogs. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary J. Appolonia Ferguson with whom he celebrated sixty years of marriage on January 19, 2012; son, Robert and wife Victoria Ferguson of Finleyville; daughter, LuAnn and husband Larry Bird of Canonsburg; grandson, Michael Vincent Ferguson; many nieces and nephews also survive. Visitations were held on Tuesday, January 24, in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., followed by a mass of Christian burial in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. James Bump as celebrant. Interment was in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mr. Ferguson's great great niece, Finley Pletcher, "For Finley's Fight To Save Her Sight." RDH12 Fund for Sight, c/o Jennifer Pletcher, 2 Apple Ridge Lane, Littleton, MA 01460.
John E. Manges 03-26-2013 John E. Manges, 78, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born February 27, 1935 in Lamberton, the son of John Eldred and Pauline Semoskey Manges. In the 1970's, John was the general manager of Rebel Manufacturing in Donora. He retired from Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela with over twenty five years of employment. John joined Co A with the Army National Guard in Monongahela and was a peacetime veteran in the US Navy. John was a member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge #455 of Monongahela and the Carroll Legion, James C. Ford Post 1409 of Dunkirk. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed camping, golfing and traveling. Survivors include his wife, Rosalie Pust Manges with whom he celebrated fifty four years of marriage on July 14, 2012; son, James M. Manges and wife Joan E. of Bellevue; grandson, James M. Manges, II and wife Ashley; granddaughter, Joslynne K. Manges; two brothers, Darwin R. Manges and wife Susan of Monongahela, James L. Manges and wife Grace of Donora; two sisters, Lois Thomas and husband William of Florida, Carolyn Pavlisak and husband Frank of Monongahela. Friends will be received on Monday, April 1, 2013 from 7-9 PM and Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and entombment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park Donora with full military honors conducted by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Legacy Fund, c/o B.P.O.Elks Lodge #455, 444-446 Jackson Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. The Mid-Mon Shipmates will conduct a Two Bell Ceremony Monday evening at 7:00 PM in the funeral home.
John F. Hooder 10-17-2008 John F. Hooder 74, of New Eagle, died October 17, 2008 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born on December 11, 1933, in Lilly, a son of the late John and Helen Doris Hooder. John was a US Army veteran serving during the Korean War and later enlisted in the Army Airforce. He retired after nineteen years as a draftsman at Comstock Engineering in Pittsburgh. He was a loving father and grandfather and will be sadly missed. He is survived by daughter Bridgett Dixon and Eric L. Gondella with whom he made his home, son Brian Hooder of Washington; four grandchildren Candi Lynn Hooder, Shawn M. and Jeremy S. Dixon and Eric L. Gondella, Jr.; great granddaughter Kaitlin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Anna Mae Mayer Hooder who died May 14, 2005. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
John F. Paulick 07-30-2009 John F. Paulick 91, of Elizabeth, (Forward Twp.), died Thursday, July 30, 2009 in the Haven Crest Nursing Home, Carroll Twp. He was born July 7, 1918, in Monongahela, a son of James and Clementine Vallo Paulick. Mr. Paulick was a US Army veteran serving during WW II. He retired after 39 years of employment at Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela and a former member of the Sunnyside Gallatin Senior Citizens Center. Mr. Paulick enjoyed horse and dog races, golfing and bingo. He is survived by his wife Marie Korch Paulick; daughter Deborah Allen, Ph.D. of Upper St. Clair; son James Paulick of Forward Twp.; granddaughter Amanda Allen and Josh Johnson; great grandson Spencer Allen-Johnson; brother Edward Paulick of Middleton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters Ann Paulick and Viola Andrick and two brothers Walter and James Paulick. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-9 PM in the Frye Fuuneral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Monday, August 3, 2009 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. John Fierro officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
John G. Plesher 05-27-2012 John George Plesher, 82, of Sioux City, Iowa, formerly of Monongahela, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012. He was born January 27, 1930 in East Monongahela, the son of Charles and Catherine Campagnola Plesher. Mr. Plesher attended school in East Monongahela and graduated from Monongahela High School in 1947. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1951 with degrees in geography and geology and later achieved a masters degree in Education Studies. He was a United States Air Force veteran serving during the Korean War. Mr. Plesher was employed at Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela. He ended his career there as foundry manager and moved to Sioux City, Iowa in 1975. He retired in 1996 as vice president of the Sioux City Foundry Company in South Sioux City, NE. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Theresa Zarr Plesher; sons, John E. (Robbin) Plesher of Suwanee, GA, David W. (Pamela) Plesher of Ardmore, OK, Peter C. (Joyce) Plesher of Omaha, NE, Daniel P. (Jan) Plesher of Sioux City, IA; daughter, Christine Plesher Connor of Cumming, GA; ten grandchildren; two great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles III, Michael and Louis Plesher; great grandson, Jakob David Blount and son-in-law, Larry Connor. Friends are invited to attend committal services on Tuesday, June 5, at 1:00 PM in the chapel at the Monongahela Cemetery with the Rev. William Terza officiating. The Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela is in charge of the arrangements.
John G. DuCarme 05-06-2012 John George DuCarme, 55, of Monongahela, died Sunday, May 6, 2012 in his home. He was born June 6, 1956 in New Eagle, the son of the late Jules L. and Isabelle Fetkenhour DuCarme. John was a truck driver for over thirty five years. He loved motorcycles, R.V.'s and his Chip, who was his life. He was a member of the Slovak Club in Monongahela and A.B.A.T.E. of Pennsylvania, Washington County Chapter. John is survived by his wife, Sandra Dee Hayden DuCarme; two sons and a daughter, Chip, Lola and Bruno DuCarme, all at home; five step children, Christal Waggoner and husband Jeremy of Monongahela, Amber Rusnak and fiance Jermaine Allen, Paul Rusnak, Jr. and wife Erika, all of New Eagle, Stephanie Clutter and husband Roger of Donora, Daniel Johnson and fiance Amanda at home; fifteen grandchildren, Amber, Andy, Angel, Ronald Jr. "L.J.", Jules, Jeremy, Koren, Austin, Cody, Zarius, Syrena, Adam, Krysandra, Gauge and Cadence; numerous great grandchildren; two sisters and two brothers, Rose DuCarme of Monongahela, Ronald DuCarme of New Eagle, Shirley DuCarme and friend Mo of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Donald DuCarme, Sr. of Monongahela; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Branch DuCarme, step daughters, Christine DuCarme and Pamela Branch, and a step son, Ronald Branch. Friends will be received on Wednesday, May 9, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 10, at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Keith Black officiating. Interment will follow in Mingo Cemetery, Finleyville.
John H. "JD" Douglas 04-27-2010 John Herbert "JD" Douglas, 55, of Monessen, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 27, 2010 in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born March 3, 1955, in New Eagle, a son of Margaret Sollosi Douglas Lehrman of New Eagle and the late Herbert Douglas who died August 26, 1979. JD was a 1974 graduate of Monongahela High School. For the past five years, he was employed by RTS Packaging in Charleroi. JD was a fishing enthusiast, loved spending time on the computer, shooting pool, watching the Pittsburgh Penguins and was a reliable source of automotive knowledge. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife JoAnn Schock Douglas with whom he celebrated sixteen years of marriage on July 24, 2009; son David Douglas of Canonsburg; daughter Apryl Douglas of Washington; and two sisters Margaret Nelson and Janice Douglas, both of Monongahela. Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
John J. Ross 01-10-2013 John J. Ross, 85, of Belle Vernon, formerly of Monongahela, died Thursday, January 10, 2013 in his home. He was born August 14, 1927 in Forward Township, the son of James Ross and Lloyd and Susan Revetta Ross Coulter. Mr. Ross attended Monongahela High School. When he was a junior, he left school to join the US Navy (Seabee's). He served during WW II in the Pacific Theater in 1945 and 1946. Upon returning home, he went to the Pittsburgh Academy, where he received his high school diploma. He then furthered his education and graduated from California State College with a bachelor of science degree in education and a masters degree in education and administration from West Virginia University. Mr. Ross started teaching elementary grades in the Gastonville school and then became principal of Gastonville and Elrama schools. He was promoted to the main office, serving as director of education facilities, in charge of building and grounds. He drew up the plans for the transportation system and set up the attendance lines for the seven districts that were joined together to form the Ringgold school district. Later he became assistant superintendent and also served as acting superintendent for sixteen months until his retirement in1982. Mr. Ross was highly thought of by the teachers, students and employees in the district. He loved Ringgold and worked hard to make sure everyone was treated fair and got what they deserved. Mr. Ross was a member of True Vine Anglican Church and the Sutman Yohe VFW Post 1409, both of Monongahela, the Pennsylvania Association of Retired Teachers and the Washington County Education Association. He was a lifetime member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge #455 of Monongahela and the Monongahela Valley Country Club until he left for health reasons. Mr. Ross was an avid golfer and enjoyed making and repairing golf clubs. He liked to hunt, fish, spend time in his vegetable garden and also enjoyed canning. After retirement, he and his wife, Shirley spent time traveling throughout the states and abroad. For the last twenty eight years, they have spent their winters in Florida. He is the loving husband of Shirley Scott Ross with whom he celebrated fifty seven years of marriage on August 20, 2012; beloved father of Scott and wife Donna Ross of Scott Twp., Sherry Ross of Charleroi; beloved grandfather of Justin, Scott and Gina Ross; loving brother of Carmel DeLattre of Belle Vernon, Gloria Grant of New Eagle, Donna and husband Chas Lengyel of Monongahela, James Ross of Charleroi, Jack and wife Anita Coulter of Monongahela; loving grand dog, Hershey; many nieces and nephews also survive. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 1-8 pm in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Those attending the funeral service on Monday, January 14, 2013, are asked to meet at True Vine Anglican Church, 700 E. Main Street, Monongahela for the funeral service that will begin at 12:30 pm with the Rev. John Fierro officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
John M. Painter, Sr. 02-15-2014 John M. Painter, Sr., 60, of Donora, died Saturday, February 15, 2014 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born April 2, 1953 in Charleroi, the son of Thomas Ashbaugh, Sr. who died in 2011 and Catherine Painter Ashbaugh who died in 1988. John was formerly employed at Wall Firma in Monongahela and Canestrale Environmental in Monessen. He was a member of the Mon Valley Jednota Bowling League and enjoyed playing darts, fishing and hunting. He is survived by his wife of thirty two years, Faye Huweart Painter; two daughters, Denise Ross and husband Scott of Perryopolis, Cindy Painter of Charleroi; four sons, John Painter, Jr. and wife Sandy of Charleroi, Chris Painter of Monongahela, Michael Painter of Donora, Matthew Painter of Monongahela; twelve grandchildren; one great grandson; brother, Thomas Ashbaugh, Jr. and wife Jackie of Washington; three sisters, Angie Bradshaw and Melinda Ashbaugh, both of Donora, Lou Ann Kokoska and husband Scott of Monessen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Ariel Painter who died in 1996. Friends will be received on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Doug Quail officiating. Interment will follow in Fells Cemetery, Fellsburg.
John P. Goryl 11-27-2009 John Patrick Goryl, 57, of Donora, formerly of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Friday, November 27, 2009. He was born September 28, 1952 in New Eagle, a son of the late Mary Kovich Goryl and John Henry Goryl who survives and resides in Brownsville. John was a Ringgold High School graduate, class of 1970 and a former employee of Chemco Equipment Company in Monongahela where he worked for the last ten years. He was a peacetime veteran serving in the US Army. His memberships include St. Anthonys Church in Monongahela, the Carroll Legion Post 949 in Dunkirk and the Croation Club in Donora. He liked to spend his time riding his Harley, golfing and just hanging out at home finding all sorts of things to do. He is survived by his wife Kimberly A. Short Goryl whom he celebrated four years of marriage on April 8, 2009; his son Adam Goryl and his girlfriend Jacquie Swoger of West Mifflin; his daughter Gracie Goryl at home; and his step son Justin Kon and his girlfriend Melissa Drop of South Park. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 on Tuesday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Schollaert officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park where full military honors will be accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad.
John Raymond Mellor 10-24-2012 John Raymond Mellor, 75, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Monongahela, died Wednesday, October 24, 2012 in his home. He was born April 18, 1937 in Monongahela, the son of Edward and Marjorie Wilson Mellor. Mr. Mellor retired from ConRail after forty three years of employment. He was a US Army veteran and a member of the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Janice Morgan Mellor with whom he celebrated forty three years of marriage on August 9, 2012; daughter, Kimberly Jeanne Mellor and fiance' Robert Bird of Warrenton, VA; two sisters, Blanche Losey and husband Ralph of Belle Vernon, Martha Mucci and husband Orlando of Monongahela; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Edward, Ronald, William "Speed" and James Mellor and four sisters, Marjorie Mellor, Olive Galloway, Sarah "Sally" Pacini and Lillian Sleighter. Friends will be received Friday, October 26, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 27, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Eric Hertzog officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Joseph Cichy 07-05-2009 Joseph Cichy, 92, of West Mifflin, formerly of West Newton and Donora, died Sunday, July 5, 2009, in his home. He was born March 15, 1917 in Braddock, a son of John and Elizabeth Katlink Cichy. Mr. Cichy was a member of St. Dominic's Church in Donora, and was retired from US Steel Irvin Works, where he had been employed for over 40 years. He enjoyed spending his time with his grand and great grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Anne Trubalis Cichy, with whom he celebrated 70 years of marriage on October 15, 2008, son Dennis Cichy and his wife Liz, of New Eagle; two granddaughters Denise and her husband Dennis Stewart, and Tracy and her husband Gene Rozzi, and five great grandchildren: Brian, Melissa, and Angela Stewart, and Marco and Sophia Rozzi. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Tony Cichy. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 1-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 AM in St. Dominic's Church, with the Rev. Pierre Falkenhan, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.
Joseph Ferrante 03-26-2009 Joseph Ferrante 81, of Monongahela, (Carroll Twp.), died March 26, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born December 18, 1927, in Monongahela, a son of Guestine and Anna Dipaulitto (Ferrando) Ferrante. Mr. Ferrante was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1945 and a 1951 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Business School. He was a peacetime veteran serving in the US Navy and a member of St. Anthonys Catholic Church in Monongahela. Mr. Ferrante retired after 34 years of employment from US Steel, Clairton Works. His family was his life, especially the love and care that he gave to his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Shirley Wolfe Ferrante with whom he celebrated 54 years of marriage on May 28, 2008, two sons Thomas Ferrante and wife Patricia of Sarver, David Ferrante and fiance' Rose Duda of Carroll Twp.; five grandchildren Lisa and husband Dan Ryddell, Thomas J. Ferrante, Shana and Alexis Ferrante and Jacob Duda; two great grandchildren: twins Cailyn and Brayden Ryddell; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters Marguerite Lipchey, Marion Carter and Norma Venturini. Friends will be received on Friday from 1-4 and 6-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held in St. Anthonys Church on Saturday at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Joseph Feltz, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthonys Church, 225 Park Avenue, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Joseph Mautino 04-23-2010 Joseph Mautino, 96, of Monongahela (Valley Inn), went to be with his Lord and Savior and his beloved wife, Irene Annie (Wakefield) on Friday, April 23, 2010 at his home. Born the eldest son in Castellamonte, Italy on January 1, 1914 to Vincenso and Elisabetta (Magario) Mautino, he immigrated to the United States in the early 1920's, passing through Ellis Island to his new home in Herminie. Joseph worked in the area coal mines until the 1940's. In 1941, after a mine accident at the Coverdale mine in Bethel Park, Joseph quit the mines. He started an apprenticeship as a machinist at the Liggett Spring and Axle plant in East Monongahela. While working there, he was turning out 55 mm cannon shells for war production and WW II. After the war, he went to work as a machinist at the new Irvin Works plant in West Mifflin. He retired from Irvin Works in 1975 after suffering a broken back in an auto accident. Joe was a self taught machinist and carpenter, building his home in Valley Inn in 1945-46. He loved to turn out exquisite furniture and carvings in his basement workshop. He was the "go to" person in the area for any home addition and improvement. An avid sportsperson, he loved to hunt and fish, which he taught to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also loved vegetable and flower gardening. Joseph was a founding and lifetime member of the Valley Inn Fire Department, where he was very active, especially with their fish fry's. He also was a Boy Scout leader for several years and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Monongahela. He and his wife traveled to Provo, Utah in 1973 to be endowed and sealed to each other. They both were very active in their church and loved the Lord. Along with his love of church and community, his first love remained his large family to which he passed along his love of life, compassion for others and strong faith. Married to Irene Annie (Wakefield) in 1935, they had five children. The firstborn, JoAnne Marie died in infancy. Their second daughter Carol Jean died of cancer in 1983. Surviving children are: Thomas Dale (Lois) Mautino, Sr. of Valley Inn, Rose Marie (Jimmy) Clay of Rockmart, Georgia, Vincent Larry (Judy) Mautino of Colorado Springs, Colorado; fourteen grandchildren: Roberta Jean Foster, Joseph Kerry (Debbie) Foster, Robert Anthony (Judy) Foster, Audrey Louise Wones, Thomas Dale Mautino Jr., Carol Ann Debardinis, Joseph Patrick Flint, Jerry Allen (Sarah) Flint, JoAnne Marie (Ken) McNulty, Sterling (Alice) Clay, Tina Ann (Jerry) Gibson, Brookie (Mark) Keener, Michael Vincent (Sharon) Mautino, and Diane Marie Young; twenty eight great grandchildren; ten great great grandchildren; sister Hilda Horvath of Herminie; brother Aldo (Anna Mae) Mautino of Stuart, Florida; son-in-law Charles (Sandy Davis) Sanders of Roscoe. In addition to his parents, and daughters, he was preceded in death by his wife Irene Annie (Wakefield) Mautino who died Dec. 22, 2008, and his sister and brother-in-law Gina and Fred Brock .Friends will be received Wednesday 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held Thursday at 11:00 AM with Bishop Scott Frederick officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Inn Volunteer Fire Department, 810 Dry Run Road, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Joseph Tessi 11-24-2008 Joseph Tessi 78, of Monongahela, (Victory Hill), died November 24, 2008 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born March 3, 1930, in New Eagle, a son of the late Anthony and Evelyn Montana Tessi. Mr. Tessi was a US Marine Corps veteran serving during the Korean War. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and was employed at Irwins Dairy in Ginger Hill. He later retired from the West Elizabeth Lumber Company. One of his greatest passions was his love of animals. He is survived by two daughters Tammy Tessi of Belle Vernon, Jill Sperry and husband James of Monongahela, son Joseph D. Tessi of McKeesport; sister Amber Morelli of New Eagle. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Arlene Tessi. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 10-11 AM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held at 11:00 AM with Rev. Jeff Edwards officiating. Interment will take place in Monongahela Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in Mr. Tessi's memory may be made to Washington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330.
Joseph Bercik 10-07-2009 Joseph Bercik, 90, of Elrama, died Wednesday, October 7, 2009 in the Mon Valley Care Center. He was born on February 12, 1919, in Clairton, a son of the late Mike and Mary Magulak Bercik. Mr. Bercik was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Elrama. He was a US Army Airforce Veteran, having served in WW II as a Staff Sargent in the European and Pacific Theaters. He retired in 1981 from US Steel Clairton Works after 41 years employment. He is survived by a sister, Helen Conway of Brentwood, and three nephews and two nieces, James and his wife Mary Jane Gagliardi of Monongahela, Fred and his wife Marcia Bercik of Charleroi, Fr. G. Michael Bercik, OFM of Boston, MA, Kathryn and her husband Elmer Flament of Charleroi, Milbrey and her husband Thomas Campbell of Murfreesboro, TN, several other nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Julia Mutchler Bercik, four brothers and two sisters. Friends will be received 7-9 Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 Sunday in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday at 10:00 AM in St. Isaac Jogues Church, Elrama, with the Rev. Robert Boyle, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Joseph "Matt" Neidermeyer 02-12-2010 Joseph "Matt" Neidermeyer, 80, of Monongahela, died Friday, February 12, 2010 in Sunrise Assisted Living, Pittsburgh. He was born July 1, 1929, in New Eagle, a son of Rudolph and Rhoda Spachtholz Neidermeyer and step son of Mary Deigan Neidermeyer Matt attended Monongahela High School and was a US Army veteran where he served during the Korean War. From 1947 until his retirement in 1987, he was employed as an engineer at Monessen Southwestern Railroad. While working at the railroad, he was also an airbrake instructor. Matt was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his daughter Shelley and her husband Frank King of Mt. Lebanon, his son Eric M. and his wife Ana Neidermeyer of Glen Allen, Virginia; five grandchildren Amber, Matthew, Lisa, Joseph M. II and Cierra, a great granddaughter Nevaeh Rosalyn, and his sister Debbie and her husband Gary Lenzi of Carroll Twp. In addition to his parents and step mother, he was preceded in death by his wife Roslyn Sternat Neidermeyer who died June 17, 2009; his son Joseph E. Neidermeyer who died October 30, 2006; three brothers Rudolph Jr., John and Albert Neidermeyer and his sister Marjorie Burnworth. Friends will be received 2-9 PM Sunday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held at Transfiguration Church on Monday at 9:30 AM with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial contributions may be made to Transfiguration School, Father Leger Memorial Fund, 731 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Joseph A. Putnak 05-21-2009 Joseph A. Putnak, 87, of Monongahela, died Thursday, May 21, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. Joe was born in Gallatin on April 29, 1922, the first child of Joseph and Mary Doctor Putnak. He moved with his family to Monongahela when he was six years old and then a few years later, they moved to Monessen where he helped out in his father's grocery store. He graduated from Monessen High School in 1940 and was inducted into the Army in 1942. During WW II, he served with the 4th and the 83rd Combat Infantry Divisions from July 1944 until July 1945, fighting in numerous campaigns including the Normandy Invasion, the Battle of the Hurtgen Forrest and the Battle of the Bulge, earning five Bronze Stars. On May 23, 1949, he married the love of his life Geraldine Karabin. While raising a family, he worked at the US Steel Clairton Works and started Joe's Electric Eel Service. He retired from US Steel in 1985 and was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. In addition to his wife Gerry, he is survived by six children: Patricia, Penelope and Mary of Monongahela, Robert of Silver Spring, Maryland, John of Ft. Huachuca, Arizona and Thomas of Hurricane, Utah; two brothers: Jack of Charleroi and Robert of Monongahela and one sister Rita Kusenko of Finleyville. Private services and inurnment will be conducted in Arlington National Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia.
Joseph E. Anthony 11-03-2010 Joseph Emery Anthony, 47, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Wednesday, November 3, 2010. He was born April 11, 1963 in New Eagle, the son of Betty Fedak Anthony of Monongahela and the late Robert A. Anthony. Joe was a 1981 graduate of Ringgold High School and an avid sportsman. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter and son, Fawn and Jerrod Anthony of Jefferson Hills; brother, Robert M. and wife Diane Anthony, sisters, Marsha and husband Richard Bartman and Sharon and husband Wesley Rippel, all of New Eagle; two nephews, three neices and an aunt also survive. Friends will be received on Friday from 6-9 pm in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela.
Joseph F. Staffen 09-07-2010 Joseph F.Staffen, 83, of Forward Township, Monongahela, died Tuesday, September 7, 2010. He was born December 8, 1926 in Forward Twp., the son of the late John and Ora Mae Hobaugh Staffen. Joseph was a US Army veteran having served in Italy during WW II. He was a retired crane operator with 36 years of service from J&L Steel in Hazelwood. Joseph was a member of the River Hill Church of Christ and the Sutman Yohe VFW Post 1409 in Black Diamond. He had a love for hunting, fishing and gardening, but his biggest love is his wife Dolores "Babe" Maxymczak Staffen with whom he celebrated 51 years of marriage on June 6, 2010. In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by two sons, Joseph D. and wife Pam Staffen of Lewis Center, Ohio, and Frank Staffen of Monongahela; two grandchildren, Dana and Mark Staffen, both of Lewis Center, Ohio. Joseph completes the family circle as he joins his brothers, John F. Staffen III, James Staffen, and sisters Bertha Staffen, Martha "Dolly" Hamilton and Louise Cain. Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Paul Eisaman and Rev. Lgene Bonnell, co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad.
Joseph Francis Sutherland 09-25-2011 Joseph Francis Sutherland, 83 of Gibsonia, formerly of Monongahela, died Sunday, September 25, 2011 at the St. Barnabas Nursing Home in Gibsonia. He was born October 10, 1927 in Monessen, a son of the late Joseph and Florence Schuller Sutherland. Mr. Sutherland was a 1947 graduate of Monongahela High School and had attended West Virginia University. He was a US Navy veteran serving during WW II from 1945 to 1947. He was employed at US Steel, Irvin Works as an electronics repairman, retiring in 1989 after 38 years of service. He was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (formerly Transfiguration Church) in Monongahela. Mr. Sutherland loved to fish and travel. He is survived by three children, Maria Kowalski and her husband Steve of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, Amy Roscoe and her husband Tim of Cranberry Twp., and Joe Sutherland and his wife Janet of San Jose, CA; two grandchildren, Susie Roscoe and Joey Sutherland; sister, Phyllis Koehler and her husband Hoby of Mt. Pleasant and brother, Clyde Sutherland and his wife Betty of Monongahela; many nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret "Peggy" Cantini Sutherland, whom he married on May 21, 1960. Friends will be received on Wednesday, September 28, from 6-8 PM and Thursday, September 29, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church, on Friday, September 30, at 10:00 AM with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and entombment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, 5850 Meridian Road, Gibsonia, PA, 15044.
Joseph Gerald "Jerry" Power 10-26-2009 Joseph Gerald "Jerry" Power, 72, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Monday, October 26, 2009 in Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born November 10, 1936, in New Eagle, a son of the late Joseph M. and Zelda Marie Tinley Power. Jerry was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1955. He was retired from the Equitable Gas Company in Ginger Hill and was a US Army veteran. His memberships include the Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church, Victory Hill Gun Club, B.P.O. Elks Lodge #455, Henry M. Phillips Lodge 337 F&AM, all of Monongahela, American Legion Post 976 in Crosby and a former member of the Monongahela Volunteer Fire Department. Jerry enjoyed trap shooting, hunting, fishing and most of all loved life. He is survived by three children Amy Power Grove and husband Donald of Monongahela, Ronald Power and wife Martha of Morgantown, West Virgina, Lynn Sperandio and husband John of Monessen; nine grandchildren Tabitha Grove Talbott and husband Ralph, Dawn Grove Galloway and husband Mike, Christina Grove, Ashley Grove Wood and husband Jonathan, Mary, Joseph and Sarah Power, Emily Grove, Amanda Grace Sperandio; three great grandchildren Ryder Talbott, Jassamyn and Michael Galloway; sister Virginia Wagner and husband Charles of Charleroi; many nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Sally Fisher Power who died April 27, 2001 and his brother Dale Tinley Power. Friends will be received 2-4 and 6-9 Wednesday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Thursday, at noon with the Rev. Gordon Ray officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial contributions may be made to the Victory Hill Gun Club Inc., c/o Tom Pandrock, 65 Walnut Ridge Road, Charleroi, PA 15022. The Henry M. Phillips Lodge 337 F&AM will conduct services Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm in the funeral home.
Joseph J. Benney 04-20-2009 Joseph J. Benney, 83, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Monday, April 20, 2009, in his home. He was born December 5, 1925 in Saint Benedict, a son of the late Benjamin and Kathryn DellaVelle Benemati. Mr. Benney was a Sgt. with the US Marine Corps. serving during WW II in the Pacific Theater with the 8th Marine Machine Gun Platoon. He retired as a foreman from the Mathies Coal Company, Thomas Portal where he was employed for over thirty years. After retirement, he was a bartender at the Hilltop Bar in Monongahela. for several years. Mr. Benney was a member of St. Anthonys Church and its morning mass group, the Mon Valley Leathernecks, American Legion Frank Downer Post #302, Knights of Columbus Edwin Kaczmarek Council #2600 where he was a 3rd degree knight, and a life member of the BPO Elks Lodge #455, all of Monongahela, the New Eagle AARP and the VFW St. Benedict Post #7783. Mr. Benney enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening and hunting. He is survived by a son, Joseph Paul and his wife Linda Benney of Monongahela, daughter, Barbara Ann and her husband Lance Leyda of Vanderbilt, and a son, David James and his wife Mary Beth Benney of Dublin, Ohio, daughter-in-law, Carla Cottrill Benney of Gastonville; seven grandchildren, Aaron Joseph Benney and his wife Tracy, Lauren Brianne Benney, and her fianc Joseph Muntan, Heather Marie Leyda, Justin Cottrill, Albert Benjamin, Stephanie Anne and Vanessa Celine Benney, sister, Lucille Zeletski of Monongahela, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores A. Shank Benney on October 7, 1992, a son, Ronald Matthew Benney on June 14, 2006, two brothers, Arthur Beno J. Benny in November 1997, and Benjamin Benney, Jr., in June 1990, and a special friend, Gladys V. Sholtis, on July 8, 2008. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 7-9, and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at 10:00AM in St. Anthonys Church with the Rev. Joseph Feltz, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela, with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Leathernecks. Memorial contributions may be made to Toys for Tots, c/o Wally Fronzaligo, 204 Brokaw Ave., Donora, PA 15033 or to St. Anthonys Church Memorial Fund, 225 Park Avenue, Monongahela, PA 15063. The BPOElks Lodge #455 will conduct services on Thursday at 7:15 PM and the Knights of Columbus Council #2600 at 7:30 pm, both in the funeral home.
Joseph Urli Frye 07-09-2012 Joseph Urli Frye, 71, of Monongahela, passed away Monday, July 9, 2012 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born October 22, 1940 in New Eagle, a son of the late Lawrence V. and Mary Urli Frye. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Fran Caruso Frye; two sisters, Anna Mary and Faye Frye, both of Monongahela. In addition, he is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Margie and Stan Pankiewicz of Charleroi and nephews David and Ryan. Shortly after graduating from Waynesburg College with a degree in business administration, he founded Frye Construction, which has grown to include Frye Restoration and FCI Associates. As president of Frye Restoration, Inc. and Frye Home Center in Monongahela, Mr. Frye has presented at international conventions for the National Institute of Disaster Restorers which he served as a board member. He extended his building expertise into the community with membership in MIDA, National Association of Homebuilders, and Washington County Redevelopment Authority. He was also honored as Monongahela Citizen of the Year in 1985. Mr. Frye shared his skills in fiduciary responsibility and church restoration management as a board trustee member and past-president to the Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church. He also enjoyed being a Sunday school teacher at First United Methodist Church in Monongahela where he was a life-time member. Mr. Frye served the Monongahela Valley Hospital and its predecessor health care systems since 1968. He was elected chairman of the Mon-Vale Board in November 1985 and served until 1991 when he was elected chairman of the Hospital's Board of Trustees. When his term as chairman of the Board of Trustees expired in 1996, he provided insight and guidance to the health care system by remaining a member of both boards until his death. Mr. Frye's many contributions to the health system were recognized with Dimensions in Leadership awards, which are the highest form of recognition that the hospital bestows upon distinguished members of the community. In 1988, he was the first recipient of the Gibbons Award for Dimensions in Community Service and in 1997 his dedication to the board was recognized with the Pallone Award for Dimensions in Board Leadership. His leadership extended beyond the hospital and church as he also served on the boards of the First Federal Savings Bank of Monessen and Monongahela Cemetery. Friends will be received on Wednesday, July 11 from 6-8 pm and Thursday, July 12 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 13 at 11:00 am in the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ronald Fleming officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery with military rites accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 430 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to Mon-Vale Health Resources (Monongahela Valley Hospital), 1163 Country Club Road, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Joseph Wesley Langendorf 09-12-2008 Joseph Wesley Langendorf, 98, of Monongahela died Friday, September 12, 2008 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born December 16, 1909 in Monongahela, a son of J. Melchoir and Susan Wilson Langendorf. Mr. Langendorf was a retired engineer with the Pennsylvania Railroad after 40 years of service. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Independent Order of Oddfellows. He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Stella Moore Langendorf; his daughter Nancy Lee Fedorchak of Broadview Heights, Ohio; three grandchildren: Joseph Victor Fedorchak, Ann Marie Haslop and Shelly Marie Goering; and two great grandchildren: Douglas and William Goering. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Josephine T. Peake 05-08-2010 Josephine Theresa Peake, 80, of Charleroi, (Fallowfield Township), died Saturday, May 8, 2010 in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born February 12, 1930 in Fallowfield Township, a daughter of Peter and Anna Muzika Zynosky. In her younger years, Josephine was employed as a telephone operator at the Bell Telephone Company in Charleroi. She was a member of Mary Mother of the Church in Charleroi. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, visiting the Amish country, shopping and her flower garden. She is survived by her daughter Cathy and husband Jim Horrell of Belle Vernon; four grandchildren: Brandon and wife Michelle Ziskind, Shelby Ziskind, Jason and Josh Peake; step grandson Jimmy Horrell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Thomas F. Peake who died January 14, 2006, her daughter Cindy Hazuka who died June 28, 2006, her son Allan Peake who died December 25, 2001, four brothers, Joseph, Chester, Ziggy and Frank Zynosky, four sisters, Stella McCloud, Mary Curka, Florence Welsh and Nellie Krause. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 3-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where a blessing service will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM with the Rev. George Chortos officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.
Jovena Ann DiLullo 03-07-2010 Jovena Ann DiLullo, 90, of Monongahela, formerly of Charleroi, died Sunday, March 7, 2010 in Kenric Manor, Donora. She was born February 23, 1920 in Montenerodomo, Italy, a daughter of Angelo and Rosalinda Carozza DeFrancesco. After immigrating to the Unites States, Mrs. DiLullo's family settled in Marianna, where she grew up and graduated high school. After school, she married and made her home in Charleroi. She was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. She is survived by a son Angelo and wife Pat DiLullo of Jacksonville, Florida; daughter Mary and husband Kenneth Winiecki of Amherst, New Hampshire; six grandchildren: Kenneth Winiecki Jr. of Laurel, Maryland, Jessica Winiecki of Lawrence, Mass., Marc and wife Elizabeth Winiecki of Jaffrey, New Hampshire, Christopher, Elisa and Mathew DiLullo, all of Jacksonville, Florida; six great grandchildren: Sigmund, Henry and Margaret Winiecki, Jacob, Natalie and Dominic DiLullo; brother Frank DeFrancesco, Sr. of Charleroi; sister-in-law Margaret DeFrancesco of Waynesburg; seven nephews and one niece also survive. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Achille "Alex" G. DiLullo and two brothers Justino and Carlo DeFrancesco. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 4-9 in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal service and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.
Joyce Anne DeAugustine 09-11-2012 Joyce Anne Fine DeAugustine, 56, of Donora, died unexpectedly Tuesday, September 11, 2012 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born January 29, 1956 in New Eagle, the daughter of the late Russell Alvin Fine who died February 14, 1999 and Eva Joan Prosser Fine who died May 22, 2004. Joyce was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School, class of 1974. She was a loving and caring mother, who enjoyed cooking and watching the Steelers. Joyce was the life of a party, always finding the right words to say to make everyone smile. She is survived by John Yusko of Belle Vernon, with whom she shared fifteen wonderful years; her daughter, Kathleen Ross and her husband Harry of Forward Twp., two sons, Louis DeAugustine of McKeesport and Erik Jones at home; four grandchildren, Savannah, Gage, Caden, and Skyler; two brothers, Allen Fine and his wife Linda of Greensburg, Russell Fine and his wife Brenda of Waynesburg; two sisters, Cindy Cialone and her husband Tony of Monongahela, Karen Bianchi and her husband Keith of Bentleyville; 10 nieces and nephews and 9 great nieces and nephews also survive. Friends will be received on Friday, September 14, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Saturday, September 15, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. Memorial contributions may be made to the Intermediate Unit 1 Educational Campus at Laboratory, 99 Manse St., Washington, PA 15301.
Juanita J. Subasick 05-06-2009 Juanita Joyce Subasick, 68 of New Eagle and Monongahela (Forward Twp.), died Wednesday, May 06, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born August 23, 1940 in New Eagle, a daughter of Charles and Mildred Smail Rice. Mrs. Subasick retired from Pro Cleaners in McMurray. She enjoyed spending her time doing jigsaw puzzles and playing the slot machines in Wheeling, West Virginia. She is survived by her husband Carl T. Subasick with whom she celebrated 48 years of marriage on August 20, 2008; two daughters Barb and her husband Frank Werner of Monongahela and Audra and her husband Randy Bobbs of Greenock; four grandchildren: Frankie and Samantha Werner, and Joshua and Jesse Bobbs; two brothers Jim and his wife Helen Rice, Sam and his wife Belinda Rice and three sisters Arbutis "Sis" Himich, Ruth Ann and her husband Bo Gregg and Alice Burgan, all of New Eagle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Charles "Jr." Rice. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Bruce Moses officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Monongahela. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Riverview Baptist Church in New Eagle.
Judy Rose Loughman 08-02-2011 Judy Rose Loughman, 73, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, August 2, 2011, in her home. She was born May 15, 1938 in Monongahela, a daughter of the late George and Virginia McClure Bindi. Judy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela, where she served as a deacon. She was formerly the executive director of the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce, and president of the Monongahela Area Revitalization Committee (MARC). She was also a great female entraprnour, having started the first day care centers in downtown Pittsburgh in the late 1970's. Surviving are a daughter, Danielle and her husband Jim Price of Fredericktown, one grandson, Nick Price, brother, James Bindi of Monongahela, and two sisters, Genie Lee of Long Beach, CA, and Pamela Walsh, of NC. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, August 6 at 4:00PM in Chess Park, West Main Street, Monongahela with the Rev. James B. Bailey officiating. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family has asked donation to be made to the Monongahela Area Revitalization Committee (MARC), 797 East Railroad St., Monongahela, PA 15063, or to the Pet Search Animal Rescue of Washington, P.O. Box 1653, Washington, PA 15301.
Julia Bardi Appolonia 06-18-2012 Julia Bardi Appolonia, 88, of Monongahela, died Monday, June 18, 2012 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born February 25, 1924 in Manown, the daughter of Julio and Thresa Piscitelli Bardi. Julia graduated with honors from Monongahela High School, class of 1942. While in school, she was the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution award. She was a member of the former Monongahela Turners where she was an active gymnast. Following high school, she was employed as a secretary at Monongahela Iron and Metal. After she raised her family, Julia worked at Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela until her retirement. She was a member of the Monongahela YMCA where she enjoyed swimming and water aerobics. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthonys Church in Monongahela and it's Altar Rosary-Christian Mothers. Julia was content to stay at home and entertain her family and friends. She is the beloved mother of Joett Fritch and husband Gary of Charleroi, Philip Appolonia and wife Susan of Sarasota, FL, Denise Kalan and husband Jules of Monongahela; loving grandmother of Jessica Fritch, Philip Appolonia Jr., Charlie Fritch; and sister of Hugo Bardi of Belle Vernon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Philip J. Appolonia who died April 3, 1965 and two brothers, John and Louis Bardi. Friends will be received on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 from 2-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A blessing service will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 9:30 AM followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthonys Church with Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Any contributions in Julia's name will be put towards a leaf on the Memorial Tree at the Monongahela YMCA.
Juliana Todd 04-09-2013 Juliana Todd, 90, of Donora, formerly of Finleyville, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Kenric Manor. She was born March 6, 1923 in Elrama, the daughter of the late Vincent and Dora Burkhart Ellsworth. In her younger years, Mrs. Todd was a taxi cab driver in Virginia Beach, Virginia. As male enlistment during WW II left gaping holes in the labor force, Mrs. Todd joined other American women as "Rosie the Riveter's" in the munitions industry working at Martin's Airplane Factory in Baltimore, Maryland. During the early 70's, she and her husband Fred, worked with the Royal Crusaders, (a drum and bugle corps) in Finleyville, assisting with equipment and uniforms. She was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Elrama. Mrs. Todd was a hard worker and enjoyed traveling and painting. She is survived by her husband Frederick William Todd with whom she celebrated 66 years of marriage on May 2, 2012; son, Harry and his wife Patricia Todd of Las Vegas, NV; daughter, Deborah and her husband Thomas Simmons of Confluence; son, David Todd of Charleroi; son, Michael and his wife Becky Todd of Monongahela; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and a brother, Conrad "Boy" and his wife Shirley Ellsworth of Baltimore, MD. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Raymond Ellsworth; a sister, Margaret "Babe" Biddison; and a daughter-in-law, Amelia. Friends will be received on Friday, April 12, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM with Chaplain Jeff Riker officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.
Julie Ann Lepovich 12-25-2012 Julie Ann Lepovich, 64, of Van Voorhis, died unexpectedly Tuesday, December 25, 2012 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born September 10, 1948 in North Charleroi, the daughter of Anthony "Tony" Victor and Helen "Betty" Elizabeth McIntosh Lepovich and Jennifer P. Litwin Lepovich. Julie Ann was a 1968 graduate of Donora High School and was a member of the First Christian Church in Monongahela. She attended school three days a week at Lifesteps of Washington County in Eighty Four. She enjoyed traveling with her parents to visit family in Buffalo, New York and summer vacations in Florida. Julie looked forward to spending her Sunday's with her boyfriend Howard. She loved children, crafts, bowling, making latch hook rugs, baking (especially cookies), swimming, cleaning house, sitting on the porch drinking her coke, cook outs and family outings. Julie was special to her family and friends and will sadly be missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her sister, Mary Ann Lorenz and husband Leo with whom she made her home, brother, Anthony J. Lepovich and wife Mary of Washington; four nieces and two nephews, Theresa Dorman, Kimberly Lorenz, Leo T. Lorenz, Jr., Sherry King, Rebecca Martin, John Lepovich, Jennifer Johnson and Tony Murch; boyfriend, Howard Newman of Donora; several great nieces and nephews, aunts from Buffalo, New York and an uncle from Cleveland, Ohio also survive. Friends will be received on Friday, December 28, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Lifesteps of Washington County, 2705 Route 136, Eighty Four, PA 15330.
Julie Anne Funtal 12-14-2008 Julie Anne Funtal 37, of Finleyville, died Sunday, December 14, 2008 in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh after a seven year battle with leukemia. She was born July 11, 1971, in New Eagle, a daughter of Joanne Hengler Funtal who survives and resides in Finleyville and the late Andrew W. Funtal who died January 5, 2005. Julie was a 1989 graduate of Ringgold High School and a member of its swim team. She earned her bachelors degree in Biology from Penn State University where she was a member of the Equestrian Team and the Scuba Diving Team. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Finleyville where she was a member of its Christian Mothers, the Resurrection Choir and instrumental in organizing the Columbiettes. She was past president for the first two years that the organization began and still was a current member. Julie was formerly employed at Fisher Scientific in Robinson Twp. and a member of the McMurray Art League. She was very active in several local organizations for the fight against Leukemia and Lymphoma. For the past four years, she participated in and was also a team leader for Light the Night Walk at Heinz Field with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In addition to her mother, she is survived by four brothers: Andrew A. Funtal and wife Judy of Suwanee, Georgia, Matthew P. Funtal and wife Merry Katherine of Morehead City, North Carolina, Robert A. Funtal and wife Flora of Finleyville, Timothy E. Funtal and wife Deborah of Beallsville, six nieces and nephews: Christian Gurganius, Sarah, Hunter, Andrew, Rachael and Amber Funtal, and one great nephew Bentley Gurganius. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Friends will be received on Wednesday 7-9 and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at 10:00 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church with the Rev. Robert Boyle, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Pittsburgh. Memorial contributions in Julie’s memory may be made to the St. Francis of Assisi Building Fund, 3609 Washington Road, Finleyville, PA 15332
Julie Rose Michaux 08-05-2012 Julie Rose (Lorenz) Michaux, 70 of Van Voorhis, died Sunday, August 5, 2012 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born September 14, 1941 in Van Voorhis, a daughter of Paul T. and Julie Nickolas Lorenz. Julie volunteered countless hours of her time in helping underprivileged children in Aleppo. She was the Ellsworth Park View Pantry coordinator in conjunction with the Washington County Food Bank. Julie enjoyed crocheting afghans. She made one for all of her family and friends. She was a loving, caring mother and also enjoyed crafts, bingo and going to flea markets. She is survived by her husband, Paul Michaux with whom she celebrated forty six years of marriage on April 21, 2012; three daughters, Christine Lorenz Chornak of Charleroi, Lisa Michaux at home, Melonie Michaux Harkins and her husband Larry of Monongahela; son, Paul "Charlie" Lorenz of Speers; five grandchildren, Jordan and Jenna Chornak, Paul Ryan Lorenz, Elliot R. Knight, Harley R. Harkins; brother, Leo Lorenz and his wife Mary Ann of Van Voorhis; two sisters, Jenny Bennett of Lorain, Ohio, Joyce Baltich and her husband Brian of Fallowfield Township; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by four sisters, Shirley Ann Dryer, Paulette Lawrence, Viola Morgan and Helen Zarlino. Friends will be received on Wednesday, August 8 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Thursday, August 9, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Dr. Gerald Demarest officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.
Julio Menendez 04-29-2010 Julio Menendez, 80, of Harrisburg, formerly of Monongahela, died Thursday, April 29, 2010 in the Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg. He was born March 6, 1930 in Moundsville, West Virginia, a son of Genaro and Benigna Menendez. Julio spent the last five and a half years residing in Harrisburg. He retired with over thirty five years of employment at Business Forms Inc. in Monongahela and was a former supervisor for Fallowfield Township. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church in Monongahela and a former member of the Spanish Club in Donora. He is survived by two daughters Nancy Jane (Donald) Lowell of Harrisburg, Patricia Ann (Gary) Campesi of Boardman, Ohio; son David Julius Menendez of Monongahela; eight grandchildren: Ursula (Sean) Abbott Connolly, Jason (Annette) Abbott, Adam and Joseph Campesi, Aaron and Michael LaPresti, David Menendez, Jr. and Alaina Menendez; two great grandchildren: Jason Abbott, Jr. and Jack Connolly; brother Genaro "Bill" Menendez, Jr. of Monongahela. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Julie Kea LaPresti who died April 5, 1993 and two brothers Joseph and Henry Menendez. Friends will be received Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Bob Schaefer officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Julius A. "Jook" Bartman 03-20-2013 Julius A. "Jook" Bartman, 84, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in the Mon Valley Care Center, Monongahela. He was born January 21, 1929 in Gallatin, the son of Julius T. and Anna Crnjar Bartman. For forty years, Jook and his wife Stella owned and operated Angelo's Restaurant in Monongahela. A place where Jook loved to be with customers and friends and was famous for his delectable soups. He was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church for fifty years. A lifetime member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge #455, he played on their golf and euchre leagues. An avid outdoorsman, he and Stella enjoyed trips to their mountain home for a time to relax and fish. He loved all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He especially looked forward to attending his grandchildren's sporting events. Survivors include five sons, Timothy Bartman and wife Denise, Terrence Bartman and wife Nancy, Robert Bartman and wife Cheri, David Bartman and wife Debra, all of Monongahela, Ronald Bartman and wife Lisa of Finleyville; grandchildren, Jodi Lin Hillman and husband Ken, Crystal Bartman and fiance' Josh, Luke, Addy, Shanna, Jared, Jenna and Joe, Julia, Jillian, Alec and Chelsea Bartman, Eric and Shane Mele; great grandchildren, Alin Mor and Nolan Gray; brothers, James Bartman of Fredericktown, Gerald Bartman and wife Carol of Ohio; sister, Eleanor Kaczinsky of the state of California; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Dicesore Bartman who died November 17, 2011; his son, Randy Bartman and his grandson, Jess Bartman. Friends will be received on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 5-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Inurnment will be private in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, Landmarks Building,100 West Station Square Drive, 1st Floor, Suite 1900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
June Barskite 04-26-2013 June Barskite, "Sissy, Sisterbell, June Bug," 51, of Finleyville, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 26, 2013 at her home. She was born January 29, 1962 in New Eagle, the daughter of the late Joseph H. and Catherine Barle Barskite. June graduated from Ringgold High School, class of 1979. She then went on to graduate from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and earned her nursing degree from CCAC. She was employed for eighteen years as a registered nurse at Monongahela Valley Hospital, the Greenery and Canonsburg Hospital. June was a devoted nurse who was truly dedicated to taking care of her patients. She had a heart of gold and touched so many people in so many ways. Even when diagnosed with a devastating disease, she never wanted to quit. She continued to work until she was not able to, staying strong until the end. God blesses us with angels and June was definitely one of them. We praise and thank Jesus that June's pain and suffering did not endure. Remember her smile and that precious laugh. She was taken from us too soon. God bless Sissy. Left to cherish her are three sisters and three brothers, Frances "Honey" Weber of Washington, Joseph "Buddy" Barskite of Champion, Saundra Mellinger, Harry Barskite, Edward Barskite and companion, Crystal, all of Finleyville, Lillian and husband Daniel Rice of Sydney, Ohio; aunt, Frances Barskite Vavasori of Monongahela; five nieces and four nephews, Christopher and Catherine Weber, Kim Garrity, Missy Maize, David Mellinger, Michael Barskite, Celine, Daniel "Buddy" and Brooke Rice; numerous great nieces and nephews and cousins also survive. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Valley Inn Social Hall, Snyder Avenue and Orchard Lane, Monongahela with the Rev. Donna Schmoyer officiating. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions in June's memory may be made to the Washington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330.
June Louise Lindy 10-28-2012 Private services will be held for June Louise Robertson Lindy, 89, formerly of Monongahela who died Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Friendship Ridge in Beaver. She was born August 31, 1923 in Monongahela, the daughter of Arvi and Margaret Myers Robertson. Beloved mother of Patricia O'Barto of Glassport and Kathy Hoyle of Pittsburgh; grandmother of Stephanie Hoyle, Wendy O'Bryon, Celeste Hrehor; great grandmother of Patrick, Katee, Heaven Lee, Savana and Christopher; three nieces also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Betty Ann Robertson, Flo Cline and a brother, Arvi Robertson, Jr. Services and interment will be held in the Monongahela Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela is in charge of the arrangements.
Junior Lee Taylor 03-14-2010 Private services were held for Junior Lee Taylor, 83, of Monongahela, formerly of Forward Township, who died Sunday, March 14, 2010 in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born January 1, 1927, in Pulaski, Virginia, a son of Estel and Sarah Wright Taylor. Mr. Taylor was formerly employed by Grief Brothers in New Eagle and Liggett Spring and Axle Company in East Monongahela. He retired from Bailey's Janitorial Service in Donora. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during WW II. He enjoyed the Pirates, talking politics and feeding the ducks at Monongahela's aquatorium. He is survived by three sons Larry and wife Ida Mae Taylor of New Eagle, Chris and wife Marilynn Taylor of Finleyville, Kelly and wife Cathy Taylor of Monessen; four grandchildren: Kim Honsaker, Lee Taylor, Gregory Cunningham and Candice Taylor; three great grandchildren: Lauren and Justin Taylor and Kaeley Honsaker; brother Clarence Taylor of Pulaski, Virginia; five sisters Lucille Thomas of Pulaski, Virginia, Hazel Walker of Troutvill, Virginia, Sadie Walker of Beckley, West Virginia, Mary Hall of Dover, Delaware and Betty Friddle of Reidville, North Carolina. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Bessie Jones Taylor who died July 28, 2002 and two brothers Garnet and Ernest Taylor. The family suggests memorial contributions in Mr. Taylor's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society of Washington County, 135 South College Street, Washington, PA 15301. The Frye Funeral Home Inc., was in charge of the arrangements.
Karen Louise Massari 02-06-2013 Karen Louise Massari, 70, of Monongahela, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at home with her family by her side. She was born March 12, 1942 in New Eagle, the daughter of Louis and Mary Rose Chile Pianetti, Sr. Karen graduated in 1960 from Monongahela High School. After high school, she attended Robert Morris Business School. During the 1960's, she was employed at Metropolitan Life Insurance in Monongahela as an office supervisor. Karen and her husband Frank were retail grocery owners for thirty years. Together they owned and operated Mt. Oliver Foodland, Duquesne Save-A-Lot and Bethel Park Foodland. Karen enjoyed traveling, dancing, bowling and gardening. She also worked on her class reunion committee for the class of 1960. Karen was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Church-St. Anthonys in Monongahela. She is survived by her husband of forty six years, Frank "Shine" Massari; two daughters, Kathleen Lynn Slivan and husband James of Jefferson Hills, Lisa Antoinette Massari-Wilson and husband Kenneth of Monongahela; son, Frank Louis Massari and wife Stefanie of Finleyville; two beloved granddaughters, Sofia Elisabeth Slivan and Mia Louise Wilson; brother, Louis Pianetti Jr. and wife Sandy of Murrysville; sister-in-law, Shirley Massari of Monongahela; nieces and nephews, Jonathan and wife Bree Pianetti and son Mason Louis of Utah, Andrew and Alaina Pianetti of Murrysville, Anthony and wife Lexie Massari and their children, Jordan, Lacey and Alex Massari, all of Monongahela. Karen will be sadly missed by Vito, Remmi, Chloe, Vinny, Lily, relatives and dear friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her baby sister, Kathleen Rose Pianetti and brother-in-law, Anthony "Moe" Massari. At Karen's request, visitations and a mass of Christian burial were private and handled by the Frye Funeral Home Inc. Interment was in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330 or to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Katherine M. Crompton 11-01-2011 Private services were held for Katherine M. Crompton, 80, of Columbus, formerly of New Eagle, died Tuesday, November 1, 2011 in Echo Manor, Pickerington, Ohio. She was born April 5, 1931 in Finleyville, the daughter of James and Anna Meherman Devore. Mrs. Crompton resided in Ohio for the past eight years. While she lived here, she was a member of Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church in Monongahela and was very active, along with her husband Don, at the Hoot Owls Athletic Association in New Eagle. She is survived by two sons, Brian and wife Anna Crompton of Sunbury, Ohio, Brett and wife Beth Crompton of Gahanna, Ohio; four grandchildren, Emily Crompton, Danielle Gangloff, Sherri Nash and Kirby Grines; two great grandchildren, Isaac and Mason Nauman; brother, George "Doc" and wife Stella Devore; and a sister, Mildred Shearer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. "Cramps" Crompton who died Feb. 5, 2002 and a brother, James Devore. Visitations and funeral services were on Friday at 1:00 pm in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela with the Rev. Bob Schaefer officiating. Interment was in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Kathleen Bowden Salminen 02-28-2013 Kathleen Bowden Salminen, 86, better known as "Bunny" or sometimes "Kay," of Carroll Township, died suddenly from a heart attack on Monday, January 28, 2013. Born (February 9, 1926) and matured in Momauguin, East Haven, Connecticut, Bunny graduated from East Haven High School in 1944. Even before graduation she started wartime work in the paper industry and later for the American Steel and Wire Company. She married Gus Salminen in 1953. Upon his transfer to Donora, they settled in 1956 in Mar-Rick Manor, Carroll Township. In her youth, Bunny enjoyed golf, gardening, and contract bridge. In later years, she enjoyed travel (especially narrow boating on the canals of England and Wales) and the four o'clock glass of single malt Scotch. She was preceded in death by husband, Adolph A. "Gus" Salminen; daughter, Leslie; and son, Andrew. Survived by sons, David and Rusty; daughter-in-law, Claire Jalbert; sisters, Bettye Cote, Roberta Cordner, Marjorie Bloom and brother, Robert. Private burial took place in Monongahela Cemetery. A memorial service will be held Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the chapel at the First Presbyterian Church, Sixth and Main Streets, Monongahela, with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Monongahela Area Library, (a cause she strongly supported as an avid reader), 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Kathleen Rose Pellegrini 04-15-2013 Kathleen Rose Pellegrini, 68, of New Eagle, died Monday, April 15, 2013 at her home. She was born July 29, 1944 in Monongahela, the daughter of Jacob and Margaret Leber Rollison. In the mid to late 80's, Kathy was employed as an operations manager for Panasonic Corporation in Baltimore, Maryland. After moving back to New Eagle, she was employed in the human resource department at 84 Lumber until her retirement in 2006. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela, where several years ago, she was active in visiting the shut-ins of the church and bringing them communion. Kathy especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as her family and friends. She was an avid card player and enjoyed playing in several area card clubs. She is survived by her daughter, Patrice Rice and husband Scott of Carroll Township; two sons, Eddie and Adam Pellegrini, both of New Eagle; three grandchildren, Chad Rice and wife Krista, Derek Rice and wife Brittany,Courtney Cox and husband Aaron; four great grandchildren, Layne, Mason and Anabella Rice and Rosalie Cox; brother, David Rollison and wife Karen of Plum Branch, SC; and her aunt, Rosella Wise of Monongahela. Friends will be received on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Kathryn M. Cain 06-29-2011 Kathryn M. Cain, 87, of Smithton, formerly of Bunola died Wednesday, June 29, 2011 in the Canonsburg Hospital. She was born February 10,1924 in Bunola, the daughter of William and Bertha Caster Cain. Mrs. Cain was a member of the Bunola Church of the Nazarene. She loved spending time and doing things for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She throughly enjoyed watching the Pirates, Penguins, Steelers and Pitt Panthers. She is survived by her son Arthur James and his wife Jill Cain of Smithton; sons-in-laws, William Blakley of Belle Vernon, Frank Salka of Bunola; thirteen grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; brothers, Norman Cain of Bunola, Donald and his wife Karen Cain of Forward Twp.; sister, Jean Manning of Palm Springs, CA; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Howard James "Howd" Cain who died January 24, 2003; daughters, Reeda Fine who died December 1969, Cheryl Owens who died July 9, 1987, Darlene Lois Blakley who died July 28, 2006; great grandson Brandon Bell; brothers, William, Clarence and Harry Cain. Friends will be received on Friday July 1, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Saturday, July 2, at noon with the Rev. Ronald Doran officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth.
Kathy J. Paul 11-13-2009 Kathy Jean Paul, 62, of Finleyville, (Carroll Twp.), died unexpectedly Friday, November 13, 2009. She was born May 3, 1947, in New Eagle, a daughter of Mary Morrison Berry, who survives and resides in Finleyville, and the late Albert Berry. Mrs. Paul was a very active member of Edwards Chapel United Methodist Church in Finleyville where she was the chairperson of the church council and very service oriented within the church. Currently, she was employed in housekeeping at The Washington Hospital and enjoyed spending time at the Valley Inn social hall where she volunteered with bingos and helped out in the kitchen. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, dedicated to taking care of her mom and took pleasure in working in her flower garden. In addition to her mother, she is survived by four sons Ronald Paul, Jr. of Finleyville, Robert Paul of Charleroi, Richard Paul of Finleyville, Russell Paul of Prosperity; ten grandchildren; sister Charlene Kravo of Pittsburgh; and five brothers Lester Berry of Monongahela, Randy Berrry of New Eagle, Malcolm Berry of Muse, Dennis Berry of Finleyville and Larry Berry of Green Castle; several nieces and nephews also survive. Friends will be received 7-9 Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 Tuesday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 am with the Rev. Thomas Hoeke officiating. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Paul's memory may be made to Edwards Chapel United Methodist Church, 3111 Route 136, Finleyville, PA 15332.
Kenneth Allen Opfer 04-05-2009 Kenneth Allen Opfer, 29, of Garards Fort, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 5, 2009, in Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, Maryland. He was born July 3, 1979 in Waynesburg, a son of Kenneth and Pamela West Opfer who survive and reside in Gerards Fort. Ken was a graduate of Mapletown High School, class of 1997. As a young teen, he developed excellent carpenter skills and after high school, was employed by the Pat Patterson Construction Company in Charmichaels. For the past 7 years, he was employed as a track engineer for the Baltimore District of CSX Railroad. Ken was a certified SCUBA diver, had a passion for weight lifting, especially at the Merriott Gym, and enjoyed four wheeling at home and in Baltimore. He was Methodist by faith, very devoted to his family and was loved and respected by all who knew him. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Vaughana Valente, and her husband Jim, of Brownsville, Amanda Opfer-Sponaugle, and her husband Willie of Greensboro; two nephews, Nathaniel Valente, and Dusty Sponaugle; an aunt and uncle, Mary and Tony Lepovich of Washington, three cousins, Sherry King, Becky Martin, and John Lepovich, and his faithful companion, a Springer Spaniel, Tobi. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Clara Edwards Opfer, and his maternal grandparents, Floyd and Grayce Vaughan West. Friends will be received on Thursday from 7-9 and Friday from 2-9PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Saturday at 11:00AM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. The family requests that memorial donations in Ken's memory be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Gulf Tower, 707 Grant Street 37th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Kenneth L. Schmalbach 01-29-2013 Kenneth "Ken" Schmalbach, 86, of Monongahela went to be with his Lord, Tuesday, January 29, 2013. He was born February 18, 1926 in Monongahela, a son of William and Frances Luker Schmalbach. Ken served his country during World War II. He enlisted in the US Navy in January 1944 and served as an Electrician's Mate 3/c aboard the USS PC- 1594 in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. He then served aboard the USS Monterey CVL-26. The executive officer on the Monterey was Lt. Cmdr. Gerald Ford who later became the 38th president of the United States. Ken was discharged June 6, 1946. For his service, he was awarded the World War II Victory medal, American Theater medal, European Middle East Theater medal with 2 bronze stars and a unit commendation. He joined the Naval Reserves in August 1946 and served until April 1950. Ken received his high school diploma from Monongahela High School, class of 1944 in absentia while serving in the Navy. He was a graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Accounting, the ICS of Accounting and took classes in accounting and economics at California University. He was employed at Donora Southern Railroad accounting department, West Penn Power Company in construction and payroll accounting and retired from Mellon Bank, Monessen Park Office in 1985. After retiring, Ken and Barb enjoyed attending antique fairs and auctions. He was well known for restoring antique trunks and his trunks can be found in homes throughout the United States. Ken was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Monongahela. Over the years he served his Lord and his church as a teacher in the Junior Department, Adult Men's Class, Asst. Sunday School Supt. and acting Supt., Youth Leader, Camp Counselor, Auditing Committee, Trustee and Deacon. Ken married his high school sweetheart, Dora Filippelli on October 19, 1946, who passed away April 16, 1967. He married his second wife, Barbara Fearneyhough Hill on August 30, 1969 who passed away December 27, 2008. In addition to his parents and two wives, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mrs. John (Jean) Ramsey. He is survived by his son, Lee Schmalbach of Myrtle Beach, SC; his daughter, Linda and her husband Dr. Gregory Nosal of Centreville, VA; two grandsons, Gregory and wife Becky Nosal, Anthony Nosal; four granddaughters, Jennifer and her husband Jimmy Garbak, Maria, Christina and Emily Nosal; two great grandsons, Dylan and Mason Nosal; a great granddaughter, Caroline Garbak.; and a sister, Virginia and her husband Edwin Melkmann of New York, NY; several nieces and nephews also survive. Family and friends will be received on Friday, February 1, 2013 from 2-9 pm in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 11:00 am in the First Baptist Church, 601 W. Main Street, Monongahela with the Rev. Mark Schollaert officiating. If you are planning on attending the funeral service, everyone is asked to meet at the church. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with military honors accorded by the US Navy. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 601 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to a charity of one's choice. The Mid-Mon Valley Shipmates will conduct a Two-Bell Ceremony Friday evening at 7 pm in the funeral home.
Kenneth M. Seal 02-09-2012 Kenneth M. Seal, 90, of Monongahela, died Thursday, February 9, 2012 in the Four Oaks Personal Care Home. He was born April 15, 1921 in North Charleroi, the son of the late Edward and Nora Dickey Seal. Mr. Seal was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1939. After graduation, he joined the United States Army and served during WWII in the Southern Philippines, New Guinea, and Luzon with the 38th Infantry Division. He was the recipient of a Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and the Good Conduct Medal. In 1951, Mr. Seal was employed as a maintenance worker at the Monongahela Cemetery until 1973. He then became the superintendent of the cemetery until his retirement in 1988. From 1989 to 2008, he served on the Monongahela Cemetery board of incorporators. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, the American Legion Frank Downer Post 302, the VFW Sutman Yohe Post 1409, all of Monongahela and the New Eagle Chapter of AARP. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Kirsch Seal with whom he celebrated 66 years of marriage on November 26, 2011; daughter, Donna Bozic of Monongahela; two granddaughters Lorie and her husband William Hill of Bluffton, SC, Sherri Ramsey of Tallahassee, FL; six great grandchildren, Bridgett and Barton Hill, Chelsea, Mitchell, Carrigan and Maximus Ramsey; and many loving nieces and nephews, especially his niece Cheryl Strong. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four sisters, Blanche Anders, Ruth Brusted, Rebecca Burnsworth and Mabel Frere and two brothers, Russell and James Seal. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main St., Monongahela. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 11, at 1:00 PM in the Grace Lutheran Church, Monongahela with the Rev. Bob Schaefer officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial contributions may be made to Medi Home Hospice, 201 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.
Kenneth P. Berry 03-31-2011 Kenneth Paul Berry, 81, of Huntingdon, formerly of Monongahela,died Thursday, March 31, 2011 in Westminster Woods, Huntingdon. He was born May 16, 1929 in Canonsburg, the son of William and Norma Hixon Berry. Mr. Berry was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela and a US Army veteran serving during the Korean War. In 1986, he retired from US Steel, Clairton Works. Mr. Berry was a loving father and husband. An avid walleye fisherman and nature lover, he enjoyed many long walks in the woods with his daughter's hound dogs. He is survived by his daughter, Becky Lorantas and husband Robert of Bellefonte. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary "Marge" Berry who died April 6, 2005; six sisters and four brothers, Gladys Compton, Betty Smith, Lois Spriggs, Agnes Nale, Elizabeth Herceg, Edith Smith, William, Hultz, Tom and Alexander Berry. Friends will be received on Saturday, April 2, from 12-1 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Mark Woomer and the Rev. James Bailey, co- officiating. Interment will be private in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Washington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330 or to the Westminster Woods Wheel Chair Bus Fund, 360 Westminster Drive, Huntingdon, PA 16652.
Kenny Allen Rice 06-08-2009 Kenny Allen "Boop" Rice, 20, of Elrama, formerly of Perryopolis, died unexpectedly Monday, June 08, 2009, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born February 15, 1989 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, a son of Kenneth P. and Mary Vandevander Rice who survive and reside in Perryopolis. Kenny had resided in Perryopolis for several years attending Frazier school district where he participated in youth football for the Frazier Commodores. He then moved to the Monongahela area and was a graduate of Ringgold High School, class of 2007. For the past two years, he was employed by Ginger Hill Welding. He loved being with his friends, racing quads, boating and jet skiing on the river, livin' fast, drivin' hard and hangin' with the ladies. MAYHEM. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters Christine and husband David Zampini of Slippery Rock, Susan Rice of Perryopolis, and a brother Harold Rice of Perryopolis, niece and nephews Brooklynn and Skyler Rice and Nicholas Zampini, whom he loved very much; maternal grandparents Richard and Margaret Vandevander of Fredericksburg, Virginia, several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Harold and Kathleen Rice. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 7-9 and Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Schollaert officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh. Memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Gulf Tower, 707 Grant Street, 37th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Kim Alexander Dagger 11-22-2011 Kim Alexander Dagger, 60, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Elizabeth, died Tuesday, November 22, 2011 in the West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born June 23, 1951 in McKeesport, the son of James and Cleo Brown Dagger. Kim was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School, class of 1969. He coached little league baseball for years in Elizabeth. For fifteen years, he resided in Colorado where he owned and operated a trucking company, Fleet Car Carriers. Kim enjoyed NHRA (Bracket) racing, as well as building and maintaining his son's race car. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Jones Dagger with whom he celebrated 42 years of marriage on November 22, 2010; son, Kim A. Dagger, Jr. and wife Leanna of Denver, Colorado; grandson, Kim A. Dagger, III; brothers, James Dagger of Elizabeth, Jack Dagger of Colorado Springs and a sister, Chris Gilmore of Broomfield, Colorado. At the request of the family,there will be no visitations and burial will be private. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela is in charge of the arrangements.
L.M. Frye, Jr. 05-26-2013 Lewis Morrison Frye, Jr. 88, of Venice, Florida, formerly of Monongahela died Sunday, May 26, 2013. He was born March 20, 1925 in New Eagle, the son of Lewis Morrison and Gladys DeWalt Frye. Lew graduated from Monongahela High School in 1943. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and obtained the rank of Sergeant serving in both World War II and the Korean War. After the war, he attended Waynesburg College and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, receiving his funeral director license in 1949. Lew worked along with his father at their business, the L.M. Frye Funeral Home until his father passed away in 1963. Lew was an excellent business man and very active in Monongahela civic activities. He retired to Venice, Florida in 1990. Lew's memberships include: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Venice, Henry M. Phillips Lodge 337 F&AM in Monongahela, Syria Shriners, A.A.O.N.M.S. of Pittsburgh, VFW Post 8118 of Florida; former member of the Monongahela Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club; life member of the B.P.O.E. Lodge #455, American Legion Frank Downer Post 302 and the Monongahela Valley Country Club. Lew enjoyed golfing with the guys, hunting and fishing, taking walks on the beach, reading a good book and always being around people. His good natured spirit was legendary. He is survived by three sons, Lewis M. Frye, III and wife Yvonne of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Robert O. Frye and wife Sandra of Willoughby, Ohio, Patrick R. Frye of Venice, Florida; eight grandchildren, Meesha, Aja, Haley, Kate, Spencer, Leland, Lindsey, Lewis IV; and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy A. Brownfield Frye who died February 14, 2012, his mother Gladys Frye in December 1978, his father Lewis Frye in November 1963 and his sister Maxine Morrison in 1958. Friends will be received on Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 6-8 PM and Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 12-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA. Funeral prayers will be held on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 9:30 AM followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the grave by the United States Marine Veterans. Memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. The Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad will conduct services Saturday evening at 7 pm in the funeral home and the Henry M. Phillips Lodge #337 F&AM will conduct services Sunday evening at 7 pm in the funeral home.
Lena A. Bardelli 03-15-2011 Lena Angelina Bardelli, 96, of Glenshaw, formerly of New Eagle, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011 in the Good Samaritan Hospice, Wexford. She was born October 19, 1914 in Gallatin, the daughter of Attilio and Theresa Tomazi Natali. Mrs. Bardelli was a member of St. Anthonys Church in Monongahela, and was retired from Halpern's Costume Factory in New Eagle. She is survived by her son, Ronald and wife Marie Bardelli of Glenshaw; five grandchildren, Anthony, Ronald and Rano Bardelli, Gina Newton and Jill Krajacic; five great grandchildren, Jessica and Justin Newton, Isabella, Vincenzo and Mia Bardelli; brother, Elmo Natali of California. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rano Bardelli who died February 27, 1995; sisters, Edith Serra, Elsie Delmastro, Mafalda Revetta; and brothers, Victor, Louis and Americo Natali. Friends will be received on Thursday, March 17, 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, March 18, at 10:00 AM in St. Anthonys Church with Rev. Robert Coyne, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Leon F. Rongaus 03-18-2011 Leon F. Rongaus, 93, of Whitehall, formerly of Donora, died Friday, March 18, 2011. He was born February 4, 1918 on Castner Avenue in Donora, to Italian immigrants Simplicio and Maria Tribiuani Roncace'. Leon served his country during WW II with the US Army. After being discharged as a Lieutenant, he converted the Rongaus Hilltop Restaurant/Tavern to the famous Redwood Restaurant and operated the restaurant from the fifties to the early eighties receiving many rave reviews and prestigious awards. Leon was a member of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin in Whitehall. He was an accomplished artist in that he copied several masterpieces. His love of flowers, gardens and gardening was only exceeded by the joy and love he had for his family. Family was the most important thing in his life as he took special delight in attending the annual Seraly/Rongaus family reunion. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty years, Armeda Wardell Rongaus and all of his seven siblings and their spouses: Frank (Elizabeth) Rongaus, Filomena (Stanislao) Serraglia, Emma (Richard) Sommerville, Dr. Walter (Margaret) and Dr. William (Virginia) Rongaus, Jean (Joseph) Mouyard and Ulanda (Theodore) Harrison. He was also preceded by nephews: Dr. Eugene (Joanne) Rongaus of Grand Blanc, MI, Guido (Grace/Lorena) Serraglia of Finleyville, Mario (Judith) Seraly of New Eagle, Francis (Patricia) Rongaus of Donora, and niece Lynn Rongaus of Washington, D.C. He is survived by many nephews and nieces: Dr. Valentino Rongaus of Silver Lake, Ohio, Gary (Ruthann) Seraly of Venetia, Dr. David (Diane) Sommerville of Richfield Springs, NY, Jeffrey (Tracy) Rongaus of Pittsburgh, Mary Louise (Thomas) Willis of San Diego, CA, Emma Jean (Charles) Bretzin Harrison of Stafford, VA, Madonna (David) Stoioff of Northbrook, IL and Nancy (Clark) Nelson of Washington, D.C. He has many cousins, great nephews and nieces, too numerous to mention. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, March 22 at 10:00 AM in St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church, (Whitehall), with the Rev. John Haney, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. For those family and friends that will NOT be able to attend the funeral mass, you may join us for graveside services at the cemetery at approximately 11:30 AM. Memorial contributions in Leon's memory made be made to St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church, 5200 Greenridge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Leonard Max Chywski 11-02-2008 Leonard Max Chywski 84, formerly of Belle Vernon and Charleroi, died Monday, November 3, 2008 in the Washington County Health Center. He was born May 7, 1924, in Rosenhayn, New Jersey, a son of the late Max Leonard and Rose Schukay Chywski. Mr. Chywski was a member of St. Sebastian’s Church in Belle Vernon and was a retired truck driver for over 40 years with Zeffiro Trucking in Donora. He is survived by his wife Bettie Ann Wegley Chywski, with whom he celebrated 63 years of marriage the same date of his passsing; two daughters Joyce Gault of Monongahela, Donna Dyer and husband Robert of Oakdale, two sons Max Chywski and wife Jami of Donora, Robert Chywski and wife Genny of Deltona, Florida; seven grandchildren Rosann Brown, Tomilee Gault, Reid Dyer, Deanne Deer, Brett, Connor and Megan Chywski. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson Derek Chywski. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 4-8 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A blessing service will be held at 9:15 am in the funeral home, followed by a mass of Christian burial in St. Sebastian’s Church, Belle Vernon, on Thursday at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Lawrence Manchas, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sebastian’s Church, 801 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon, PA 15012 or to the Washington County Health Center Auxiliary, 36 Old Hickory Ridge Road, Washington, PA 15301.
Leroy Prentice 07-18-2008 Leroy Prentice 75, of Monongahela, (Carroll Twp.), died July 18, 2008 in Select Specialty, McKeesport. He was born on May 5, 1933, in Carroll Twp., a son of the late David L. and Anna Secrist Prentice. Mr. Prentice was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. He retired from Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela after 33 years of employment. His interests include spending time with his family, working on cars and taking care of his vegetable garden. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia Ann Staffen Prentice; son Leroy W. Prentice and wife Alice of Monongahela; two granddaughters: Heather Ann Bianchi and husband Joe of New Eagle, Allison Marie Prentice of Monongahela; great granddaughter Liliana Marie Bianchi; brother-in-law Francis Staffen and wife Josephine of Monongahela. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Dolores Prentice. Friends will be received on Monday from 7-9 and Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held at Transfiguration Church on Wednesday at 10:00 AM with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Leslie Marie Lazzari 07-13-2010 Leslie Marie Lazzari, 52, of Monongahela (Carroll Twp.), was called by the Lord on July 13, 2010 to be in heaven with the angels. She was born March 2, 958 in New Eagle, a daughter of Frederick M. Lazzari who survives and resides in Monongahela, and the late Irma J. Bell Lazzari who died December 28, 2008. Leslie was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela. She attended a special education school in Charleroi until its closing. She enjoyed sports, outings and being at home with her family. Although Leslie endured many obstacles in life, she made the most out of everything and lived her life to its fullest. She is survived by her sister, Levona Susan Lazzari of New Eagle; and several aunts and cousins. In addition to her mother, she is preceded in death by her twin sister Linda Lee Lazzari who died July 30, 2003, her paternal grandparents, Fred and Estelle Sandine Lazzari and her maternal grandparents, William and Garnet Dolan Bell. Private visitations and funeral service were held today in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Leslie was interred in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn. Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.
Lewis Korzinski 12-23-2010 Lewis Korzinski, 86, of Monongahela, formerly of Bethel Park, died Thursday, December 23, 2010 at his home. Born October 9, 1924 in Cambrook, the son of Zigmund and Mary Anick Korzinski. For forty years, Mr. Korzinski owned and operated Lou's Hauling in Bethel Park and Monongahela. He retired from Epic Steel in Braddock with over twenty years of employment. He was a US Army Airforce veteran serving during WWII. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and liked to work. Beloved husband of June Korzinski with whom he celebrated 67 years of marriage on December 20, 2010; beloved father of Lois (Francis) Rattigan of McKeesport, Dennis Allen (Kathleen) Korzinski of Monongahela, seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren, beloved brother of Walter Korzinski of New Jersey, Stanley Tataliba of Somerset. He was preceded in death by his son, Lewis Raymond Korzinski who died February 28, 2002; brothers, Edward, Joseph and John Korzinski, John and Nickolas Tataliba and sister Marie Sheets. Friends will be received on Tuesday, December 28, 2-4 PM and 7-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A blessing service will follow visitations at 8:00 PM in funeral home with Rev. Douglas Boyd officiating. Interment will be private in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society of Washington County, P.O. Box 275, Washington, PA 15301.
Lila J. Runkle 07-12-2011 Lila June Runkle, 82, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born June 8, 1929 in Monongahela, the daughter of David Lewis and Sarah "Kathryn" Chester Rollison. In her younger years, Lila was employed at the ALCOA Company in Pittsburgh where she was an executive secretary. She retired from the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela where she was the church secretary for over thirty years, a member of the church and the United Methodist Women. She voluteered her time with the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, the Senior Center and delivered Meals-on-Wheels, all in Monongahela. She is survived by her husband Jack M. Runkle with whom she celebrated 53 years of marriage on June 27, 2011; daughter, Amy and husband Scott Criss of Monongahela; grandchildren, David and Sarah Criss; brother, David and wife Renee Rollison of Allison Park; sister-in-law, Christine Runkle of Cleveland, Georgia; many cousins, nieces and nephews also survive. Friends will be received on Thursday, July 14, 7-9 PM and Friday, July 15, 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 16, in the First United Methodist Church at 1:00 PM in with the Rev. Ronald Fleming, officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 430 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Lillain "Betty" Mountain 05-27-2011 Lillian "Betty" Mountain, 84, of New Eagle, died Friday, May 27, 2011 in Presbyterian Senior Care, Oakmont. She was born April 18, 1927 in Monongahela, the daughter of Edward and Edith Lenart Gettings. Betty was a member of the Riverview Baptist Church in New Eagle where she was the Sunday school secretary for many years. She is survived her daughter, Sheila and husband Stephen Stagnitta of Pittsburgh. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James Edwin Mountain who died August 12, 2010. Friends will be received on Tuesday, May 31, from 9-10 AM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Bruce Moses, officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Riverview Baptist Church, 405 Main Street, New Eagle, PA 15067.
Linda Ferraro 01-01-2013 Linda Ferraro, 61, of Donora, died Tuesday, January 1, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born May 22, 1951, the daughter of the late Alfred and Nellie McCarty Turri. Linda is survived by her long time companion, Ronald Davis of Donora; three step daughters, Jackie Davis of Monongahela, Dawn Davis of Rostraver, Dana Davis of Washington; six step grandchildren and one step great grandchild. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step son, Ronald A. Davis. There will be no visitations and burial will be at the convenience of the family. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Linda D. Sichi 05-28-2012 Linda D. Sichi, of Monongahela, died Monday, May 28, 2012 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late John and Isabella Vaccaro Curcio. Linda was a graduate of Monongahela High School. She earned her bachelors degree in education from California State College and her masters degree in library science from Duquesne University. After college, she taught Spanish for one year at Frazier High School in Perryopolis. She spent the rest of her career as the librarian at Monessen High School until her retirement. While at Monessen, she was the assistant athletic director under the late Jack Scarvel and for many years was the senior class sponsor. She was on the board of the Monongahela Area Library where she held the office of secretary. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish-St. Anthony's Church in Monongahela and the Catholic College Womens Club. Linda was very active in various teacher retirement organizations. She enjoyed European travel, cooking and was an avid reader. She is survived by her son, Matthew Sichi and wife Christina of Monongahela; sister, Diana Shoulders and husband Jack of Monongahela; and her beloved dog, Dickens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Edward Sichi, Jr. who died March 7, 1990, a brother, Gerald Curcio and sister, Angela Marini. Friends will be received on Wednesday, May 30, from 2-4 and 7- 9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, May 31, at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish-St. Anthony's Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.
Linda Jean Dean 08-03-2013 Linda Jean (Gilbert) Dean, 63, of Charleroi, died unexpectedly Saturday, August 3, 2013 in her home. She was born August 16, 1949 in New Kensington, the daughter of Lorena Clark Seraly who resides in Finleyville and the late Claude J. Gilbert. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her siblings, Claude J. (Randeen) Gilbert of Arizona, Vicki (Robert) Ammon of New Eagle, Raymond S. (Karen) Gilbert of Virginia, George D. (Nanette) Gilbert of Monongahela; many nieces and nephews also survive. Linda was preceded in death by two brothers, Cass L. and Jack R. Gilbert and her stepfather, Guido Seraly. At the request of the family, services and interment will be private. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Linda Lee Mentzer 10-17-2009 Linda Lee Mentzer, 65, of Monongahela, died Saturday, October 17, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born October 22, 1943, in New Eagle, a daughter of the late Clarence and Irene Mae Seiple Keenan. Linda was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela and a former member of their choir. She enjoyed cooking, playing cards and spending time at the Monongahela Senior Center. She is survived by her husband of thirty eight years Raymond Mentzer; two daughters Liz Mentzer of Munhall, Ray Anne Mentzer of Carroll Twp.; son Terry Mentzer at home; grandchildren Lily Ann and Jonathan Michael Mentzer; several nieces also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters June E. Gault and Dorothy Fields and a brother Bud Keenan. Friends will be received 7-9 Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 Tuesday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 430 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Linda P. Martik 05-13-2009 Linda Paulette Martik 66, of Monongahela, (Carroll Twp.), died May 13, 2009 in the West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born on February 3, 1943, in Monongahela, a daughter of Attilio and Leda Frasconi Day. Linda was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1960. She was a member of Transfiguration Church where she was enjoyed volunteering her time at the summer festivals. She retired as a supervisor from Halco Corporation with forty years of employment. After retirement , she worked for a few years at the Mon Valley Laudromat in Monongahela. Her favorite pastimes include cooking, baking, watching sports, especially football and gymnastics, flower gardening, dancing and traveling. She is survived by her husband Frank M. Martik with whom she celebrated 37 years of marriage on October 23, 2008; ten brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-laws and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Linda's memory may be made to the Cancer Institute Research Fund, c/o Western Pennsylvania Hospital Foundation, 4818 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224.
Lloyd J. Kevech 03-09-2012 Lloyd J. Kevech, 70, of New Eagle, died Monday, March 19, 2012 at his sister's home in Monongahela. He was born December 24, 1941 in Monongahela, the son of the late Joseph and Evelyn Luzzi Kevech. Lloyd was employed by Frank Irey Industries and retired from Merit Contracting after ten years of employment. He was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, (St. Anthonys Church) in Monongahela. Lloyd enjoyed golfing, fishing, playing cards and trips to the Meadows. He is survived by his sister, Lucille and husband George R. Ribnicky of Monongahela; nieces and nephews, Darla Porter, Diana Gricar, Joseph "JC" Kevech, Janice Brzana; great nieces and nephews, Bernadette Volker, Whitney Kevech, Brook George, Devin and Emily Kevech. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Kevech and nephew, James Kevech. Friends will be received on Wednesday, March 21, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Thursday, March 22, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. William Terza officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.
Lois Bugaile Lynn 02-19-2010 Lois Anderson Bugaile Lynn, 86, of Monongahela, (Fallowfield Township), died Friday, February 19, 2010 in Forbes Hospice, Pittsburgh. She was born September 14, 1923, in Cresap, West Virginia, a daughter of Charles Jay and Idesta Mary Zewe Anderson. Lois was a 1941 graduate of Monongahela High School. After high school, she served for a brief time in the US Navy during WW II. She earned her teaching degree from California State Teachers College, graduating in 1945. She taught English in several different school districts with her last teaching position at Bentleyville-Ellsworth school district. After retirement, she was a substitute teacher in Donora and Monongahela and taught home bound students. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela and a member of the American Legion Post 484 in Fayette City. Lois loved to travel and was an avid reader. She is survived by two sons Earl Bugaile and his wife Marta of Washington, Eric Bugaile and his wife Deborah of Harrisburg; daughter Carol Wells and her husband John of Pittsburgh; five grandchildren: Molly, Timothy, Benjamin and Kelsey Bugaile and Carlyn Butz. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands John Lynn who died May 8, 2006 and Ernest Fedeli who died November 19, 1981, her son Mark Bugaile, her former husband Charles Bugaile who died April 8, 1985, her brother George Andy Anderson who died 1992 and her sister Margaret Jean Anderson who died in infancy. Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 Thursday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM in the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 430 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to the Washington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330.
Lois E. Brubaker 01-21-2014 Lois E. Brubaker, 79, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born April 4, 1934 in Mingo Junction, Ohio, the daughter of Gerald and Cecelia Bailey Cox. Lois was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela and it's United Methodist Women. A homemaker, Lois was an avid reader, enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, playing Chinese checkers and flower gardening. Above all, she truly loved and doted on her grand and great grandchildren. She is survived by her son, Keith Brubaker and wife Joyce of Washington; three daughters, Lynn Glova and husband Steve of Ginger HIll, Lisa Tatar and husband Ronald of Moundsville, West Virginia, Lauren McKinnon and husband Jim of Irwin; five grandchildren, Alexis Glova, Robin Porter and husband Harrison, Ronald Tatar III, Bryan Tatar and wife Jennifer, Eimile McKinnon; eight great grandchildren, Grace, Rick, Rylie, Quinn, Lilli, Isabella, Jake and Elena. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Forrest Brubaker who died June 6, 2013; great grandson, Regan; and two brothers, Lee and Russell Cox. Friends will be received on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 12-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Alan Morrison officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 430 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Lois Hodgson Doyle 01-10-2010 Lois Hodgson Doyle, 73, of Elizabeth, died Sunday, January 10, 2010 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born January 22, 1936, in Monongahela, a daughter of Irwin and Frieda McChensey Hodgson Frye. Lois was a graduate of Monongahela High School Class of 1954. She then graduated in September of 1958 from the McKeesport School of Nursing, and became a licensed Pennsylvania Registered Nurse in October of 1958. She was employed for fifteen years at the McKeesport Hospital and retired after twenty years employed by Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville. Lois was a devoted wife and mother. She was Protestant by faith, loved traveling with her husband Don, enjoyed reading, cooking and baking. She is survived by her husband Donald C. Doyle with whom she celebrated 50 years of marriage on April 21, 2009; daughter Sandra K. and husband Bruce B. Horning of Atlanta, Georgia; brother Charles and wife Alice Hodgson of Monongahela; sister Peg and husband Joe Wojcik of Charleroi; four nephews and a niece Kurt and Kristian Hodgson of Monongahela, Natalie and husband Dan Komacek, Joseph and David Wojcik, all of Charleroi. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Judith L. Hodgson. Friends will be received 7-9 Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 Thursday at the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Interment will be in Monongahela Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Lois Y. Stech 07-26-2012 Lois Y. Stech, 95, of Monongahela died Thursday, July 26, 2012 in The Grand Residence of Upper St. Clair. She was born July 17, 1917 in Monongahela, the daughter of Clyde and Ada Bonnell Mancha. Mrs. Stech was a retired sales clerk at the former Kirk and Clark in Charleroi with over twenty five years of employment. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monongahela and the Charleroi Women's Club. Mrs. Stech was a wonderful homemaker who thoroughly enjoyed life. She loved to play cards with various card clubs in the area. She is survived by her son, William J. Stech and wife Beverly of Bethel Park; grandsons, William B. Stech and Debbie Tarr, Timothy A. Stech and wife Mary, Jason J. Stech and wife Jennifer; great granddaughters, Abigail, Margaret and Isabelle Stech. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph H. Stech who died May 1, 1992; sisters, Jean Meade, Ruth Smith and brother, Donald Mancha. Friends will be received on Sunday, July 29, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Monday, July 30 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Schollaert officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Lonna Lynn Mucci 05-02-2011 Lonna Lynn Mucci, 60, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Monday, May 2, 2011 at her home. She was born June 27, 1950 in New Eagle, the daughter of Orlando and Martha J. Mellor Mucci with whom she resided. Lonna was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1968. After graduation, she worked in the office at Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela. In 1978, she graduated from Allegheny County Community College earning an associate degree in business. She then moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she was the manager for her brother's office equipment business. Returning back home, she received her realtor license from Westmoreland County Community College. From that time on, she was employed by Century 21 Realty. In 2006, she was awarded the Centurion Producer for Century 21. Lonna was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela and was very involved in community activities. She was an extremely hard worker, very dedicated to her profession and known for going that extra mile to help people out. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Peter W. Mucci and wife Kathy of Fayetteville, Georgia; nephews, Piero Mucci and wife Victoria, Marco and Aldo Mucci; great niece and nephew, Griffin and Isabella Mucci, all of Georgia; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Friends will be received on Wednesday, May 4, from 7-9 PM and Thursday, May 5, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Woomer, officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Lonna's memory may be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Loretta Koch 11-07-2010 Loretta M. Koch, 76, of Finleyville, died Sunday, November 7, 2010 in her home She was born May 24, 1934 in Washington, DC, the daughter of George and Gladys E. Saner Darney. Loretta was a waitress and cook for seventeen years in several Mon Valley area restaurants. One of her favorite pastimes was spending time in her vegetable garden and especially in her flower garden. She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie and husband Dominick DeFrances, Sr.; son, Gary and wife Sherry Wilcox, all of Elizabeth; three grandchildren: Dr. Dominick DeFrances, Jr. and wife Tanya, Angela Selinger, Krystal and husband Damian Schultz; three great grandchildren: John and Nicholas DeFrances, Brehanna Selinger; brother, James and wife Diane Darney of Virginia. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John "Jack" Earl Koch who died Sept. 2, 2005; grandson, Gary DeFrances; brothers, Jarvis, George and Charles Darney. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh.
Louis Cucchiorini 11-10-2008 Louis Cucchiorini 70, of Aliquippa, formerly of Van Voorhis, died November 10, 2008 in his home. He was born on May 21, 1938, in Van Voorhis, a son of the late Luigi and Assunta Pierini Cucchiorini. Louis was employed by Penn Central Railroad in Shire Oaks and later retired from Conrail in Bridgeville. He was a veteran of the US Airforce having served in the Vietnam War and was Catholic by faith. He is survived by three sisters Catherine Lacey of Berkley, California, Josephine Morris of Perryopolis, and Harriet Burgoyne of North Charleroi; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters Lena Glinka and Eve Nickolas, and four brothers Joseph, Dino, Robert, and Richard Cucchiorini. Private funeral services were held in the chapel of Frye Funeral Home, 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela on Friday, November 14, 2008 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. George Chortos, officiating. Committal services and interment followed in Monongahela Cemetery, with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad.
Louise B. Scott 11-24-2010 Louise B. Scott, 93, of Charleroi, formerly of Monongahela, died Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at Nevaeh Cove, Charleroi. She was born October 16, 1917 in Monongahela, the daughter of John and Martha Dahma Solomon. Lousie was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1937 and a graduate of Georgetown University. She was a member of St. Paul's Angelican Church in Monongahela. Louise formerly resided in Washington, DC, where she served her country for more than three decades as a Supervisor for the Department of Defense with top secret clearences in three wars. She attended eleven presidential innaugurations. She loved living and she loved life. She is survived by her brother Samuel Solomon and wife Pat of Lawrenceville; and twelve nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother George Solomon and two sisters Dorothea Orr and Julia May Granato. Friends will be received on Monday from 11:30 am to 1:00 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Following visitations, funeral services will be held on Monday at 1:30 PM in St. Paul's Anglican Church with the Rev. John Fierro, officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Anglican Church, 130 West Main Street Monongahela, PA.15063.
Lucetta Jane Haywood 10-22-2009 Lucetta Jane Haywood, 90, of Monongahela, died Thursday, October 22, 2009, in The Washington Hospital. Born August 22, 1919 in Monongahela, she was the daughter of James and Mary Dean Leaver. After completing Monongahela High School, Lucetta attended the Beauty Academy in Charleroi. She married shortly after graduation and settled into farm life. She devoted her life to her family and inspired each of her five children to love and respect one another. As her children began their families, she marveled over their achievements and those of her grandchildren. She loved being involved in their lives and always welcomed them into her home. She had many friends who appreciated her authenticity, sense of humor and sage advice. She enjoyed traveling and at age 74 went whitewater rafting on the Eagle River in Vaile, Colorado. She brought back wonderful stories of her travels to Hawaii, Maryland, Connecticut and Alabama. She worked for many years in sales with Avon and Stanley Products. She won sales awards and was respected for her honesty and fairness. With unbounded optimism, she played bingo and the Pennsylvania Lottery, enjoyed companionship and frequented flea markets. She and her sisters Jean and Elizabeth enjoyed a lifelong friendship, and were devoted to the care of their parents.The family extends its appreciation to the Washington County Health Center Staff and Caring Missions for their loving support of mother during her recent illness. She is survived by three sons Eugene Haywood of Burghill, Ohio, Harold Haywood and Mark Haywood, both of Monongahela; and a daughter Gayle Gear of Birmingham, Alabama; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one great great grandson; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Eugene A. "Dink" Haywood who died May 25, 2004,a son Gary Haywood, two sisters Elizabeth Frye and Jean Kish and two brothers James Leaver, Jr. and Woodford Leaver. Graveside services were held on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Monongahela, with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. The Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela were in charge of the arrangements.
Lucille A. Uhutch 01-18-2013 Lucille A. Uhutch, 67, of Charleroi, died unexpectedly Friday, January 18, 2013 in UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born September 29, 1945 in Monongahela, the daughter of the late James Piscitelli and Sophie Durka Piscitelli who survives and resides in Monongahela. Lucille was currently employed as the office manager at E.J. Burns Construction Inc. in Belle Vernon. A job she has loved and worked at for over twenty years. She was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Roscoe, and it's Ladies Guild. Lucille was a former member and past treasurer for the Charleroi Borough of Recreation. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her loving husband, Edwin J. Uhutch with whom she celebrated forty three years of marriage on May 29, 2012; twin sister, Angelina Feick of Monongahela; brother, Anthony "Buddy" and wife Sharon Piscitelli of Greensburg; two nieces, Marie Feick and Alexis Piscitelli and husband Chad Barclay; two nephews, Lawrence and wife Lisa Feick and AJ Piscitelli; sister-in-law, Victoria Salaske of Charleroi; brothers-in-law, John and wife Connie Uhutch of Charleroi, Victor and wife Darlene Uhutch of Roscoe; former sister-in-law, Sue Uhutch of Charleroi; and her beloved dog, Sassy. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Lawrence Feick. Friends will be received Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where a blessing service will be held on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 11:00 am with the Rev. George Moneck officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.
Luella Ruth Gillingham 02-17-2012 Luella Ruth Southworth Gillingham, 101, of Monongahela, formerly of Indiana, PA died Friday, February 17, 2012 in the Residence at Hilltop, Monongahela. She was born April 29, 1910 in Indiana, PA, the daughter of William Warner and Effie Ola Jefferies Southworth. Mrs. Gillingham was employed as an operator at the Monongahela Bell Telephone Company from 1928 until it's closing. She retired in 1975 after forty seven years of employment from Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh office as a senior staff aid. She was a member of St. Paul's Anglican Church in Monongahela and the Pioneers Club of Pittsburgh. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Glenn Gillingham; four brothers, William Warner, Jack, Clair Allen and Howard G. Southworth; three sisters, Dorothy V. Southworth, Mary Elizabeth Shickel and Betty Ann Hixenbaugh. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, March 2, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. John Fierro officiating in the chapel at Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Committal services and inurnment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Monongahela Volunteer Fire Department, 451 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Lynette S. Hamilton 10-06-2008 Lynette Susan Hamilton 53, of Charleroi, died October 6, 2008 in her home. She was born March 9, 1955, in New Eagle, a daughter of the late Louis and Josephine Flagle Shultz. For thirteen years, Lynette was employed by Alternative Homecare with a Heart in Washington. She currently volunteered her time at the Adams Personal Care House in Charleroi and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bentleyville. She enjoyed playing bingo and crocheting. She is survived by her husband Steve M. Hamilton with whom she celebrated ten years of marriage on March 17, 2008, her daughter Crystal Roberts at home and her son Charles Roberts of Pittsburgh, three grandchildren: Sarina and Derrick Jones and JuLeah Bronson; three sisters Loma Young, Judy Gagliardi, and Thelma Bedner, all of Monongahela. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter Debra Anette Roberts and her sister Joyce Necciai. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday at 12:00 PM in the First Presbyterian Church, 812 Main Street, Bentleyville, with the Rev. Andrew Scott officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Lynette's memory may be made to the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Madeline Ashcraft 02-24-2013 Madeline Ashcraft, 61, of Finleyville, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 24, 2013 in the Donnell House, Washington. She was born October 24, 1951 in Homestead, the daughter of the late John and Mary Lou Emery Hruby. While here on earth, Madeline was greatly blessed by the Lord with a wonderful husband, parents, children, family, friends, neighbors and church family. She attended St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration in Monongahela and Edwards Chapel United Methodist in Finleyville. For many years, Madeline, along with her husband Russell owned and operated Hemlock Grinding in Finleyville. She enjoyed knitting, quilting, crocheting, gardening and nature. She is survived by her daughter, Christine Knicely Vogel of El Paso, Texas; son, James Knicely and wife Jane of Wexford; grandson, Joshua Knicely; brother, John Hruby and wife Andrea of Finleyville; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Ashcraft who died on October 10, 2011. Friends will be received on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Thomas Hoeke officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.
Madeline Visco 06-04-2010 Madeline Visco, 67, of Washington, formerly of Monongahela and Floreffe, died Friday, June 4, 2010 in the Washington County Health Center. She was born August 28, 1942, in Monongahela, a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Cialone Visco. She is survived by two brothers Anthony Visco, Jr. of Selinsgrove, and Louis and wife Linda Visco of Marlton, N.J.; two nieces Kelly Donovan of Atco, N.J. and Jennifer Visco of Cherry Hill, N.J.; aunts, uncles and cousins throughout the Mon Valley also survive. Prior to her becoming ill, she lived with Mary Alice Saint in a group home in Eighty Four. Family and friends will be received on Monday from 8:30-9:30 AM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:00 AM in St. Anthonys Church with the Rev. Robert Coyne, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthonys Church, 225 Park Avenue, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Margaret Leaver 10-04-2010 Margaret E. "Margie" Caldwell Leaver, 95, of Monongahela, died Monday, October 4, 2010 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born October 14, 1914 in New Eagle, a daughter of the late Clyde G. and Ruth Herd Caldwell. Margie was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1932. She was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church in Monongahela, where she was a former organist, deaconess, choir member, church clerk, and Sunday School teacher. She was a retired bank teller from the former Equibank in Monongahela with 29 years of employment. She was a member and secretary of the former Monongahela AARP, Chapter 2563, and at one time was very active in the Showboat Variety Show. She is survived by a brother, Marvin F. and his wife Annabelle Caldwell of Monongahela, two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Caldwell of Monongahela, Loretta Leaver of Arizona and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Horace A. Leaver, who died in 1980, and two brothers, Clyde Elmer who died when he was a toddler and Wilbur D. Caldwell. Friends will be received on Thursday from 7-9 PM and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM in the First Baptist Church, Monongahela with the Rev. Mark Schollaert officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 601 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Margaret Kowalchick 11-21-2012 Margaret Subsaro Kowalchick, 90, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Wednesday, November 21, 2012 in Mount Macrina Manor, Uniontown. She was born May 16, 1922 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of John Jack and Mary Chichvak Subsaro. Margaret was a member and at one time very active in St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church on the South Side of Pittsburgh. During WW II she worked riviting airplanes and was formerly employed at Luchina Draperies in Pittsburgh. She enjoyed spending her time baking, canning and sewing. She was the last surviving member of thirteen children. She is survived by two daughters, Julia and her husband Jack Cromling of Bunola, Mary Margaret Ramseur of North Carolina; five grandchildren, Kevin, Darren and Debria Bigley, Jack Cromling, Jr., Christina Cromling; six great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Jack Kowalchick. Friends will be received on Monday, November 26, 2012 from 10-11 AM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Stephen Wahal officiating. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church Cemetery, Bethel Park.
Margaret Brady Bash 02-05-2009 Margaret "Marny" Brady Bash 82, of Monongahela, died Thursday, February 5, 2009 in her home. She was born October 16, 1926, in Monongahela, a daughter of Francis Vincent and Margaret Wilson Brady. Marny graduated from Monongahela High School and Robert Morris Business School. She was retired from Business Forms and the former Shop N' Save both in Monongahela, and was a member of Transfiguration Church. She is survived by two sisters Theresa Deffobis and Anna O'Leary, both of Monongahela. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Michael Gildow who died December 15, 2008 and two brothers Charles M. Brady and Francis V. Brady Jr. Memorial contributions may be made in Marny's memory to a charity of one's choice. At the request of the family, services will be private. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Margaret Laughlin 03-23-2012 Margaret Laughlin, 88, of Beaver, died Friday, March 23, 2012 in the Heritage Valley Health System, Beaver. She was born June 17, 1923 in Monongahela, the daughter of Leon G. and Mary Zolinas Nezzle. She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie and husband Charles Bratt of Cato, New York; son, Robert and wife Cynde Laughlin of Eldred; granddaughters, Jennifer Slade, Heather Menjivar and Laura McGetrick; four great grandchildren; sister, Gloria and husband Anthony DiGuardo of Florida. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Laughlin, Sr. who died October 16, 2004. Private visitations and funeral service were held in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Interment followed in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Margaret Bane Reynolds 07-22-2011 Margaret Bane Reynolds, 103, of North Port, Florida, formerly of Monongahela and Deep Creek, Maryland, died Friday, July 22, 2011 in Tidewell Hospice and Pallitative Care, Venice, Florida. She was born June 23, 1908 in Carroll Township, the daughter of Marion H. and Anna K. Jones Bane. Mrs. Reynolds had been employed for many years as a bookkeeper for John Bryan Real Estate and Insurance in Monongahela. She was a former member of the First Christian Church in Monongahela, where she was very active, teaching Sunday school for twenty five years and was past deaconess. She is survived by her son, Harold "Doug" Reynolds and wife Nancy of Venice, Florida; grandchildren, Joyce Ann Mayhew Mageski, Nancy Lee Mayhew Sams, Janet Lynn Mayhew, Carol Jean Mayhew Miller, Laura Ellen Reynolds, Richard Dean Reynolds; seven great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold L. Reynolds who died July 18, 1999; daughter, Lois R. Novello who died in 2001; infant daughter, Agnes Pearl Reynolds who died in 1926; four brothers and six sisters. Friends will be received on Wednesday, July 27, 7-9 PM and Thursday, July 28, 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Friday, July 29, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. William Bailey officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Margaret Gearing Thompson 10-17-2010 Margaret Gearing Thompson, 83, of Monongahela, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2010 in St. Clair Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Emil and Margaret Anders Gearing. She was born in Monongahela on June 28, 1927. Margaret graduated from Monongahela High School, the University of California, the University of Pittsburgh and attended many classes at the University of Nebraska. Margaret taught school in Nebraska for thirty four years. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church in Monongahela. For many years, she and her late husband, Warren, owned and operated the Gearing-Thompson Nursery in Monongahela. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Margaret "Margie" Hutchko Fogiato 03-18-2009 Margaret "Margie" Hutchko Fogiato, 54, of Monongahela, died March 18, 2009 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born April 26, 1954, in New Eagle, a daughter of Margaret Pellegrino Hutchko who survives and resides in Elizabeth, and the late Peter Hutchko. Margie was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School, class of 1972 and a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she earned her teaching degree. She was currently employed for the past twenty three years as a Home Economics teacher at Finley Middle School. She was a very active member of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ where she held many leadership roles and was on a multitude of committees. She was a current member of the Monongahela Women's Club where she was past president and held many former offices, the Christian Women's Fellowship, the Rinngold Rams Club, and was a former Cub Scout leader for Pack #1448 in Monongahela. Margie was a fantastic cook, especially when it came to her apple pies and preparing Italian cuisine. She was very notorious for her genuine hospitality shown to all who she was acquainted with. She will sadly be missed by her family and countless friends whose lives she touched. "Well done, my good and faithful servant" Matthew 25:21. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband Domenick "DJ" Fogiato with whom she celebrated 23 years of marriage on February 12, 2009, two sons Robert O'Brien and wife Jessica of Baldwin, and Joseph A. Fogiato at home; three sisters Justina Burpee and husband David of Springfield, Virginia, Lisa Eckhart and husband Greg of Williamsport, Maryland, Linda Toscano and husband James of West Newton; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Friends will be received on Thursday 7-9 and Friday 2-4 &7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM in the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Sixth and Chess Streets, Monongahela with the Rev. Gerald Demarest officiating. Everyone planning to attend the funeral service is asked to go directly to the church. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Shekinah Ranch, 371 Crackerjack Road, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Margaret "Maxine" Conner 02-14-2012 Margaret "Maxine" McGinty Conner, 89, of Charleroi, died Tuesday, February 14, 2012 in her home. She was born October 10, 1922 in Monongahela, the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Pezzoni McGinty. Maxine was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1940. For several years, she was a district sales representative for Beeline Fashions. She was a member of Ava Maria Parish in Bentleyville where she was one of the "Pierogie Ladies." She enjoyed spending her time canning black raspberry jelly, playing cards with the P.A.L. card club once a month in New Eagle and frequenting the Thistle Crest Auction in Eighty Four. She is survived by her daughter, Mary and husband Jeff Klinger of Bentleyville; sister, Grace McGinty Holod of Monongahela; nieces and nephews, Jack and wife Marianne McGinty, Tom and wife Linda McGinty, Perri Holod, Chyrl Conner Budd, Rev. Mark Conner, Amy Conner, Connie Conner, Arlene Pullen, Loring Soward; numerous great nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Lee Conner who died May 4, 2010; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and wife Midge McGinty; brother-in-law, Edward Holod. Friends will be received on Thursday, February 16, from 4-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, February 17, at 1:00 PM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish (Transfiguration Church) with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Margaret "Peggy" Callihan 01-18-2012 Margaret E. "Peggy" Callihan, 80, of Newell, died unexpectedly Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in her home. She was born May 19, 1931 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of William Earl and Elizabeth Catherine Weiss Simmons. Peggy was a member of the West Brownsville American Legion Post 940 Ladies Auxiliary and the Newell Firemen's Social Club. She was an animal lover, and enjoyed crocheting, collecting sea shells, shopping, and gardening. She is survived by four daughters and a son, Betty Callihan of Newell, Kathy Callihan Smith and husband Bob West of Donora, Timothy and wife Jeannetta Callihan of Barberton, Ohio, Barbara and husband Albert Kreitzer of New Eagle, Patricia Callihan of Youngstown, Ohio; ten grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Callihan, Jr., son, John H. Callihan and grandson, Butchie Kreitzer. Friends will be received on Saturday, January 21, from 7-9 PM and Sunday, January 22, 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Monday, January 23, at 11:00 AM with Rev. Bruce Moses officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.
Margaret Arlene McAdoo 04-23-2009 Margaret Arlene McAdoo, of Pittsburgh, died April 23, 2009 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pittsburgh. She was born in Gallatin, a daughter of the late Arthur E. and Jean Pepka McAdoo. Margaret retired with over thirty years of employment from Chevron (formerly Gulf Oil) in Pittsburgh. She is survived by sister Marlene Bitner and husband Phillip of Baldwin, two nieces Laura Popovski and husband Vasko and Kimberly Bitner, two nephews Scott Bitner and girlfriend Julie Larko and Eric Bitner; two great nieces and a great nephew:Cassandra, Anthony and Gabriella Popovski; friends that held a special place in her heart: Jean Einloth, Verna Filippelli, Dolores Husa, Madonna Smith, Marie Balogh and Mary Louise Moriarity. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers Edward and Gene McAdoo. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral service and interment will be private.
Margaret E. Smith 05-20-2012 Margaret E. Smith, 86, of Elizabeth, died Sunday, May 20, 2012 in her home. She was born April 11, 1926 in Monongahela, the daughter of Frank S. and Ruth I. Hagerty Kennedy. Mrs. Smith was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1944. During WWII she worked at Christy Park in McKeesport. For over ten years, she was the post mistress of the Bunola Post Office and was also a certified beautician, working out of her home. She was a former member of the Bunola Church of the Nazarene, where she was baptized in 1947 and the Beulah Baptist Church in West Elizabeth. She currently attended the River Hill Church of Christ in Monongahela. Later in her life, she attended California State College and earned her bachelors degree in education. Mrs. Smith was employed as a substitue teacher for the Elizabeth Forward School district and served two terms as a member of it's school board. She spent her time caring for her family and enjoyed bowling. She is survived by two sons, Joel D. "JD" Smith, Jr., and wife Pat Marvenko Smith of North Huntingdon, Leslie E. Smith of Bunola, two daughters, Trisha Smith of Elizabeth, Sallie R. Smith, DVM of Watsontown; grandsons, Reuben and Ryan Smith; brother, Merle and his wife Lenore Kennedy of Atwater, Ohio and a sister, Miriam Kennedy of Monongahela. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joel David Smith, Sr., who died on Sept. 5, 1994, brothers, Paul and Frank "Bud" Kennedy, Jr. and sisters, Dorothy Dawson and Gail Kennedy. Friends will be received on Wednesday, May 23, from 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 24 at 12:00 PM with the Rev. Paul Eisaman officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh. Contributions in Mrs. Smith's memory may be made to the River Hill Church of Christ, 2105 River Hill Rd., Monongahela, PA 15063.
Margaret H. Sadler 07-28-2010 Margaret Helen Sadler, 79, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010 in the Haven Crest Nursing Home. She was born June 19, 1931 in Monongahela, the daughter of the late George and Anna Stanko Zaruta. She was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela and a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and sewing. She is survived by her husband Thomas Sadler with whom she celebrated 56 years of marriage on June 19, 2010, her son Thomas Sadler, Jr., and his fiance Sherry Granato and a brother Joseph Popp, all of Monongahela. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Alex and Daniel Popp, and two sisters, Julia Polinsky, and Mary Filipelli. Friends will be received on Thursday, July 29, from 7-9 PM and Friday, July 30, from 2-4 and 7-9PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, July 31 at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Margie Livingston Kosar 04-02-2011 Margie M. (Livingston) Kosar, 89, of Jefferson Hills, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2011 after a long illness. She was born September 4, 1921 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Charles A. and Ella Whited Livingston. Margie was retired from the US Government, Dept. of the Army in Oakdale, and was a life member of the Floreffe VFC Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband John A. Kosar, and her children, John C. and his wife Linda Kosar of Bridgeville, Carole A. and her husband David King of Jefferson Hills, William M. and his wife Ellen Kosar of Kansas City, Missouri; five grandchildren, Kevin Kosar, Kristen Oxbrough, Christopher King, Dustin Kosar, and Matthew Kosar, and seven great grandchildren. She was the last surviving sibling of four brothers, Charles, Lawton, Arthur, and Wheaton and four sisters, Floy, Dorothy, Katherine, and Dolly. As per Margie's request, there will be no visitation and interment will be private. In memory of Margie, the family requests donations be made to Autism Speaks, Greater Pittsburgh Chapter, 8035 McKnight Rd., Suite 301, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, or to the Jefferson Hills Public Library, 925 Old Clairton Rd., Jefferson Hills, PA 15025. Arrangements entrusted to the Frye Funeral Home Inc, Monongahela, PA.
Marguretta Nusida 10-17-2008 Marguretta (Gibson) Nusida 86, of Bedford, formerly of Finleyville (Ginger Hill), died October 17, 2008 in the Donahoe Manor Nursing Home, Bedford. She was born on March 23, 1922, in Greensboro, a daughter of Clyde and Ida Mosako Gibson. Mrs. Nusida, also known as Marguretta, Gibby, Margie, Bubby and Mom, was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ in Monongahela. She served in the US Army Air Force during WW II in Victorville, CA obtaining the rank of corporal and the recipient of the American Campaign Medal, Victory Medal WW II and the Good Conduct Medal. She was formerly employed as a surgical technician at the Washington Hospital and a nurse's aid at Varner's Nursing Home in Finleyville. Ginger Hill was her home for over thirty five years. In their later years she and her husband John moved to Bedford. Mother of John Nusida and wife Bernadette of Pittsburgh, Jill Kovacic and husband George of Rutherfordton, North Carolina; Bubby of Nichole Torres and husband Nestor, Michael Nusida, Brian Nusida and wife Nicole; Grand Bubby of Alexis and Sara Nusida; In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John Nusida whom she married March 8, 1946, grandson Ammon Kovacic and brother Ted Gibson. Friends will be received on Monday, October 20, 2008 from 12-2 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held at 2:00 PM with the George Kovacic and Richard Scaglione, ministers of The Church of Jesus Christ. Interment with military honors will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. The Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad will conduct services in the funeral home on Monday at 1:45 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ, Sixth and Lincoln Streets, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Marian M. Craig 04-14-2012 Marian Margaret Craig, 85, of Monongahela, died Saturday, April 14, 2012 in Nevaeh Cove, Charleroi. She was born on April 2, 1927 in Monongahela, a daughter of the late Russell and Mary Margaret Walters Allen. Mrs. Craig was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monongahela. She was retired from Bell of PA where she worked as a telephone operator. She had also formerly worked in the circulation departments of the Daily Herald and the Valley Independent. She was also a member of the Womens Democratic Club in Monongahela. She is survived by her daughter, Donna and her husband David Tomasiak, of Donora, two grandchildren, Traci and her husband Mike Necciai of Monongahela, and Dr. Brooke Tomasiak, of Jacksonville, FL, and a sister Emma Polonoli, of Monongahela. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roger W. Craig in 2003, a brother George Allen, and a sister Dorothy Wilce. Friends will be received on Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00AM. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Marian Pearl Nagy 02-14-2012 Marian Pearl Nagy, 85, of Lafayette Hill, formerly of New Eagle, died Tuesday, February 14, 2012 in the Sunrise Assisted Living, Lafayette Hill. She was born August 9, 1926 in Fayette City, the daughter of the late Charles and Pearl Laird Fulton. Mrs. Nagy was a member of the Messiah Methodist Church in Layfayette Hill. She was formerly a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela, and the Trinity Methodist Church in McMurray. She was a graduate of the Detroit School of Commerce. She was a retired bookkeeper and accountant for Alfred Appliances, Gene Longs Insurance Co., the Detroit Herald Sun Times, and the Consolidated Coal Co. in Library. She was known by her friends and family as an avid gardner of vegetables and flowers, bingo player, and very much enjoyed spending time at the beach in the summer. She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie and husband Bob Hodgson of Harrisburg, Cindy and husband Gary Perecko of Lafayette Hill; six grandchildren, Kelley Giannetti, Dennis and Bob Hodgson, Marie Occhiogrosso, Monica McMullen, and Megan Perecko, and seven great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband John Steven Nagy and four siblings, Elaine Stephenson, Lila Rue, Betty Bissell and Charles Fulton. Friends will be received on Saturday from 11-12:00 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM with Rev. Ronald Fleming officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice, 523 Plymouth Rd., Suite 225, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.
Mariangela "Mary" Quattrone 06-12-2012 Mariangela "Mary" Urso Quattrone, 94, of Gallatin, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in her home. She was born Wednesday, Jan. 30, 1918, in Rachel, W.Va., the daughter of the late Vincenzo James and Theresa Cagliorstro Urso. Mary was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish in Monongahela. She loved cooking and taking care of her family, especially spoiling her grandchildren. She is survived by sons, Philip A. and his wife, Karen L. Quattrone of Jefferson Hills, Vincent "Jim" and his wife, Judy Quattrone of Goodyear, Ariz., and Sam and his wife, Angie Quattrone of Forward Township; daughter, Kathy and her husband, Paul Day of Monongahela; granddaughters, Ledea and her husband, John Obrist of Beaver, Amy Quattrone of Westmont, Ill., and Karina Day of Wexford; grandsons, Beau and his wife, Jennifer Quattrone of White Oak, Dr. Derrico and his wife, Sherri Quattrone of Beaver, Eric and his wife, Cheryl Quattrone of Park Ridge, Ill., Rico Day of Dormont, and Cole Quattrone of Forward Township; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Rose and her husband, Frank Orifici of Miami, Fla. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nunzio S. Quattrone on Feb. 22, 2001; three brothers, Jack, Phil and Tony Urso; and a sister, Helen Triglia. Friends will be received on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 12 to 9 p.m. in the FRYE FUNERAL HOME INC., 427 West Main St., Monongahela. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Damien of Molokai Parish (St. Anthony Church) with the Rev. John Harvey as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gallatin-Sunnyside Vol. Fire Dept., 3325 Rainbow Run Rd., Monongahela, PA 15063.
Marie Barkey Fedak 09-16-2011 Marie Barkey Fedak, 92, of Monongahela, died Friday, September 16, 2011 in the Four Oaks Personal Care Home, Monongahela. She was born September 24, 1918 in Dunkirk, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Petrick Barkey. Marie was a lifelong resident of Monongahela and a homemaker. During WW II, she worked at the Pennsylvania Railroad in Shire Oaks. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (formerly St. Anthony Parish) of Monongahela. She is survived by three brothers, George and wife Phoebe Barkey, James and wife Ethel Barkey, all of Monongahela, Charles and wife Patti Barkey of Pleasant Hills; three sisters, Dorothy Wilcosky of Garfield Heights, Ohio, Mary Ann Barkey and Elizabeth Bova, both of Monongahela; sisters-in-laws, Antoinette Barkey of Van Voorhis and Marjorie Barkey of Jacksonville, Florida; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Fedak who died December 25, 1964, brothers, Joseph, Steve, Edward, John, Clarence and Vincent R. Barkey, Vincent who died in infancy, and sisters, Helen Durieux, Stella Hillman and Irene Wilcosky. Friends will be received on Sunday, September 18, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, September 19, at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthony site, with the Rev. Patrick Barkey, nephew of Marie, as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.
Marie Barwell 11-27-2010 Marie Barwell, 93, of Finleyville, died Saturday, November 27, 2010 in Lawsons Nursing Home, Jefferson Hills. She was born August 28, 1917 in Montour 10, Library, the daughter of Thomas and Charlotte Bell Jenkins. Mrs. Barwell was a homemaker and a member of the Library Baptist Church in Finleyville. She enjoyed spending her time gardening and feeding and taking care of the birds. She is survived by her son, Ronald J. Barwell, Jr. and wife Joanne of Finleyville; two grandchildren, Brian F. Barwell of Elizabeth, Linda Marie Barwell-Brennan of Lakeworth, Florida; four grandchildren, Nichole Marie, Danielle Katlin, Brittany Lynn and Alexis Grace Brennan; sister, Martha Jenkins Christman Buffington of Imperial; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Ronald J. Barwell; three brothers, William, James and Thomas Jenkins, Jr.; and five sisters, Anna Jenkins Russell, Charlotte Jenkins Fischer, Elizabeth Jenkins Cyphert, Nettie Jenkins Waggett Bartlett and Margaret Jenkins. Friends will be received Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with Rev. John Arnold officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery, Bethel Park.
Marie E. Gricar 01-31-2011 Marie E. Gricar, 81, of Monongahela, (Fallowfield Twp.) died Monday, January 31, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born June 8, 1929 in Donora, the daughter of Stephen "Bunny" and Anne Sandulak Fancsali. Mrs. Gricar was a graduate of Donora High School and a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. For many years, Marie and her husband Ed owned and operated the Gricar farm market in Monongahela. She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Leach of Chicago, IL; her son Edward Gricar, II with whom she made her home; five grandchildren, Brian and Barry Leach, Ronnie Zelinsky,Troy Sadler, Kevin Gricar and six great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Edward William Gricar who died Dec. 21, 2010, her daughter Janet Zelinsky and brother Paul Fancsali. Friends will be received on Friday, February 4, from 2-4 and 7- 9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Memorial contributions may be made to Transfiguration Church, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Marie M. Paulick 06-06-2013 Marie M. Paulick, 87, of Forward Township, died Thursday, June 6, 2013 in the Washington Commons, Bridgeville. She was born July 17, 1925 in Forward Township, the daughter of the late Stanley and Nellie Omachel Korch. For over thirty years, Marie owned and operated Paulick's Hotel in Donora. She was a member of True Vine Anglican Church in Monongahela and a member and very active in the former Sunnyside Gallatin Senior Citizens Center. Marie loved spending time with her family, fishing, camping, playing bingo, gardening and traveling with her husband John. She is survived by two daughters and a son, Deborah Paulick Allen, Ph.D. of Upper St. Clair, James Paulick of Forward Township and Roberta Bollman and her husband William of Tennessee; four grandchildren, Amanda Allen and her husband Josh Johnson, William, Christopher and Shaun Bollman, numerous great grandchildren including, Spencer and Haley Allen-Johnson; and a sister, Cil Petrus and husband Thomas of Newport Richey, Florida. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Paulick who died July 30, 2009; two brothers, Joseph Korch and Frankie Korch who died in infancy. Friends will be received on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 1-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 1:00 PM with Rev. John Fierro officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Marie Neidermeyer Meehan 04-07-2009 Marie Catherine (Neidermeyer) Meehan, 90, of Monongahela, died April 7, 2009 in St. Anne Home, Greensburg, in the loving care of the staff of St. Anne Home and Heartland Hospice with her family members at her bedside. She was born August 6, 1918, in Monongahela, where she was a lifelong resident until her fall and injury in August 2005. She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Margaret A. Hahn Neidermeyer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Cotty Meehan in 1964; three brothers, infant Lawrence Hahn Neidermeyer in 1923, Charles Allen Kie Neidermeyer in 1996, and Joseph Benson Neidermeyer in 2008; and one sister Beatrice Greta (Neidermeyer) Lapson in 1980. Surviving is her sister Shirley Ann (Neidermeyer) Harmon of Laurel, Maryland, and several nieces and nephews. Marie worked as a switchboard operator for the Bell Telephone Company from 1936 until 1945, and was a member of Transfiguration Church, both in Monongahela.. Friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne Home, 685 Angela Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601 or to The Heartland Hospice, 3520 Route 130, Building 3, Irwin, PA 15642. The family of Marie would like to thank the staff of St. Anne Home and Heartland Hospice for the love and special care that they gave her.
Marilyn Joyce Tokar 01-10-2012 Marilyn Joyce Tokar, 77, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, January 10, 2012 in her home. She was born November 20, 1934 in North Charleroi, the daughter of John and Julia Woytovich Lutes. Marilyn was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1952. She was formerly employed at the Irvin Works in Dravosburg until 1960. She was a member of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Charleroi. Marilyn enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, especially to Atlantic City, Wheeling and Las Vegas and liked to play/work on her computer. She is survived by two daughters, Michele Sutton of Glenville, West Virginia, Marcy Arena of Naples, Florida; two granddaughters, Abigail and Sabra Sutton; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward H. Tokar who died Dec. 1, 2006 and her brother, Donald Lutes. Friends will be received on Friday, January 13, from 2-4 and 7- 9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 14, at 10:00 AM in Holy Trinity Orthodox Church with the Rev. Gregory Peterson as celebrant. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Panachida services will be held Friday evening at 7:00 PM in the funeral home.
Marjorie Grace Williams 01-24-2010 Marjorie Grace Williams, 90, of Monongahela, died Sunday, January 24, 2010 in West Malden Manor, Charleroi. She was born July 2, 1919 in Courtney, a daughter of the late Thomas Jenkins and Lillie Mae Dersam Jones. Mrs. Williams was a graduate of California University where she received a bachelor of science degree in education. She taught school in Marianna, Pleasant Hills, and Ringgold for a total of 47 years, retiring from the Monongahela Elementary Center in 1989. She was a member of California University Alumni, Penn State Education Association, National Education Association, Monongahela Valley Country Club, former Monongahela AARP, Monongahela Senior Citizens Association, Magic City Duplicate Bridge Club, and the Washington Holiday Duplicate Bridge Club. She loved to travel, and did so extensively in the United States, Europe, Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean Islands. She is survived by a son, Dr. Thomas and wife Cynthia Williams of Donora, and a grandson, Dr. Michael and wife Dr. Rachel Williams of York. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Olan Yarnall Williams on February 10, 1998, and two sisters, Amelia Tolosky, and Thelma Challinor. Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 Thursday in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Friday at 11:00AM with Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Marjorie Jo Hess 06-04-2012 Marjorie Jo Branch Hess, 48, of Marianna, formerly of Venetia, died Monday, June 4, 2012. She was born May 18, 1964 in New Eagle, the daughter of William Branch Sr. and Patricia Long Branch DuCarme. Marjorie enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She liked to read, decorate, go to flea markets and shop for other people. She is survived by two daughters and a son, Amber Branch of Monongahela, Andrew Hess of Uniontown, Angel Hess of Fredericktown; nine grandchildren, Elias, Amirah, Tayveus, Jeremiah, Christian, Dakota, Adrianna, Jaylah, Natalia; brother, William Branch, Jr. of TN; sister, Melody Pounds of Maryland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Pamela Branch and Christine DuCarme and a brother, Ronald "Lip" Branch. Friends will be received on Friday, June 8, 2012 from 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Contributions in Marjorie's memory may be made to the Frye Funeral Home, 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Mark Alan Nones 08-09-2009 Private services were held for Mark Alan Nones, 57, of Monongahela who died August 10, 2009 in his home. He was born on Wednesday, April 30, 1952, in Monongahela, a son of Renato "Reno" and Berne Burgoyne Nones. Mark was a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania, and was currently employed as Chief Fire Inspector at US Steel Clairton Works. In addition to his parents he is survived by a son, Dean John Nones of Carroll Twp., sister, JoAnn and her husband Dennis Root of Fremont, Oh, two brothers, Bruce and his wife Mary Jane Nones, of Milford, NJ, and Eric Nones of Chicago, Ill, and two nieces and nephews. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Mark David Surace 01-19-2013 Mark David Surace, 53, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Saturday, January 19, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born January 28, 1959 in New Eagle, the son of Marie Gamble Surace who survives and resides in New Eagle and the late Paul Surace who died February 25, 2001. Mark was a Ringgold High School graduate, class of 1977. He owned and operated Surace Construction Incorporated for over thirty years. He also owned Mark Surace and Associates, which he served as a construction expert in arbitration proceedings. Mark was certified in the state of Pennsylvania by the Department of Labor and Industry as a residential/plumbing inspector, and also by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a Renovations, Repair and Painting Inspector. For several years, he was chairman of the Carroll Township Uniform Construction Code Zoning Appeals Board and was past president of Southwest Constructions Inc. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Valley Inn Sportsmen Club. Mark was a man about town who touched many people. He was a hard working man who lived his life to the fullest. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his companion, Patricia Karczewski of Export; sister, Teresa Surace McGrew and husband Thomas of Bethel Park; brother, Paul A. Surace of Bethel Park; neice, Jennifer Boyle and husband Kevin; two nephews, Paul Michael Surace and Ryan James Surace; two great nephews, Landon James Boyle and Ryan Shannon Surace; two special girls, his Goddaughter, Amara Francesca Behanna and her sister Olivia DeRose Behanna; and many wonderful friends. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Edward James Surace. Friends will be received on Monday, January 21, 2013 from 7-9 PM and Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Elder Richard Scaglione officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 707 Grant Street, Suite 3700, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Marlene H. Rach 11-14-2011 Marlene L. Rach, 76, of Monongahela, died Monday, November 14, 2011 in the Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born September 12, 1935 in Charleroi, the daughter of the late Irene Deitz. Until its closing, Marlene along with her husband, Joel, worked at the family owned and operated Rach's Furniture Store in Charleroi. Currently she was working with her son at Mon Valley Urology in Monongahela. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (Transfiguration Church) in Monongahela. One of her favorite pastimes was boating at Deep Creek, Maryland. She is survived by her husband, Joel H. Rach with whom she celebrated 57 years of marriage on December 26, 2010; six children, Joel F. Rach, M.D. of Monongahela, Karen Boretsky, M.D. and husband Bob Boretsky, M.D. of Pittsburgh, Linda and husband Mark Smida of Monongahela, Nancy and husband Greg Lentz of Cleveland, Ohio, Dennis Rach of Monongahela, Brian and wife Jimmie Rach of Bethel Park; thirteen grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Friends will be received on Wednesday, November 16, from 2- 4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, November 17 at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish (Transfiguration Church) with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Interment will be held in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Marlene's memory and in honor of her grandson to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2 Gateway Center 13N, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
Martha Myers 03-25-2013 Martha Petrick Myers, 76, of Monongahela, died Monday, March 25, 2013 in the Washington County Health Center. She was born March 11, 1937 in Dunkirk, the daughter of Stephen and Susan Kascak Petrick. Along with her husband, Bob, Martha owned and operated the former Myers and Myers Hardware Store in Monongahela. She is survived by two sons and two daughters, Robert Myers and wife Sharon of Monongahela, Barbara Myers of Monongahela, Donna Weller and husband Brian of New Cumberland, John Myers of Monongahela; four grandchildren, Hanna and William Myers, Megan and Amanda Weller; two great grandchildren, Ridley and Winter Lewis; sister, Dorothy Haller of Monongahela; her companion dogs, Misty and Murphy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, M. Robert Myers who died October 7, 1992; granddaughter, Beth Myers; and sister, Mildred Trewet. Private services were held Thursday in the Monongahela Cemetery with the Rev. William Terza officiating. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to the Washington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330.
Martha Tosi Brounce 08-21-2011 Martha Tosi Brounce, 79, of Monongahela, died Sunday, August 21, 2011 in her home. She was born November 3, 1931 in North Charleroi, the daughter of Morris and Anna Buffano Tosi. Mrs. Brounce was formerly employed at the Halpern Sewing Factory in Monessen and New Eagle. Since the 1980's until recently, she was employed at the Rostraver Ice Arena and was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish in Monongahela. She is survived by her husband, William D. Brounce with whom she celebrated 57 years of marriage on February 14, 2011; son, William R. and wife Gale Brounce of Carroll Twp.; daughters, Vickie and husband Dennis "Nubbs" Necciai with whom she made her home, Dianna and husband Cary Radabaugh of Monongahela; seven grandchildren, Heidi (Richard) Zimmerman, Heather and husband Scott Lucy, Michael and wife Traci Necciai, Schuyler and Cody Brounce, Justin Stoy, Mason Radabaugh; four great grandchildren, Dustin Zimmerman, Jenna, Gabrianna and Dekotah Lucy; sister, Catherine Muzina of Monongahela. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Angelo and Joseph Tosi. Private visitations and funeral services were held in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Interment followed in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville.
Martha Zuraw Liptak 04-01-2009 Martha Zuraw Liptak, 92, of Severna Park, Maryland, formerly of Monongahela, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009. She was born September 17, 1916, in Monessen, a daughter of Panteleimon and Melania Dvorak Zuraw. Mrs. Liptak was formerly employed at Corning Glass in Charleroi and was a member of the Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church in Monongahela. She was an excellent cook and an outstanding baker, loved spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed playing cards and crossword puzzles. She is survived by daughter Denise L. and husband Gary Hershberger of Arnold, Maryland, son David F. Liptak and wife Pia of Rochester, New York; three grandchildren: Susan R. Edmondson and husband Tristan, Erin L. Wienk and husband Adam and Carena Liptak In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Benjamin Frank Liptak who died October 28, 1989, daughter Maxine Joyce Liptak who died in infancy, four brothers Adam, John, Peter and Steven Zuraw and three sisters Florence Formato, Julia Spadafore and Anna Marie Mollis. Friends will be received on Saturday, April 11 from 11-1 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Raymond Ursin officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Martin (Carpeta) Moser, Sr. 04-14-2011 Martin Edward (Carpeta) Moser, Sr., 60, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Thursday, April 14, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born December 7, 1950 in New Eagle, the son of John and Rose Botsko Carpeta. Mr. Moser was a lifetime resident of Monongahela. He was a veteran of the US Navy on the U.S.S. America during the Vietnam War. He was an employee of Corning (World Kitchen) in Charleroi from 1978 until his retirement in 2006. Mr. Moser was also a mechanic and owned and operated a service station prior to his employment at Corning (World Kitchen). He enjoyed auto mechanics as a hobby after his retirement. He is survived by his son, Martin E. Moser, Jr. with whom he resided; three daughters, Cher Moser and Rena Moser Stirling, both of Elizabeth, Latricia McNatt Scicchitano Ginger and husband Micheal of Rostraver; four grandchildren, Latricia (Tia) Scicchitano, Anthony Scicchitano III, Devin Scicchitano and Micheal Ginger, all of Rostraver; sister, Joyce Carpeta Eckels and husband Bill of Monongahela; brother, John Carpeta, Jr. of Donora; three nieces, Tina Porter and husband Brian of Charleroi, Deborah Angelo of Langeltoth, Billie Fronzaglio and husband Anthony of Lower Belle Vernon; nephew, John Eckels of Monongahela. Mr. Moser was preceded in death recently by his ex wife and lifetime friend, Ruthann Abbey Burgoyne this past January. Friends will be received on Sunday, April 17, 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Monday, April 18, at 11:00 AM Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Marttha Lee Jurovcik 11-10-2012 Martha Lee Jurovcik, 73, of Bentleyville, died Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Donnell House in Washington. She was born June 17, 1939 in New Eagle, the daughter of the late George Joseph Jr. and Katherine Louise Gates Kline. Mrs. Jurovcik was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Bethel Park, where she was a former member of their choir, the United Methodist Women and the Teddy Bear Ministry. She worked many years as a registered nurse at the Monongahela Valley Hospital, Canonsburg Hospital and with Albert Gallatin Home Health Care. Mrs. Jurovcik was a graduate of Monongahela High School and was active with it's reunion committee. She enjoyed old movies, musicals, concerts, spending time with her grandchildren, doing outside work at her home and swimming. She is survived by her son, Paul Jurovcik, Jr. of Scenery Hill; two daughters, Mary Martha Jurovcik of Bentleyville, Beth A. Jurovcik-Walsh of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren, Lauren Rae and Adem Laine Jurovcik; sister, JoAnn Louise Ward of Youngstown, Ohio. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Paul Jurovcik, Sr. who died September 26, 1998 and her brother, George "Scotty" Kline. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 4:00 PM with the Rev. Cynthia Schneider officiating at the Peelor Chapel of the Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102. Memorial contributions may be made to CORE, ATTN: Joe Weber, 204 Sigma Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.The Frye Funeral Home Inc. of Monongahela is in charge of the arrangements.
Marvin Lee Conner 05-04-2010 Marvin Lee Conner, 90, of Charleroi, (Fallowfield Twp.), died Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at his home. He was born September 30, 1919, in Tornado, West Virginia, a son of Charles Marshall and Elizabeth Susan Legg Conner. Mr. Conner was a retired lineman employed by AT&T in Pittsburgh, and worked mainly in the Mon Valley area. He was a US Army veteran serving during WW II with the Army Corps of Engineers. He was a member of the dart ball league at the Grace United Methodist Church in Coal Center. He enjoyed listening to gospel music and loved to spend time working on his farm. He is survived by his wife Maxine M. McGinty Conner with whom he celebrated 61 years of marriage on Decemebr 31, 2009; his daughter Mary and husband Jeff Klinger of Bentleyville; and his brother Charles Harley and wife Eva Lowe Conner of Tornado, West Virginia. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers Carl, J. Irvin and Melvin "Woody" Conner and two sisters Ruby Pullen and Gladys Sowards. Friends will be received on Thursday from 4-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral services and interment will be held on Friday at 10:30 AM in the chapel of the Monongahela Cemeteery with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Anyone that is planning on attending the funeral service on Friday is asked to please gather at the Monongahela Cemetery chapel.
Mary Malyuk 05-31-2013 Mary Malyuk, 89, of Finleyville, died Friday May 31, 2013 in St. Clair Hospital. She was born May 1, 1924 in Fayette County, the daughter of Steve and Anna Krasnik. Mary graduated from South Huntington High School. She worked as a telephone operator in Greensburg and then Monongahela. She was a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Monongahela where she and her husband, Steve were married. Mary sang for years in the church choir and was an active member of the ladies guild. Mary loved to bake for the church bake sales. She also enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles. Mary traveled extensively having visited Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Hawaii, Europe and South Africa. Mary and her husband were blessed with two children. She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Linda and husband Phil Fabian of Scottsdale, Arizona and her son, Steven and wife Casey of Peters Township and her many friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Steve Malyuk who died May 16, 2009 and her brother Michael Krasnik. Friends will be received on Monday, June 3, 2013 from 7-9 pm and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A blessing service will be held at 8:45 am Wednesday, June 5, 2013 in the funeral home followed by a funeral service at 9:30 am in St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Sixth and Marne Streets, Monongahela, with the Very Rev. Edward Pehanich as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Panachida services will be held Tuesday evening at 7 :00 pm in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 314 Sixth Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Mary Toth 03-31-2012 Mary Toth, 85, of Monongahela, died Saturday, March 31, 2012 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born June 1, 1926 in Monongahela, the daughter of Paul and Julia Sosko Toth. Mary retired from US Steel, Southside of Pittsburgh after numerous years as a secretary. She was a member of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Monongahela where she was very active. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved to feed and watch the birds and other animal life from her porch or just sitting inside her home and looking out. She enjoyed being outdoors and planting flowers and vegetable gardening. Many years ago, she also enjoyed playing bingo. Mary is survived by her sister, Helen and husband Joseph Zak of Port Neches, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Julia Rechichar and brothers, George and Michael Toth. Friends will be received on Monday, April 2, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 3, at 11:00 AM in the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church with Very Rev. George Yatsko as celebrant. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Panachida services will be held on Monday evening at 7:30 pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made in Mary's memory to Special Olympics, c/o 144 Cummins Avenue, Houston, PA 15342.
Mary Talbert 04-07-2009 Mary Talbert, 92, of Monongahela (Carroll Twp.), passed away on April 7, 2009 at her son's home in California, Pennsylvania. Mary was the daughter of Raymond Turic (Jeremija Hutyriak) and Elizabeth (Pelagia Kohut) Turic. Mary was born on Easter Sunday, April 23, 1916, in Kelly Hollow, Forward Twp. She was married on June 10, 1940 to Arch Talbert. They were married for over 63 years until Arch's death on October 3, 2003. When Arch enlisted in the Navy during World War II, Mary went to work as a governess for the three Campbell children in Fox Chapel. Following the war, Arch and Mary bought a thirty acre apple orchard in Carroll Twp. that they called home for the next sixty years. Mary was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monongahela where she was a member of its Philathea Sunday school class and was a former deaconess. She was also a member of the Monongahela Historical Society, the Red Hats and the former Monongahela AARP. She was a care giver for her brother-in-law, the Rev. Charles C. Colas and enjoyed sewing, gardening and flowers. She is survived by her son Charles Talbert of California, her daughter Gayle Wilkinson and husband Robert of Midothian, Virginia; two granddaughters Leslie Jane Wilkinson of Los Angeles, California and Elaine Keyser and husband Joshua of Miami, Florida; brother Eugene Turic and wife Bella of Monongahela; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers John, Wasel, Michael, Nick and Harry Turic and four sisters Antoinette Turic, Anne Smith, Agnes Frye and Rose Macik. Friends will be received on Friday 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Mark Schollaert officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 601 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to the Monongahela Historical Society, P.O. Box 152, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Mary Luci 06-05-2009 Mary Luci, 80, of New Eagle, died unexpectedly, Friday, June 5, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born January 30, 1929, in Reggio Calabria, Italy, a daughter of Joseph and Maria Ambesia. Mary was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. She was very devoted to her family, a loving women who was honest and good to her friends. She enjoyed playing bingo and going to casinos. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by two sons Vito Luci and wife Sandra of Swissvale, Rocco Luci and Bessie E. Newman of Elrama;. two daughters Mary Rotta and husband Rino, Nancy Baker and husband James, all of South Park; five grandchildren: Rino J., Roxanne Marie, Timothy D., Shawn J. & Bobbie Rae; two great grandchildren: Zachary and Isabella. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Dominic Luci who died October 27, 1984. Friends will be received on Monday 7-9 PM and Tuesday 4-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.
Mary Kascik 09-18-2011 Mary Kascik, 101, of Monongahela, died Sunday, September 18, 2011 in Nevaeh Cove, Charleroi. She was born December 8, 1909 in Wall, the daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Kucharchik Walko. Mrs. Kascik lived through the great depression. She enjoyed ballroom dancing during the 1920's. She was employed by the National Biscuit Company in East Liberty, Westinghouse Air Brake in Wilmerding and at Hills Restaurant in New Eagle. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (formerly Transfiguration Parish) and the 4 Season's Bowling League at Brunswick 51 Lanes. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, baking and was a long time dedicated Pittsburgh Steeler fan. Mrs. Kascik and her husband John spent two months traveling through 26 states to see the entire midwest and western states. She is survived by her daughter, Joan E. Kascik Sala with whom she made her home; grandsons, Gary and wife Cletha Sala of Moon Township, Larry and wife Patricia Sala of Rostraver Township, David Sala of Scottdale; great grandchildren, Jennifer, Kelly and Kurt Sala; brother, John Walko of Canonsburg; many nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, John Kascik who died February 3, 2004; daughter, Eleanor M. Kascik who died in 1945; son-in-law, Kasmier Sala who died June 25, 2006; brothers, Michael, George and Steve Walko; and sisters, Elizabeth Kocsis and Barbara Kosanovich. Friends will be received on Wednesday, September 21, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration site, with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in St. Michael's Greek Catholic Cemetery, Donora. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society of Washington County, P.O. Box 275, Washington, PA 15301 or to the American Heart Association, 777 Penn Center Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15235.
Mary Ann Pesognelli 06-27-2009 Mary Ann Pesognelli, 94, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Monongahela, died Saturday, June 27, 2009 in the Center for Compassionate Care, Pittsburgh. She was born on February 22, 1915, in Monongahela, a daughter of Albert and Caroline Troncatti Pesognelli. Miss Pesognelli earned her teaching degree from California State Teachers College. She taught school for 36 years, starting her teaching career in Mariana, then at Monongahela Junior High School and finishing in the Pittsburgh school district. After retirement, she was a travel agent in Pittsburgh for eighteen years. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters Kathryn Drotos and Madeline Pesognelli and a brother John Pesognelli. Friends are invited to attend services on Thursday at 1:00 PM in the chapel of the Monongahela Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc., is in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Ann Vignoli 12-27-2013 Mary Ann Vignoli, 69, of New Eagle, died unexpectedly Friday, December 27, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born March 4, 1944 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of George Corbin, Sr., who survives and resides in Finleyville and the late Bertha Kozak Corbin. Mary was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1962 and was Catholic by faith. For several years, she was employed as a custodian by the Ringgold School district retiring in 2001. She was a member of the Hoot Owl Athletic Association in New Eagle and the Slovak Club in Monongahela. Mary enjoyed bingo, cooking and watching football, especially the Steelers. In addition to her father, she is survived by two daughters and two sons, Isla Wall of Monongahela and her fiance' Ray Bianchi of New Eagle, Arthur Fine at home, Gary Fine and wife Nancy of New Eagle, Michelle Cafasso and husband Bruce of Ansonia, CT; step son, Philip "Randy" Vignoli of Carroll Township, step daughter-in-law, Judy Vignoli of New Eagle; eleven grandchildren, Billy and Sandie Gerba, Lovey Vignoli, James Schock, Rae Lynn Bianchi, Brittany Kearns and husband Trevor, Bryan Vignoli, David Fine, Gary Fine and fiance' Renee Smith, Dane and Katie Schock; two great grandsons, Alex Kearns and Devin Sitte; brother, George Corbin and wife Billie of New Eagle; sister, Rose Belak of McDonald; several nieces also survive; and Mary's beloved kitty, Misty. She is preceded in death by her husband, Philip Vignoli, Jr. who died February 15, 2011; son, David Michael Fine; and step son, Gene Vignoli. Friends will be received on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12:00 PM with the Pastor Douglas Kearns officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.
Mary C. Douglas 07-31-2009 Mary C. Maxymczak Douglas, 83, of Monongahela, died Friday, July 31, 2009 in the Mon Valley Care Center, Monongahela. She was born August 4, 1925 in McKeesport, a daughter of Alex and Rose Podstawska Maxymczak. Mrs. Douglas was raised and grew up in Elrama. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Monongahela and a retired seamstress after twenty five years of employment at the Halpern (Halco) Sewing Factory in New Eagle. She loved spending time with her daughter, Patty, especially shopping, frequenting restaurants and traveling. She is survived by two daughters and a son: Marlene and husband Bert Smith of Pensacola, Florida, Robert and wife Angie Douglas of Monongahela, Patty Douglas with whom she made her home; step grandson Greg Skinkis, two brothers Mike Maxymczak of Elizabeth Twp., John "Sutz" Maxymczak of Elrama, sister Dolores "Babe" and husband Joseph Staffen of Riverhill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James R. Douglas who died June 1, 1984, and her brother Alex Edward Maxymczak. Friends will be received on Monday from 1-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 9:00 AM with the Rev. Raymond DiCamillo officiating. Committal services and entombment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh.
Mary Catherine Lee 11-03-2013 Mary Catherine O'Toole Lee, 81, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Monongahela, died November 3, 2013 at her daughter's home. She was born April 11, 1932 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Martin and Julia Cassidy O'Toole. While residing in Monongahela, Mary Catherine was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church. She was a well respected legal secretary for over forty years in both the Pittsburgh and Cincinnati areas. She enjoyed sewing and traveling. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Catherine Lee of Cincinnati, Ohio; three sons, Raymond Thomas Lee, III and his wife Dorothy of Dublin, Ohio, Martin Donald Lee and his wife Kathleen of Laguna Nigel, California, Patrick Richard Lee and his wife Kimberly of Tampa, Florida; six grandchildren, Michelle Lee Leonard and her husband Stephen, Raymond Thomas Lee, IV, Katherine Lee Hayes and her husband David, Joshua Martin Lee, Devin Patrick Lee and Kristine Marie Lee; great grandchild, Mackenzie Lee Hayes; three sisters, Ann Hammer and her husband Donald of Red Wing, MN, Patricia McKenna of Pittsburgh; sister-in-law, Elizabeth O'Toole of Lakewood, Ohio; many nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Thomas Lee, Jr. who died on January 14, 1991; brother, Martin O'Toole; brother-in-law, Richard McKenna; and a nephew, Matthew O'Toole. Friends will be received on Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral prayers will begin at 9:30 am on Friday, November 8, 2013 in the funeral home, followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:00AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Mary Frances Berry 09-23-2010 Mary Frances Berry, 87, of Finleyville, died Thursday, September 23, 2010 at the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born January 17, 1923 in Finleyville, the daughter of Clarence and Zelma Rutan Morrison. Mrs. Berry retired after 30 years from Scientific Kit Corporation, working in both Finleyville and Venetia. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her daughter Charlene Krayvo and her husband Greg of Southside; four sons, Lester Berry and his wife Chris of Monongahela, Randy Berry of New Eagle, Malcolm Berry and his wife Susan of Muse, Dennis Berry of Finleyville, and Larry Berry and his wife Diana of Greencastle; ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Albert Harry Berry, daughter Kathy Paul, and a sister Doris Jean who died in infancy. Friends will be received on Sunday from 1-4 and 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Thomas Hoeke officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in Mingo Cemetery, Finleyville.
Mary G. White 03-07-2014 Mary G. White, 87, of River Hill, Monongahela, died Friday, March 7, 2014 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born January 26, 1927 in Forward Township, the daughter of Joseph and Ruth Griffith Scagline. Mary was a member of the Christian Center Church in Belle Vernon, where she formerly taught Sunday school, helped with vacation Bible school and the Daisies, an arts and crafts group. She also attended the River Hill Church of Christ in Monongahela. Mary loved going to her cabin in the mountains and spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed baking, canning, ceramics and was an avid Pirate fan. She is survived by two sons, John D. White and wife Bunny of River Hill, Robert J. White and wife Elizabeth of Buckhannon, West Virginia; six grandchildren, Kirk White and wife Natalie, Tracy Martin, Tiffany Coles and husband Kevin, Ryan White and wife Sandy, Gabriel White and wife Lindsey, Timothy White; fourteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Sarah Brizzi and Elizabeth Munger, both of Smock; two brothers, Donald Scagline and wife Jane of New Eagle, Joseph Scagline and wife Shirley of Ulysses. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley S. White who died November 25, 1991 and her brother, John Scagline. Friends will be received on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. Memorial contributions may be made to the River Hill Church of Christ, 2501 River Hill Road, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to the Christian Center Church,130 Charity Lane, Belle Vernon, PA 15012.
Mary Jane Stoffel Certelli 01-06-2012 Mary Jane Stoffel Certelli, 90, of Coraopolis, formerly of West Elizabeth died Friday, January 6, 2012 in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born September 21,1921 in Charleroi, the daughter of Irwin and Phoebe Davis Weight. Mary Jane graduated from Monongahela High School. She worked at Christy Park during WWII and retired after 15 years of employment at Bargain Corner in Elizabeth. She had resided in West Elizabeth for forty years. She loved her family, travel, bingo and winning at the casino. She is survived by her son, William C. Stoffel of Jefferson Hills; daughter, Luana G. (Dennis) Sevick of Moon Township; step daughter, Tressa (George) DelliSanti of Tobyhanna; grandchildren, William C. (Lori) Stoffel Jr., Brett Stoffel, Denise (Brian) Sevick Bortree, Jennifer (Dirk) Sevick Kiesewetter, Autumn (David) Sevick Bupp, Joshua (Leigh) Sevick, Mary (Chaz) Sevick Pardue; eight step grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; many loved step great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William O. Stoffel, her second husband, Frank Certelli; daughter-in-law, Barbara Stoffel; step son and step daughter-in-law, Eugene and Shirley Certelli; brothers, Ernest and Frank Weight. Friends will be received on Sunday, January 8, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Monday, January 9, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Larry Walker officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Mary L. Castagna 02-20-2012 Mary L. Castagna, 94, of Dallas, Texas, died Monday, February 20, 2012 in Heritage Gardens Nursing Home, Carrollton, Texas. She was born June 11, 1917 in Herminie, the daughter of James and Angelina Mansuetti Battisti. Mrs. Castagna was formerly of East Main Street in Monongahela and a former member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (St. Anthonys Church). She is survived by her son, Ronald R. Castagna of China; daughter, Jacqueline Castagna of Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren, David and Lisa Castagna, Cherie Bauch, Tiffany Cash; great grandchild, Preston Bauch. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest "Babe" Castagna; brothers, Romeo, Albert, Peter and Louis Battisti and a sister, Violet Lamus. A private blessing service was held at the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela with the Rev. William Terza officiating. Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.
Mary M. Greaves 01-07-2014 Mary M. Greaves, 91, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014 in the Mon Valley Care Center. She was born November 21, 1922 in New Eagle, the daughter of Benjamin Raymond and Gertrude Agnes Moore Walters. During World War II, Mary worked in the shipyard as a welder at the American Bridge Company in Ambridge. She then worked as a welder and machinist in Cleveland during the Korean War. After the wars, Mary resided in the state of California and worked in a machine shop for numerous years, before moving back to Monongahela. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church. She was the last of her immediate family. Mary is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Michael Gondos; her second husband, Frank Greaves; five brothers, Raymond, Richard, Bernard, Edward and infant Joseph Walters; and four sisters, Teresa Gamble, Gertrude Jurofcik, Sara Mae Johnson and Hannah Hommey. Friends will be received on Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:30 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Memorial contributions may be made to the Father Leger Memorial Fund, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Mary Maude McWilliams 01-07-2010 Mary Maude McWilliams, 97, of New Eagle, formerly of Donora, died Thursday, January 7, 2010 in her home. She was born May 23, 1912, in Redstone Twp., a daughter of the late William Henry and Flora Catherine Blair. Mrs. McWilliams was a member of the former First United Methodist Church in Donora. During WW II, she worked as a burner on the railroad at Shire Oaks. She also was employed in the housekeeping department at the former Monongahela Memorial Hospital in New Eagle and also as an elevator operator at the former Cox's Department Store in Charleroi. For over thirty years, her and her husband Albert owned and operated the McWilliams Service Station on Meldon Avenue in Donora. Mrs. McWilliams loved being at home and enjoyed planting her flowers. She is survived by her daughter Betty and husband Sam Milton with whom she made her home; three grandchildren Jodi Petrisek, Robin and husband Tim Donahoe and Samantha Milton and a great grandson Lukas Donahoe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Albert McWilliams who died in 1992, daughter Lynda Petrisek, sister Edith Long and two brothers James and Willard Blair. Funeral services will be held at Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora on Monday, January 11, 2010 at 12:00 PM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Rose "Bunny" Rostosky 04-10-2011 Mary Rose "Bunny" Rostosky, 71, of Finleyville, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 in her home She was born April 8, 1940 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of James Gallogly and Nancy McNelis Gallogly Brown. For fifteen years, Bunny owned and operated Rabbit Hutch Ceramics in Finleyville. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She spent her life caring for her family. She was Catholic by faith. She was the beloved mother of Ivan Rostosky, George G. Rostosky, Jr. and Nancy Rostosky-Woods and husband Robert Dale, all of Finleyville; beloved grandmother of Andrew Edward Rostosky, Levi, Gabriella and Garrett Woods; and beloved sister of Shirley Provident of Pittsburgh. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband George G. "Butsy" Rostosky who died October 18, 2003. Friends will be received on Tuesday, April 12, 2-4 and 7-9 and Wednesday, April 13, 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 14, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Linda Jaberg officiating. Interment will follow in Mingo Cemetery, Finleyville. Memorial contributions may be made in Bunny's memory to Mingo Cemetery (for perpetual care and beautification of the cemetery), 526 Mingo Church Road, Finleyville, PA 15332.
Matthew Bereznay 01-09-2014 Matthew N. Bereznay, 61, of New Eagle, died Thursday, January 9, 2014 in McMurray Hills Manor. He was born December 16, 1952 in Monongahela, the son of the late Charles Bereznay and Ruth Walters Bereznay who survives and resides in Belle Vernon. Matthew was employed for over twenty five years as a mortage loan officer for several different company's, retiring from West Penn Financial in Pittsburgh. A licensed pilot at the age of 19, he had a passion for flying. He also was an avid golfer, loved sports, taking walks in Mingo Park and performing his job. He is survived by his wife, Jean Read Bereznay with whom he celebrated nineteen years of marriage on October 1, 2013; son, Michael and his wife Amy Bereznay of Sewickley; two grandsons, Carson and Logan Bereznay; brother, John and his wife Vanessa Bereznay of Belle Vernon; sister, Gail Bell of Monongahela. Friends will be received on Monday, January 13, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM with Rev. William Lusk, officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Avenue, Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
Matthew F. Milasincic 10-29-2013 Matthew Frances Milasincic, 71, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Tuesday, October 29, 2013. He was born February 12, 1942 in Monessen, the son of the late Joseph and Frances Ravenchak Milasincic and the beloved husband of the late Beverly Marie Toplonsky Milasincic who passed away September 14, 2012. Matthew was retired from the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 354 in Youngwood. He traveled locally and abroad as a pipefitter, including Power Piping in Donora, various steel mills and in the Pittsburgh and Ohio areas. He is survived by his son, Matthew Milasincic at home; two daughters, Paige Milasincic of Denver, Colorado, Heather Milasincic and grandson, Gage Milasincic, both of Littleton, Colorado; two brothers, Joseph and wife Irene Milasincic of the North Side, Pittsburgh, Nick Milasincic of Maumee, Ohio; four sisters, Kay Pakish of Monessen, Marie Bednarczyk of Bowling Green, Ohio, Barbara and husband Ted Alatsis and Caroline Vasko, all of Monessen; two brothers-in-law, Russell and wife Janet Hoade, Jose' Garcia; two sisters-in-law, Peggy and husband Darryl Snyder, Penny G. Naylor and her daughter Sara; numerous nieces, nephews and loving friends also survive including Fran Bauer and Sally and husband Dave Bradstock, all of Donora. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Roseanna Yohe; brother, Rudolph Milasincic; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bennie and Peggy Paxton Garcia; and brother-in-law, Bennie Garcia, Jr. At Matthew's request, there will be no visitations or funeral service. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Maurice "Sonny" Brunell 12-18-2011 Maurice L. "Sonny" Brunell, 71, of Stewartstown, formerly of Bethel Park, died Sunday, December 18, 2011 in his home. He was born August 18, 1940 in Pittsburgh, the son of Maurice Edward and Mary Fanty Brunell. He is survived by his wife of fifty two years, Jean Duke Brunell; daughters, Patty Dolansky and Wendy Brunell; son, David and wife Tracey Brunell; grandchildren, Emily Fitzpatrick, Hunter Smith and Noah Brunell; sisters, Sherry, Lyndi and Debbie and brothers, Edward and Kenny. Private services were held in the chapel of the Monongahela Cemetery. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela was in charge of the arrangements.
McClain Mary Belle 11-07-2013 Mary Belle McClain, 70, of Richeyville, passed away in her home on Thursday, November 7, 2013 after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 21, 1943, a daughter of the late David Warren and Violet Mae (Lytle) Smith of Monongahela. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, David Thomas, Gene McClain and her sister, Cherrie Carden. A longtime Brownsville area resident, Mary Belle worked as a nurse's aide at the former Golden Age Nursing Home and Dollar General Store in Brownsville and most recently at Subway in Bentleyville. Besides caring for and spending time with three generations of loving family members, she enjoyed being a homemaker, sewing, crafts, holiday baking and candy making. Mary Belle is survived by her sons; David Thomas and his wife Paula of Florida, John Thomas and his wife Natalie of Canonsburg, Daniel Thomas and his wife Tracy of Belle Vernon, Wayne Donahue and his wife Holly of McMurray, Michael Cowden and his wife Sherry of Scenery Hill; daughters, Mary Jane Innes and her husband George of Richeyville and Darla Hall and fiance Arthur Coleman of Monongahela; beloved grandchildren, Sarah, Bruce, Alex and Randall Thomas, Perry and Dawn Innes, Jaime Drake, Christina Hall, Shelby Cowden, Cameron and Landon Donahue, Ashley Obrien, Amber Polanowski; five great-grandchildren; brothers, David Smith and his wife Jean of Monongahela, Frank Smith and his wife Cheryl of Speers; sister, Violet "Jackie" Martin of Gastonville; and several nieces and nephews. "Gram, your pain is gone and you will be greatly missed and forever loved by your family." Friends will be received on Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 6-9 pm and Monday, November 11, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-9 pm in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 11:00 am with the Rev. Mark Schollaert officiating. Mary Belle will be escorted by her sons, and grandsons, Bruce and Perry with interment in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, PA.
Michael Pawelchek 12-28-2008 Michael Pawelchek, 93, of Monongahela, Forward Twp., died Sunday, December 28, 2008, in Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born September 16, 1915 in Forward Twp., a son of the late Ignatius and Mary Fedor Pawelchek. Mr. Pawelchek was in the US Coast Guard until he was discharged in1945. He then enlisted in the Merchant Marines retiring after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Monongahela. He enjoyed vegetable gardening, spending time with his family and reading. He is survived by three sisters, Anne Bilak of Elizabeth Twp., Sue Marchewka of Monongahela, Steffa Walters of Forward Twp.,numerous nieces and nephews also survive.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Legeza, and Helen Koval, and three brothers, John Zagursky, Peter, and Andy Pawelchek. Friends will be received on Monday from 7-9 PMin the Frye Funeral Home, 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a Pomen Service will be held at 7:30 PM. A Panachida service will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday at 1:00PM with the Very Rev. George Yatsko officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Michael Gori 01-02-2010 Michael Oliver Gori, 53, of Donora, was prayed into heaven on Saturday, January 2, 2010, in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born September 7, 1956 in New Eagle, a son of Ida Mae Franchi Gori of Monongahela, and the late Leon Michael Gori. Michael was a graduate of Mon Valley Catholic High School, class of 1974 and a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. Along with his wife Ruth, he owned and operated Auto Care Center in Donora and Rostraver, and Gori and Gori Automotive in Rostraver. Michael loved to work at building his businesses. He enjoyed Sunday morning breakfast, going out to eat, his truck, western movies, building model ships, photography, and spending time with his family, especially his grandsons. He is survived by his soulmate, who he found after 25 years and wife of 19 months, Ruth Groetzinger Gori; daughter Meghan Tylus of Venetia; two step sons Stephen Weinstein at home and Jeffrey Weinstein of Belle Vernon, and two grandsons Riley and Cole Tylus. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Everyone attending the funeral is to meet at Transfiguration Church on Wednesday for a mass of Christian burial at 10:00AM with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant.
Michael Rusin 10-24-2012 Michael Rusin, 91, of Monteagle, TN, formerly of Monongahela, died on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 in the Willows Hospice in Tennessee. He was born October 22, 1921 in Monongahela, the son of the late Andrew and Mary Resetar Rusin. Michael was one of six children. He and his three brothers served in World War II, with Michael serving in the US Coast Guard. While residing in Monongahela, he was employed by US Steel. Michael moved to Tenessee in the early 1990's. He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Decherd, TN and was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and a longtime member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife Dorothy Koeper Miles Rusin; their children, Mary Christine Rusin Asmussen (Christopher), Barbara Rusin, Ralph Nicosia-Rusin (Jennifer), Michele Rusin (Michael Schmid), Catherine Rusin, James Miles (Lola), Paul Miles (Lillian), Wayne Miles (Ina) and David Miles (Sharon); grandchildren, Mark, Alison, Michael, Ian, Kendall, Deanna, Jeff, Jamie, Jeannette, Paul, Billy, Rebecca and Jennifer; beloved nieces and nephews also survive. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Elizabeth Rusin; brothers, George, Peter and Andrew Rusin; sisters, Elizabeth Bradish and Mary Fedak; stepson, Gary Miles (Jerri) and granddaughter, Lauren Nicosia-Rusin. Friends are invited to attend a grave side service on Tuesday, October 30 at 11:00AM at the Monongahela Cemetery with the Rev. William Terza officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Good Shepherd School Tuition Assistance Fund, 2037 Decherd Blvd, Decherd, TN 37324, or to St. Andrew's-Sewanee School, 290 Quintard Road, Sewanee, TN 37375, or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main St, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Michael G. Brady 07-26-2011 Michael G. Brady, 53, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 26, 2011 in his home. He was born February 18, 1958 in Pittsburgh, the son of Mary Spernak Brady with whom he made his home and the late Richard P. Brady who died January 7, 2009. Michael was a graduate of Mon Valley Catholic High School, class of 1976. He was a US Army veteran and a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. He had resided in Newport News, Virginia for ten years before moving back to his hometown of Monongahela. Michael was a certified technician specializing in heating and air conditioning. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his cousin Mary Ann Toth of Belle Vernon, who was more like a sister to him; niece, Andrea Flanders of Texas; nephew, Allan Flanders of New Mexico; several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Flanders. There will be no visitations and burial will be private. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Michael J. Pavlo 09-21-2011 Michael J. Pavlo, 84, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Monongahela, died Wednesday, September 21, 2011 in the Harmon House surrounded by his family. He was born March 28, 1927 in Van Voorhis, a son of the late Mike and Helen Slavic Pavlo. Mr. Pavlo retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, Monessen Plant after 43 years of service as a motor inspector. He was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Monongahela and presently a member of the Pennsville Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant. He was a US Army veteran serving during WW II. He knew the Lord as his Savior and dedicated his life to His service. His motto in life was “God said it. I believe it. That settles it.” The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude for the devoted care by the staff at Harmon House. He is survived by his wife, Sarah King Pavlo with whom he celebrated 61 years of marriage on January 18, 2011; two daughters, Janet Pavlo Cernuska and husband William of Mt. Pleasant, Susan Pavlo Gawdyda and husband Bogan of Center Township; grandchildren, Aimee Jackson (Rick) Rusilko, Michael Cernuska, Matthew (Erin Wright) Cernuska, Cynthia Jackson, Kristyn Gawdyda; step granddaughter, Stephanie Oblawski; 9 great grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth Pavlo of Eighty Four, Margaret Sukla of Monongahela and a brother George Pavlo of Monessen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Pavlo. Friends will be received on Friday, September 23, from 2-4 and 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Additional visitations will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, September 24, from 9:30-10:30 AM followed by funeral services in the First Baptist Church, Monongahela at 11:00 AM with Pastor Kenneth Kirby and the Rev. Robert Bixel, co officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Michael J. Gildow 12-15-2008 Michael Joseph Gildow 57, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Monday, December 15, 2008 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born January 23, 1951, in Pittsburgh, a son of Margaret Brady Bash who survives and resides in Monongahela and Dean Gildow. Michael was a graduate of Mon Valley Catholic High School. He attended the University of South Carolina and earned his bachelors degree in accounting from California University of Pennsylvania. He was a member of Transfiguration Church and formerly employed at US Steel, Clairton Works. Memorial contributions in Michael's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. At the request of the family, services will be private. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Mildred Williams 02-07-2011 Mildred "Ma" Richardson Williams, 89, of Finleyville, formerly of New Eagle, died Monday, February 7, 2011 in the Canonsburg General Hospital. She was born June 1, 1921 in New Eagle, the daughter of John and Mary Ann Smith Richardson. Mrs. Williams was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1939 and a member of Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church in Finleyville. Since 1940, she and her husband traveled and raised beagles which they ran in field trials. They had the state champion for four years. She was also a member of the New Eagle Beagle Club where she cooked for over fifty years. She loved going to the casinos, playing bingo and cards as long as her granddaughter, Niki was with her. She is survived by her daughter Beverly J. Fleming of Finleyville; son, Alfred J. Williams with whom she made her home; her only grandchild who was her life, Niki Happel and husband Dr. John Happel; and two great grandchildren, Aja Nikole and Rhet Happel who she loved dearly; five nieces and three nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Alfred K. Williams who died February 7, 2004; five brothers, James, John, Robert and Richard Richardson, Kenneth Cook; three sisters, Evelyn Richardson who died in infancy, Grace Cowan and Eva Richardson. Friends will be received on Tuesday, February 8, from 5-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Glen McClelland, officiating. Interment will follow in Mingo Cemetery, Finleyville. Memorial contributions may be made to Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, 561 Mingo Church Road, Finleyville, PA 15332.
Mildred Beazell 08-06-2012 Mildred Grace Bickerton Beazell, 97, of Speers Hill, formerly of Van Voorhis, died peacefully at home on Monday, August 6, 2012. She was born November 19, 1914 in Elizabeth, the daughter of the late Harry Lloyd and Lillian Presley Bickerton. Mrs. Beazell was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Charleroi and a graduate of Charleroi High School. While in high school, she was a writer for the Charleroi Mail. She retired from Corning Glass Works in Charleroi after 50 years of employment. She was a member of the Alpha Y Gradale of Charleroi and the Revloners Club of the Charleroi area. Mrs. Beazell enjoyed cooking, baking, entertaining, playing bridge, collecting and refinishing antique furniture, reading and was a member of the John K. Tener Library in Charleroi. She is survived by four nieces and three nephews, Nancy Bickerton Fritsky of Speers, Barbara Bickerton Palfrey and her husband Richard of Dunnellon, FL, Kathryn Kahl of Monongahela, Mary Kahl of Irwin, Tom Kahl and his wife Grace of Monongahela, Bill Winkleblech and his wife Pam of VanVoorhis, Kyle Winkleblech of Monongahela; cousins, June Boyce of Belle Vernon, Harry W. Dean and his wife Fusako of Charmichaels, Dorothy Sutch of Coal Center and Doris Winnett of Beallsville; good friends, Terri Crampo of Twilight and Josh Suppa of Speers; numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, William Harold Beazell who died on May 6, 2011; a sister, Jean Bickerton McMillan and two brothers, Harry and Robert Bickerton. Visitations and funeral services were private and handled by the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West main St., Monongahela, PA 15063. Interment was held in Maple Creek Cemetery, Charleroi. Memorial contributions may be made to: Gateway Hospice, 9380 McKnight Rd., 201 Arcadia Court, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
Mildred Starinsky 03-27-2009 Mildred Collins Starinsky, 82, of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Monongahela, passed away peacefully March 27, 2009 with her family by her side. She was under the care of LifePath Hospice. She was born March 19, 1927 in Monongahela, a daughter of the late William David and Agnes Hahn Collins. Mildred graduated from Monongahela High School, class of 1945 and Robert Morris College. She was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Tampa, Florida. She was past President of the former Jeffersonian Democrat Women’s Club, Beta Sigma Phi and a 60 year member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She worked for the Tax Claim Bureau, the Washington County Commissioners, Davis Industries and Stag Construction. She enjoyed crafts, bingo, and her great love – making homemade candy. She is survived by two daughters, Berenice (Michael) Castellana with whom she made her home, Maureen Starinsky Maher of Monongahela and her beloved Ebony. Her grandchildren Michael Alan (Pamela) Castellana of Brandon, Florida and Malisa Angela (Patrick) Arledge of Tampa, Florida. She was Great Grandma Mimi to Steven Michael and Julia Gayle Castellana of Brandon, Florida; sister, Berenice Collins Pinchalk of New Eagle and three nieces Denise (Ralph) Losey, Teri (Vic) Abdala and Toni Raymond; brother-in-law Paul (Carol) Starinsky of New Port Richey, Florida. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Steven Starinsky who passed away September 20, 1995, a daughter who died in infancy in 1951 and a sister Rita Collins in 1925. Friends will be received on Wednesday 7-9 and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at 10:30 AM in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Mildred’s memory to LifePath Hospice, 12973 N. Telecom Parkway, Suite1100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637. “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us” Helen Keller
Mildred "Mickey" Robson 07-06-2009 Mildred Winona Mickey Robson, 87, of North Charleroi, formerly of Monongahela, New Eagle, and Bentleyville, died on Monday, July 6, 2009 in Thorpe's Personal Care Home, North Charleroi. She was born on December 28, 1921, in Johnstown, a daughter of Albert and Gertrude Knipple Justice. Mrs. Robson enjoyed spending her time reading, crocheting and making crafts. She is survived by her husband, Richard W. Robson with whom she celebrated 70 years of marriage on June 17, 2009, a daughter, Wanda and her husband Donald Porter of Monongahela, two sons, Richard and his wife Chris Robson of Sarver, and Larry and his wife Mary Robson of Scottdale, seven grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, and a sister, Carmen Morris of Clinton, Michigan. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Roy Hershberger. Friends will be received on Thursday from 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Aaron Peternel officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to the Free Methodist Church, 401 Second Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Mildred D. Miller 05-11-2009 Mildred Davida Miller 95, of New Eagle, died May 11, 2009 in Haven Crest Nursing Center, Carroll Twp. She was born March 9, 1914, in Monongahela, a daughter of William Henry and Alice Vaughn Fine. Mrs. Miller was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela. She enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family, especially helping with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by two daughters Mary Alice McDuffie and Billie Corbin and her husband George, all of New Eagle, four grandchildren: William Wellington, James McDuffie, Michelle (Mallory) Barkey and Jimmie (Dietz) Rach; six great grandchildren William Crawford, Thornton Wellington, Abby Rach, Jonnie McDuffie, Emma Rach and Andrew Jude Barkey; brother Robert Fine of Monongahela, two sisters Faye Gedekoh of Elizabeth and Darlene Waddell of Cleveland, Ohio. In addtion to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James Miller, daughter Alexandria "Judy" Mallory, two step daughters Ruth Ann Pemberton and Alma Comer, son-in-law Jonnie McDuffie, seven brothers Arthur, William, Jack, James, Wayne, Ronald and Floyd "Duff" Fine and two sisters Eldora "Boots" Tepe and Marsha Ashcraft. Friends will be received on Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Mildred L. Hodgson 04-09-2013 Mildred L. Hodgson, 87, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born April 14, 1925, the daughter of John and Virginia McDermott. Mildred, along with her husband, Lawrence, formerly owned and operated Hodgson's Lawn Mower Repair Service in Monongahela. Mildred enjoyed being with people and making new friends. She gave of herself and her time to help others, always putting them before herself. Mildred loved spending time with her family. She was the bargain hunter at yard sales, enjoyed rebating, planting flowers, watching movies, working on crossword puzzles, reading, playing cards, cooking, canning and especially loved eating desserts. She is survived by three sons, George A. Hodgson and wife Linda of Belle Vernon, Rev. Lawrence Hodgson, Jr. and wife Ethel of Columbia, John R. Hodgson and wife Sun of Pensacola, FL; daughter, Priscilla Hodgson of Charleroi; sixteen grandchildren; twenty nine great grandchildren; one great great grandson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Hodgson who died May 10, 1996; her daughter, Gloria Keith; brother, John; and sister, Gloria. Friends will be received on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Mildred M. Ziemba 05-11-2013 Mildred M. Ziemba, 94, of Monongahela, died Saturday, May 11, 2013 in Residence at Hilltop, Monongahela. She was born February 21, 1919 in Washington, the daughter of Stanley and Nellie Hodor. Mrs. Ziemba was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending her time working in her yard. She is survived by her son, Frank E. Ziemba and wife Darlene of Cecil; son-in-law, Ebert Swanson of Nevada; three grandsons, Deron and Brett Swanson, Chad Ziemba and wife Laural; two great granddaughters, Kayla Swanson and Leah Ziemba; brother, Amil Hodor and wife Gertrude of Washington. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Ziemba and her daughter, Patricia Ann Swanson. Family and friends will meet at 9:30 am on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral prayers will be said at 10:00 am followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:30 am in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church. Committal services and interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Monongahela. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Damien of Molokai Parish, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Millie "Bunchy" Grant 01-17-2011 Millie "Bunchy" Grant, 86, of Monongahela, died Monday, January 17, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born November 7, 1924 in New Eagle, the daughter of David W. and Ruth Large Grant. Mrs. Grant was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Monongahela. In her younger years, she enjoyed taking the neighborhood children to Pittsburgh to watch the Pirates play ball. For over twenty years, she was employed by the former McCrory's Five and Ten in Monongahela. She is survived by her son Mark Grant with whom she made her home; several cousins and extended family members also survive. Friends will be received on Wednesday, January 19, 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 20, at 11:00 AM with Rev. William Bailey officiating. Committal services and interment will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the Free Methodist Church, 401 Second Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Miriam R. Reimer 10-13-2009 Miriam R. Reimer, 87, of New Eagle, formerly of Binghamton, New York, died Tuesday, October 13, 2009 in her home. She was born on May 17, 1922, in Johnson City, New York, a daughter of Alvin and Grace Griffin Perham. Mrs. Riemer was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a volunteer at Wilson Memorial Hospital, both of Johnson City, New York . In 1984, she retired from the General Electric Company in Johnson City, where she was employed in the finance department. After retirement, she became an avid traveler and her journeys took her all over the world. She is survived by her daughter Carol and husband John Pollock of Monongahela; two sons Alvin K. Reimer of Livermore, California, and Justin R. and wife Stephanie Reimer of Medford, Oregon; eleven grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.Visitations and funeral services will be held at the Hopler and Eschbach Funeral Home, 483 Chenango Street, Binghamton, New York, 13901. Interment will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Vestal, New York. Memorial contributions may be made to Unity, A Journey of Hope, 239 Town Country Road, Vanderbilt, PA 15486. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. of Monongahela and the Hopler and Eschbach Funeral Home of Binhamton, New York are in charge of the arrangements.
Murshie Jean Browne 10-17-2013 Murshie Jean "Girlfriend" Browne, 49, of Monongahela, died Thursday, October 17, 2013 in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born August 5, 1964 in Verdun, France, the daughter of the late Billy E. and Doris Rowan Gilbert. Jean was a graduate of Salina South High School in Salina, Kansas and attended Kansas State University where she majored in theater. She was employed as the Center Director for Jenny Craig in Virginia and Southwestern, Pennsylvania and as director of Human Resources for the Dollar Energy Fund in Pittsburgh. She retired as director of Human Resources at Mt. Macrina Manor in Uniontown. Jean was a member of F.O.E. 1809 Eagle Riders in Bentleyville. She enjoyed broadway, acting, watching Cirque Du Soleil, camping, scuba diving and riding motorcycles. She is survived by her husband, David J. Browne with whom she celebrated seventeen years of marriage on June 28, 2013; son, Daniel Bryant Laster at home; sisters, Nora Gilbert and Laura Pew, both of Lenexa, Kansas, twin, Melanie Tidball of Natoma, Kansas; brother, Kenneth Gilbert and wife Beth of Charles Town, West Virginia; seven nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Daniel Gilbert. Friends will be received on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 1:00 PM with the Pastor Clayton Van Verth officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. Memorial contributions may be made to ARDS Support Center, 7172 Regional Street #27B, Dublin, CA 94568-2324 or to1809 Eagle Riders, 395 Hazel Street, Bentleyville, PA 15314.
Myra L. Kyle 05-10-2011 Myra Lee Kyle, 68, of New Eagle, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born November 13, 1942 in New Eagle, the daughter of the late Charles Davis and Agnes Robb Sands. Myra was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School. She was an amazingly strong woman who took care of everyone as if they were her own. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Kyle, nine grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; three brothers, Charles "Firebug" Davis of Forward Twp., Robert "Dusty" Davis, of Monessen and Ronald Davis of Donora; two sisters, Dolores "Dee" Anthony of Forward Twp. and Patty Pietroboni of Elizabeth. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sons, Michael, Karl and John Russell, Jr.; daughter, Candice Slusser; granddaughter, Jeana Russell; sister, Marsha Gilmer; brother, Raymond Davis. Friends will be received on Saturday, May 14, 6 - 9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Interment will be held at a later date.
Nada F. Harriett 05-29-2011 Nada F. Harriett, 82, of Finleyville, died Sunday, May 29, 2011 in her home. She was born December 24, 1928 in Follansbee, West Virgina, the daughter of Roy and June Elizabeth Danley Mattern. For several years, Nada worked at the former Finleyville Pharmacy and also as an aid at Mayview State Hospital in Bridgeville. She had a passion for cooking and watching the Pittsburgh Penguins and Steelers. She is survived by four children, Walter "Waddy" Harriett Jr. and wife Diana of Slippery Rock, Barbara Pemberton and husband Dick of Finleyville, Janet Cushey-Weaver and husband Robert of Houston, Keith Harriett and wife Michelle of Finleyville; two sisters, Gloria McCormick of Charles Town, West Virginia, Barbara Garden of Fairport Harbor, Ohio; one brother Ronnie Mattern of Mobile, Alabama; six grandchildren, Nikki Cushey-Boschele and husband Brian, Aaron"Muskie" Cushey and wife Heather, Bryan and Bradley Harriett, Kristin Thurber and husband Craig and Steven Glenn; nine great grandchildren, Madison and Samantha Harriett, Keetin, Karis, and Cael Thurber,Tanner and Hayden Glenn, Meadow and Max Cushey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Walter B. Harriett, Sr. who died October 14, 1996, son-in-law Pete Cushey and brother Roy Mattern. Friends will be received on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 from 12-2 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held at 2 PM with the Rev. Nancy Shute, officiating. Interment will follow in Finleyville Cemetery.
Nancy C. Kennel 04-24-2011 Nancy C. Kennel, 70, of Finleyville, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 24, 2011 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pittsburgh. She was born May 28, 1940 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of Paul and Zetta Ardella Houseman George. Nancy was a lifelong resident of Finleyville and a member of the Union Roads United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed bowling and playing cards, especially poker. She is survived by two sons, Robert A. and wife Barbara Kennel of Falls Church, Virginia, Scott P. and wife Penny Kennel of Waynesburg; four grandchildren, Andrew, Katherine, Daniel and Emily Kennel; sister, Shirley Comfort of Finleyville; sister-in-law, Valerie George of Tennessee; companion, Bob DeBranski and his family of Finleyville; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Philip F. Kennel who died May 29, 2002 and her brother Donald George. Friends will be received on Friday, April 29, from 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will follow visitations at 8:00 PM in the funeral home with the Rev. Nancy Shute officiating. Entombment will be private in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh. Memorial contributions in Nancy's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Nancy M. Geary 09-10-2012 Nancy M. Geary, 85, of Bentleyville died Monday, September 10, 2012 in the Donnell House, Washington. Born March 4, 1927 in Mapletown, she was the daughter of Charles and Dollie Ramsey Ross. Nancy was a graduate of Mapletown High School, class of 1945. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela and a former member of it's Altar Rosary Society. Nancy was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a wonderful homemaker and cherished the time she spent with her family. She enjoyed music, dancing and traveling, especially going on cruises. She is survived by her son, Paul J. Geary and his wife, Sandy of Bunola; four daughters, Debbie Ashmore and her husband Michael of Washington, Kathy Haught and her husband Clyde of Washington, Paulette Sivek and her husband Tom of Finleyville, Patty Geary and her husband Tim Barger of Washington; eight grandchildren, Jeffrey Sumney and his wife Kim, Jason Sumney, Joseph and Michael Geary, Mandy Boggs and her husband Greg, Precious Sivek, Brianna Mankey and her husband Wes, Chianti Sivek; two great grandsons, Matt and Luke Sumney; two sisters, Doris Kalasky of Carmichaels, Sandra Wemmitt and her husband Jack of Hudson Falls, NY. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Jerome Geary who died September 28, 2008 and four brothers, Ralph, John, Tim and Michael Ross. At Nancy's request, visitations and funeral services were private and held in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., Monongahela, followed by a mass of Christian burial in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Interment followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. The family suggests contributions in Nancy's memory may be made to St. Damien of Molokai Parish, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to the Donnell House,10 Leet Street, Washington, PA 15301.
Naomi L. "Mike" Bove 11-18-2009 Naomi L. "Mike" Bove, 85, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, November 18, 2009, in the Haven Crest Nursing Center, Carroll Twp. She was born July 8, 1924 in Uniontown, a daughter of Phillip F. and Madeline Kleeh Bey. Mrs. Bove was a member of the Riverview Baptist Church in New Eagle. She was a retired registered nurse and supervisor with forty three years of employment from Monongahela Memorial Hospital in New Eagle and the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was currently volunteering her time with the Monongahela Valley Hospital Ladies Auxialary. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John Bove who died September 25, 1976. Private graveside services were held Friday at the Monongahela Cemetery with the Rev. Bruce Moses officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Riverview Baptist Church, 405 Main Street, New Eagle, PA 15067 or to the Mon-Vale Health Resources, Country Club Road, Monongahela, PA 15063. The Frye Funeral Home Inc., was in charge of the arrangements.
Nellie P. Prosser 02-12-2009 Nellie P. Prosser 101, of Monongahela, died Thursday, February 12, 2009 in the Washington County Health Center. She was born August 15, 1907, in Monongahela, a daughter of Joseph and Mary Putnak. Mrs. Prosser was a graduate of Monongahela High School and California Normal School. Her teaching career encompassed several schools in Carroll Twp. until her retirement from Valley Inn. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Monongahela. After her retirement, she spent a great deal of her time traveling. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Norman Prosser, three brothers Mickey, Joseph and James Putnak and three sisters Helen Thorton, Margaret Nagy and Sarah Kern. Friends are invited to attend a funeral service in the chapel of Monongahela Cemetery on Wednesday at 11:00AM with the Rev. Gerald Demarest officiating. Interment will immediately follow. Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Prosser's memory to the First Christian Church, Sixth and Chess Streets, Monongahela, PA 15063. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc., is in charge of the arrangements.
Nick Skokut 04-09-2011 Nick Skokut, 95, of Monongahela went home to be with the Lord on April 9, 2011, in the Mon Valley Hospital. He was born on January 7, 1916, near Gary, Indiana, the son of Gregory "Frank" and Millie Radjsavic Skokut. Mr. Skokut was Christian and had accepted the Lord Jesus as his Savior. He operated and managed Skokut Farm, where he had lived since his parents moved there when he was a small child. He was fiercely independent, managing Skokut Farm and living independently up until the day before his passing. He was regularly seen at various farm markets around the greater Mon Valley. Surviving are three brothers, Miller of Independence, Ohio, Louie of Apple Valley, California and Louis of Washington. He is also survived by his friend and helper, Charlie Sinko of Monongahela and numerous nieces and nephews. Deceased are his parents, two brothers, Adam and Samuel Skokut and three sisters, Bernice and Elizabeth Skokut and Millicent Nehrebecki. A nephew, Dennis Skokut, is also deceased. "I am the resurrection and the life says the Lord, whoever believes in me, even when he dies, will never die." John: 11-25. Friends will be received Friday, April 15, 3-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela . There will be additional visitations on Saturday from 10-11 AM. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Nick Thomas 05-24-2012 Nick Thomas, 56, of Monongahela, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 24, 2012 after a valiant battle with liver cancer. He was born May 4, 1956 in New Eagle, the son of Fay Tomer Thomas of Monongahela and the late Kenneth Thomas. Nick was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1975. He was formerly employed at Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela until it's closing and years later as a route auditor for Waste Management in Donora. He was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (Transfiguration Church) in Monongahela. Nick had a passion for antique restoration and carpentry. He loved spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing and antiquing. Beloved husband of Lorie Wentz Thomas with whom he celebrated thirty four years of marriage on April 29, 2012 ; three daughters and a son, Terri Lynne Pierce and husband Philip of Clarksville, TN, Nicole Witt and husband Steven of Monongahela, Grant Thomas of Donora, Auralyn Thomas and boyfriend Adam Kimokeo-Mitomi of Monongahela; doting "poppy" of six grandchildren, Colton Thomas, Amelia Witt, Angel Thomas, Noah Witt, Cayden Stanfield and Emily Pierce; brother of Terrie Steiner and husband Jim of Monongahela, Kenni Kent and husband Dave of Chesapeake, VA, Tammy Hough and husband John of Landisburg; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews also survive. Friends will be received on Sunday, May 27, from 7-9 PM and Monday, May 28, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Tuesday, May 29, at 10:00 AM with the Rev. William Terza officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. The family suggests contributions in Nick's memory be made to Family House, 233 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 400 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 524, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.
Norma Ann Martin 05-20-2013 Norma Ann Martin, 83, of Monongahela, died Monday, May 20, 2013 in Nevaeh Cove, Charleroi. She was born October 10, 1929 in Gillespie, the daughter of Charles and Julia Mayerchak Neff. Mrs. Martin is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Falappi and husband William of Monongahela; her beloved grandson, Mickey Falappi; two sisters, Cecelia McGinn and Gladys Behanna; two brothers, Charles and Ronald Neff; nephew, Richard McGinn; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Martin who died January 20, 1990 and a sister, Lorraine who died in infancy. Friends will be received on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Charleroi Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Madonna Catholic Regional School, 731 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Norman M. Altamare 09-22-2010 Norman Michael Altamare, 83, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in Nevaeh Cove Personal Care Home, Charleroi. He was born May 3, 1927 in Monessen, the son of Eugenio and Mary Bartus Altamare. Mr. Altamare was a member of St. Paul's Anglican Church in Monongahela. He retired with forty two years of employment from American Chain and Cable, Page Division in Monessen. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the US Army as a communication specialist with the military police. He was a member of the Sutman Yohe VFW Post #1409 and the Carroll Legion James C. Ford Post #949, both of Monongahela. He is survived by his wife of thirteen years, Joanna DeHaven Altamare; son, Michael Altamare of Baden; daughter, LouAnn and husband Keith Duvall of Mackeyville; three step daughters, Gloria and husband James Brashear of Macungie, Judy and husband Larry McClain of Birmingham, AL, Pat and husband Jeff Goettel of Monongahela; step son, James and wife Joyce Walters of Hopwood; granddaughter, Allyson Duvall; fourteen step grandchildren; fifteen step great grandchildren; brother Robert and wife Rena Altamare of Donora. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Jaqualin Tomlinson Altamare who died January 2, 1993; two sisters, Rosetta Sullenberger and Elvira Stein; brother James Altamare and his step son John Walters. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM in St. Paul's Angelican Church, 130 W. Main Street, Monongahela with the Rev. John Fierro officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Olga Grieb 07-12-2009 Olga Grieb, 79, of Bentleyville, (Somerset Twp.), died Sunday, July 12, 2009 in the Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville, Florida. She was born August 18, 1929, in Homestead, a daughter of Michael and Fedora Danilova Padareschi Esachenko. Mrs. Grieb was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. She enjoyed cooking and baking along with her favorite pastimes of playing freecell and crossword puzzles. She was a homemaker dedicated to her family. Always kind, selfless and generous with all she gave to her family. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten. She is survived by two daughters Ellen Bushnell and husband David of Jacksonville, Florida, Audrey Hoke and husband Leonard of Savanna, Georgia; granddaughter Ashley Hoke; two sisters Mary Zilko and Lucille Polischak, both of Munhall, and a brother Leon Esachenko of Bradenton, Florida. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband August P. Grieb who died July 13, 2001. Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Olga J. Collin 03-03-2011 Olga Jean Collin, 85, of Monongahela, died Thursday, March 3, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born November 11, 1925 in Monongahela, the daughter of the late Michael John and Anna Druggan Bosko. Olga was retired from the U.S. Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia where she worked for over 20 years. In 1992, she moved back to Monongahela where she made her home. She was Russian Orthodox by faith. She is survived by one son, Robert Daniel Collin of New Jersey; and two grandsons, Steven Adam, and Alexander Robert Collin; and a sister, Helen Yuschak of Monongahela. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Collin, on January 2, 1992, her twin brother, Eugene Bosko, brothers, Michael and John "George" Bosko. Friends will be received on Sunday, March 6, 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a burial service will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM with the Very Rev. George Yatsko officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Michael's Place, (a Catholic drug and alcohol halfway house) 501 North Negley Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.
Olive G. Behanna 04-29-2012 Olive G. Behanna, 89, of Monongahela, died Sunday, April 29, 2012 in Kenric Manor, Donora. She was born January 4, 1923 in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Linzy and Helen Stewart Chester. In the 1950's and 60's, Olive sold Stanley products for several years in the Monongahela area. She was employed as the kitchen manager at the Red Bull Inn in Charleroi during the 1970's. Her memberships include the First Baptist Church in Monongahela and the Rebekah Lodge No. 82 in Gastonville, where she was Past Noble Grand. Olive enjoyed playing cards for over fifty years with the Card Club that consisted of her high school friends. One of her favorite pasttimes was taking care of her grandchildren. She loved teaching them, taking them for walks and singing songs with them. "GG, we love you a bushel and a peck." She is survived by two sons James A. and wife Cathy Behanna, Jr. of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Kevin L. and wife Pamela DeRose Behanna of Monongahela; six grandchildren, Mark Behanna, Dr. Jennifer Behanna Cardis, Jillian, Davine, Olivia and Amara Behanna; two great grandchildren, Peyton Wareham and Alexa Cardis; sister, Margaret Rutan of Monongahela; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Behanna, Sr. who died December 24, 1986; son, Robert W. Behanna who died August 15, 2005; brothers, Stewart, Lloyd, James and Pastor William "Bud" Chester and a sister, Shirley Denny. Friends will be received on Friday, May 4, from 2-4 and 7- 9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 5, at 11:00 AM with the Pastor Kenneth Kirby officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation,The Gulf Tower, 707 Grant Street, 37th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Olive K. DePaoli 01-25-2010 Olive Kathryn DePaoli, 73, of Canonsburg, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 25, 2010 with the same grace, courage, and beauty that she lived her life. After a long and determined battle against cancer, she was ready to rest. She was born July 4, 1936 in Monongahela, a daughter of the late Oliver and Marie Rollison Herrington. Olive‚„s greatest joy came from spending time with her family. She loved traveling to many different places and especially enjoyed her trip to Germany for her grandson's wedding in a castle. Olive was a very caring and generous woman who was loved by her many friends and adored by her family. She is survived by her husband William DePaoli with whom she celebrated 28 years of marriage on December 17, 2009; daughter Tanya Becker of Winchester, Virginia; son, James Miller of Eighty Four; three step daughters, Carol Jean Paulick and Cheryl Fonagy, both of Canonsburg and Sherry Brown of Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Mark, Katie, Amanda, James, and Wesley; six step grandchildren, Courtney, James, Angela, Chad, Amy, and Louis; six great grandchildren, Cylei, Ariyana, Sydney, Camden, Eleni and Bailey; and four step great grandchildren, Sophia, Grady, Mary and Jacob. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Tara Latorre, and sister Dolores Lindley. Friends will be received 2-9 Thursday in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Friday at 1:00PM with the Rev. George Chortos officiating. Interment will be private.
Oliver Uriah Richardson 01-08-2014 Oliver Uriah Richardson, 89, of Victory Hill, Monongahela, died Wednesday, January 8, 2014 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born January 21, 1924 in Gallatin, the son of the late Uriah and Mary Collins Richardson. Oliver grew up in Gallatin and Victory Hill and was graduate of Donora High School, class of 1942. He was a WWII veteran, having served two years in the US Marine Corps in the Admiral and Philippine Islands, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He retired from McIntosh Hemphill, Southside, Pittsburgh. His memberships include the First Christian Church in Monongahela, Victory Hill Social Center and the Carroll Legion James C. Ford Post 949 in Dunkirk. Oliver enjoyed fishing and camping at Pymatuning. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Mitchell Richardson with whom he celebrated 67 years of marriage on February 2, 2013; son, Oliver and his wife Flossie Richardson of Uniontown; daughter, Virginia and her husband Nicholas Wozniak of Monongahela; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Brian and his wife Shaina Richardson, Tracy Lynn and her husband Brian Anderson, Eric Jon Wozniak and Jill Nicole and her husband Luke Buffone; nine great grandchildren, Allyson Wozniak, Devon Wozniak-Franks, Tyler, Trevor, Tanner, Jonathan and Branden Anderson, Sophia and Carmela Buffone; brother, Glenn A. and his wife Gretchen Richardson of Riverhill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Richardson. Friends will be received on Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a funeral service will be held on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM with Rev. Dr. Gerald Demarest, officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with military rights accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard.
Oral G. "Nick" Nicholas 02-23-2009 Oral "Nick" Gardener Nicholas 89, of Monongahela, and Cresaptown, Maryland, died Monday, February 23, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born February 16, 1920 in Harpertown, West Virginia, a son of Joseph Henry and Rebecca Miranda Grim Nicholas. Mr. Nicholas was a US Army veteran serving during WW II with the 25th infantry division in the South Pacific Theater and a retired salesman at Wall Firma, Inc. in Monongahela with over 30 years of employment. He was a lifetime member of the Mon Valley Disabled American Veterans Chapter 131 and the Cresaptown Volunteer Fire Department, a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 2883, Cresaptown, a member of the Henry M. Phillips Lodge #337 F&AM, Monongahela, the Sutman Yohe VFW Post 1409, Black Diamond, the Carroll Legion, James C. Ford Post 949, Dunkirk and the Victory Hill Social Center; and a social member of the Slovak American Citizens Club and the former American Russian Citizens Club, both of Monongahela. He is survived by two daughters Sherry Partch and husband Gregory Sr. of Garfield, Washington, Gail Nicholas Siebert and husband George Siebert III of Pittsburgh; three grandchildren Dawn Fischer and Walt, Eric Ellis Nicholas and Andie Spevetz, and Gregory Partch Jr. and wife Mindy; six great grandchildren Tawnie, Lacie, Chase, Charlotte, Lucia and Paden; special friend Dave Anderson of Monongahela. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Elnora Rose Faulkner Nicholas who died Dec. 15, 2006, sister Wanna Payne and four brothers Wilbert H., Elbert “Marvin", Francis “Harold", and Maurice William Nicholas. Friends will be received on Thursday from 5-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where a funeral service will be held at 6:00 PM with the Rev. Bob Simonsick officiating. Interment will be held on Father's Day, June 21, 2009 in Porter Cemetery, Stringtown. Memorial contributions in Nick's memory may be made to Medi Home Hospice, 168 W. Chestnut Street, Suite 19, Jefferson Court Plaza, Washington, PA 15301.
Owen H. Graff 03-10-2012 Owen Henry Graff, 74, formerly of Monongahela (Forward Township), passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 10, 2012 in Colorado. He was born November 14, 1937 in Forward Township, the son of the late Owen and Dorothy Hofmeister Graff. After graduating from Monongahela High School in 1955, Owen served four years in the United States Air Force. He then worked for the Martin Marietta Company based in Denver, Colorado for 32 years where he was an engineer in the Aerospace Program involving the Space Station. He traveled extensively for the company and worked in their offices in Washington, DC and Florida. After retiring from Martin Marietta, he returned to the Mon Valley area and settled in his parents home above Sunnyside. Owen was a devout Christian and had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Monongahela, where he served as a trustee and more recently a member of Journey by Grace in Rostraver Township. Owen was an avid golfer and belonged to the New Eagle Golf League, as had his father before him. He enjoyed watching the Steelers play football, but his heart always belonged to the Denver Broncos. Owen enjoyed reading, particularly westerns, and listening to country and western music. His inseparable companion was his dog, Hondo, named in honor of his favorite actor, John Wayne. He recently moved back to the Denver area to live near his children and grandchildren. Owen was a warm, kind and considerate person who would go out of his way to help anyone. Owen will be missed by his children, Edward Owen (Duffy) Graff of Denver, Colorado and Scott and wife Betty Graff of Frederick, Colorado. He is the beloved brother of Sally and husband Richard Taylor of Cameron Park, California; Denny and wife Betsy Graff of Forward Township and Dotti and husband Robert Nemitz of Grantsville, West Virginia; beloved grandfather of Jon, Jessie, and Kaleigh; step-grandfather of Mike and David; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and great, great nieces also survive. Owen was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Tom. A celebration of his life will be held in Frederick, Colorado. Condolences may be sent to Scott and Betty Graff, 6171 Graden Street, Frederick, Colorado 80530. A memorial service will be held in Monongahela at a later date.
Pamela Ann Winkleblech 11-05-2013 Pamela Ann Weld Yowonske Winkleblech, 68, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, November 5, 2013 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital. She was born October 10, 1945 in California, the daughter of the late William R. and Gertrude D. Ermlick Weld, Sr. Pam was a school bus driver for seven years for the Charleroi school district until her retirement. In her younger years, while her children were in school, she was a member of the Charleroi PTA, the Block Parents Association and a co-founder of the band boosters. She was also the founder of the Twilight Borough Civic Club and a former member of the Lock #4 VFD Ladies Auxiliary. Pam was best known for her baking and was always there to lend a hand to anyone that needed help. She is survived by her husband, William Winkleblech with whom she celebrated fourteen years of marriage on December 10, 2012; twin sons, Ronnie Yowonske and wife Christeen of Monongahela, Randie Yowonske and fiance' Genelle Semko of Charleroi; two step sons, Jarold Winkleblech of Monongahela, Ryan Winkleblech and wife Andrea of Delaware; seven step grandchildren, Jarrod and Brianna Wilson, Ashley Baysinger, Arianna, Kendra, Matthew and Malen Winkleblech; sister, Brenda Weld Castner of Charleroi; very special friend, Cathy Zippay; friend, Fred Yowonske; and her loving dog, Pooh. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, William "Jr." Weld; and nephew, Jasson Castner. Friends will be received on Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery, California.
Patricia A. Mellor 07-28-2009 Patricia Adelaide Mellor, 83, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, July 28, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born on August 2, 1925, in Rostraver Twp., a daughter of William A. and Annie Connoley Hamilton. In her younger years, Pat worked as a waitress at Hills Restaurant and also at Thermo-O-Rock, both in New Eagle. She was a member of the Slovak Club in Monongahela and the Arroas Haymakers Association in New Eagle. She was a dog lover, an avid reader and was known for her homemade bread and rolls. Quite outspoken, lovable and very genuine, Pat made it known to all exactly what was on her mind. She is survived by a son Clinton M. Walters; five grandchildren Beth Anne Stubbs, Lisa Davis, who deeply loved her grandmother, Cherie, David and Corey Walters; five great grandchildren; sister Gladys Flood of Chicago, Illinois; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Glenn T. Mellor who died October 23, 1991, son Patrick K. Walters who died on January 8, 2009, grandson Shawn Walters, sister Annie Deshong and four brothers Alfred, George, Merle and Harold Hamilton. Friends will be received on Friday from 5-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Bruce Northey officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Patricia Jean Branch DuCarme 06-28-2009 Patricia Jean Branch DuCarme, 72, of Greensburg, formerly of the Mon Valley area, died Sunday, June 28, 2009, in the Greensburg Care Center. She was born September 1, 1936 in Jeanette, a daughter of Charles and Josephine Golumb Long. Pat was Catholic by faith. She was very devoted to her children teaching them the importance of being independent. She spent countless hours with her grandchildren being a wonderful mentor to them. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and reading. She is survived by a son William Charles Branch of Charleston, Tenn., two daughters Melody Ann Pounds of Taneytown, Md. and Marjorie Jo Hess of Uniontown, eleven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren; three brothers Sonny Long of Massachusetts, Stevie Cheplic of New Eagle, Danny Cheplic of Clairton, and a sister Sandra Barrett of Clairton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters Pamela Jean Leoni and Christine Diane DuCarme and a son Ronald Alan Lip Branch. Services will be private and are being handled by the Frye Funeral Home Inc. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grane Hospice, 209 Sigma Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238-2826.
Patrick A. Brady 03-10-2011 Patrick Albert Brady, 63, of Montgomery Village, Maryland, formerly of Monongahela, born June 21, 1947, departed this life too soon on March 10, 2011. Pat was the son of Charlotte Palma Brady and the late Charles Brady. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sisters, Maureen Brady-Griffith and her husband Douglass, Eileen Kabay and her husband Michael, his daughter Amber Ralli and her husband Roman, Amber's mother, Jeanne Wright, and a host of other family members and friends. During Pat's forty-three year career, he contributed to designing technology equipment at IBM as a mechanical draftsman and, most recently, improving mail delivery services as a leader in configuration management at Serco supporting major USPS technology programs. As a loving father, family member, and friend, Pat brought people together, coordinating family reunions to keep his family connected, outings to Pittsburgh to show off his home city, and annual canoe trips on the Shenandoah River to share nature's beauty. A penultimate Pittsburgh Steeler, Penguin, and Pirate fan, Pat shared his love of the "black & gold" with anybody, anytime, anywhere. Simply put, Pat had a passion for life and lived it fully. While we know he is at peace with the Lord, those of us he left behind will feel his absence deeply throughout our lives. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 18th, 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held at noon with the Pastoral Associate of Transfiguration Church, Linda Lee Ritzer, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. The family has requested memorial contributions be made to the Ringgold Rams Club, c/o Don DeVore, 437 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 and note the contribution in memory of Patrick Brady. This fund has been ear-marked for the Ringgold Midget Football for underprivileged children to equip and bring them along in the love of the game.
Patrick K. Walters 01-08-2009 Patrick Keith Walters, 57, of Monongahela, died January 8, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born May 26, 1951, in New Eagle, a son of Patricia Hamilton Mellor who survives and resides in Carroll Twp., and the late Clinton Walters. Since 1971, Patrick was employed at Mathies Mine in New Eagle until its closing. He was a very giving man, was Methodist by faith and enjoyed farming. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters Beth Anne Stubbs of New Castle, Delaware, Lisa Davis of Niceville, Florida, and astep daughter Holly Medlan of Monongahela; eight grandchildren; and a brother Clinton Walters. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 430 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Patsy Buono 05-16-2009 Patsy Buono 80, of Monongahela, (Riverhill), died Saturday, May 16, 2009 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pittsburgh. He was born on November 18, 1928, in Monongahela, a son of Samuel and Antionette Iaria Buono. Mr. Buono resided on Riverhill in the home he built beside his parents and brother Jim. He served in the US Army of the Occupation Germany during the Korean War being honorably discharged holding the rank of corporal. He worked as a journeyman millright at General Motors, Fisher Body Plant in West Mifflin for 41 years, retiring in 1993. After retirement, he became a world traveler with his wife, Florence, visiting China, South America, Spain and driving cross country to Alaska. He was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela, the Forward Twp. Area Senior Citizens in Bunola, the Axelton Senior Citizens, Father and Sons Hunting Camp, the East Monongahela Sportsman Club and a lifetime member of the Sutman Yohe VFW Post 1409 in Black Diamond. Mr. Buono loved hunting, fishing, boating, flying and traveling the United States in his RV. He was very devoted to his wife and children and worked tirelessly to provide for all of them.He is survived by his wife Florence Kotlensky Buono whom he married September 5, 1953; two daughters Dina Buono Sheriff and her husband Frederick of New Eagle, Judith Buono Bavuso and her husband Thomas of Oil City; two sons Patrick Buono and his wife Linda of Finleyville, Steven Buono and his wife Katina of Kings Port, Tenn.; nine grandchildren: Anthony, Staff Sgt. Adam and Leia Bavuso, Timothy Sheriff, Patrick, Jeremy, Joshua, Joseph and Steven Buono; five great grandchildren and one on the way: Anthony, Orrin, Chloe and Dominick Bavauso and Jacie Buono; brother James Buono and his wife Mary Jo of Monongahela (Riverhill), sister Frances McDowell and her husband William of Anchorage, Alaska; In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers Angelo Borne, Michael and Samuel Buono. Friends will be received on Monday from 2-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where a blessing service will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 AM with the Rev. George Chortos officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora, with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Paul Thorp 09-16-2010 Paul Raymond Thorp, 79, of Monongahela, died Thursday, September 16, 2010. He was born December 10, 1930 in New Eagle, the son of Emma Thorp. Mr. Thorp was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela and a Korean War veteran, having served in the US Navy. He retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel in Allenport. After retirement, he was employed for twelve years by the Ringgold school district as a bus driver. In his spare time, he enjoyed tinkering around the house. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, especially sharing his interest of trains with his grandson, Dane. He is survived by his wife Dolores BayeThorp with whom he celebrated 57 years of marriage on April 6, 2010; two daughters, Becky and husband Dan Bartkus of Carroll Twp. and Sandy Thorp of Burgettstown; three grandchildren, Danielle, Brittany and Dane Bartkus; sister-in-law, Leona and husband John Petach and several nieces and nephews. A mass of Christian burial was held today at Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Interment followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. The Frye Funeral Home Inc., was in charge of the arrangements.
Paul A. McGrew 11-17-2012 Paul Alexander McGrew, Sr., 66, of Belle Vernon, died unexpectedly Saturday, November 17, 2012 in his home. He was born January 10, 1946 in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Robert L. and Pauline G. Fantaske McGrew. Paul was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1964 and a Vietnam veteran having served in the US Army. Paul was in partnership along with his brothers in McGrew Welding of Belle Vernon. He then became self employed in the welding business until his retirement. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, enjoyed fishing and was Orthodox by faith. He is survived by his wife Michele Wosilek McGrew with whom he celebrated forty four years of marriage on April 23, 2012; daughter, Michele Petrosky and husband Bryan of Belle Vernon; son, Paul McGrew, Jr. and wife Marchelle of Belle Vernon; six grandchildren, Alexander, Jacob, Logan, Alaina, Ryan, Chace; four brothers, Robert, David, George and Thomas McGrew; three sisters, Darsie Rea, Sarah O'Connell and Catherine Corey and lifelong friend, Timothy Ryan, Sr. of Alexandria, Virginia. Friends will be received on Monday, November 19, from 7-9 PM and Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM with the Very Rev. Edward Pehanich officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad.
Paul E. Ballein 07-31-2012 Paul E. Ballein, 88, of New Eagle, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012 in McMurray Hills Manor, McMurray. He was born July 6, 1924 in New Eagle, the son of Joseph and Nellie Baker Ballein. Paul was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1942. In his younger years, he and his wife, Lena loved to go dancing. He enjoyed golfing and bowling with the New Eagle league at Venanzi's. He was a WW II veteran, having served in the US Army. Paul was a retired machinist with forty four years of employment at US Steel, Clairton Works. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Monongahela and the Carroll Legion James C. Ford Post 949 in Dunkirk. He is survived by his wife Lena Vignoli Ballein with whom he celebrated sixty six years of marriage on March 9, 2012; son, Donald Ballein and wife Kathie of Monongahela; grandson, Raymond Calfo and granddaughter, Alyssa Ballein. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Paula Kusmierek. Friends will be received on Thursday, August 2, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Friday, August 3, at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Ronald Fleming officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard.
Paul G. Neidermeyer 03-05-2012 Paul G. Neidermeyer, 70, of Monongahela, died Monday, March 5, 2012 in the Havencrest Nursing Home, Monongahela. He was born March 28, 1941 in New Eagle, the son of the late Rudolph "Rip" and Florence Hillman Neidermeyer. Paul was a 1959 graduate of Monongahela High School, a graduate of the Pittsburgh Barber School and the Institute of Computer Management in Pittsburgh. For over forty years, he owned and operated Paul's Barber Shop in New Eagle and retired from the Mathies Coal Mine. Paul was a member of the Arroas Haymakers Association 253 and the Hoot Owl Athletic Association, both of New Eagle. He was a founding member of the Tri- Community Ambulance Service and a lifetime member of the New Eagle Fire Department. In his younger years, he was an active golfer, bowler and softball player. Paul enjoyed being with his grandchildren, gardening, fishing and woodworking. He is survived by his wife, Diane Risley Neidermeyer with whom he celebrated forty eight years of marriage on January 16, 2012; son, Randy Neidermeyer of New Eagle; daughter, Lori Neidermeyer of Alexandria, VA; grandchildren, David and Paige Neidermeyer of Monongahela; sister, Susanne Schussler of Belle Vernon; brother, Patrick and wife Vickie Neidermeyer of Monongahela; brothers-in-law, Dr. Ernest and wife Patricia Risley of Ft. Myers, FL, Dr. William and wife Marge Risley of Scottsdale, AZ; six nephews and two nieces also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter. Friends will be received on Wednesday, March 7, from 7-9 PM and Thursday, March 8, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Friday, March 9, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. William Terza, officiating. Committal servicess and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Paul J. Geary 09-28-2008 Paul Jerome Geary 82, Bentleyville, (Nottingham Twp.), died September 28, 2008 in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born March 19, 1926, in Uniontown, a son of William B. and Catherine McDermitt Geary. In 1947, Mr. Geary was employed at Rosedale No. 7 in Dilliner and then at the US Steel Robena Mine in Greensboro and retired in 1989 from US Steel Maple Creek Mine in New Eagle with a total of 42 years of employment. He was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela and the United Mine Workers District 5. He enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, music (especially playing the saxophone), spending time with his family and his Irish heritage. He is survived by his wife Nancy M. Ross Geary with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage on June 19, 2008; son Paul J. Geary and wife Sandy of Bunola; four daughters Debbie Ashmore and husband Michael of Washington, Kathy Haught and husband Clyde of Washington, Paulette Sivek and husband Tom of Finleyville, Patty Geary and husband Tim Barger of Washington; eight grandchildren: Jeffrey and Jason Sumney, Joseph and Michael Geary, Mandy Ashmore, Precious, Brianna and Chianti Sivek; four great grandchildren; two sisters Mary K. Franks and husband Steve of Pittsburgh, Marguerite Palmer of Baltimore, Maryland; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Transfiguration Church, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Paula Ann Hazen 01-29-2010 Paula Ann Hazen, 55, of Bentleyville, died Friday, January 29, 2010, in the Greenery Rehabilitation Center, Canonsburg. She was born October 21, 1954 in North Charleroi, a daughter of Frances Marie Fuoco Hazen, who survives and the late Paul Kenneth Hazen. Paula was a graduate of Bentworth High School, class of 1972 and a member of St. Anthony's Church in Monongahela. She was currently employed as a stone setter for Sparkles by Shell in New Eagle. Paula spent most of her life caring for her mother. She was exceptional at needlepoint and an avid Penguins fan. In addition to her mother, she is survived by two brothers, Raymond P. and his wife Jane Hazen of Monongahela, and Gerard and his wife Lorna Hazen of Eighty Four, nieces and nephews, Michelle DeHosse, Raymond P. Jr., Amanda, and Barry Hazen, a grand niece, Paige DeHosse, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Friends will be received from 1-4 and 7-9 Sunday in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday at 10:00AM in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Charleroi Cemetery. Memorial contribution may be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Paula Jane Murray 10-14-2013 Paula Jane Murray, 61, of Monongahela, died Monday, October 14, 2013 in St. Clair Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born February 29, 1952 in Monongahela, the daughter of the late Arthur and Edna Renton Carrington. Paula was employed in the secretarial capacity for the Civic Light Opera, twenty years at Ketchum Inc. until it's closing and then at Resources Global Connection, all of Pittsburgh. Beloved wife of Richard D.; loving mother of Emily and Katherine at home; daughter-in-law of William and Rose Marie Murray of Pittsburgh; sister-in-law of Linda (Mike) Russman of Pittsburgh; aunt to several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sisters, Doris Furlong and Edna Mae Green; brothers, Ben and Dave Carrington. Friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 10:30 AM in the chapel of the Monongahela Cemetery with Rev. William Lusk officiating.
Paula June Mellor 12-09-2011 Paula June (Roberts) Mellor, 55, of Stow, Ohio, died Friday, December 9, 2011 in the Akron City Hospital, Akron, Ohio. She was born July 04, 1956 in Massillon, Ohio, the daughter of Paul G. and wife Kay Roberts who survive and reside in Wallseon, Ohio and the late Juanita H. Williams Roberts. Paula loved her family and always put them first in her life. She was very deeply involved in geneology research and she loved to garden. She was a former member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a former cub scout mom. She is survived by her husband William Mellor with whom she celebrated twenty eight years of marriage on July 9, 2011; son, Sean and wife Hayley Mellor of Leigh High Acres, Florida; three grandsons, Austin, Jayden and Trenton Mellor; two sisters, Ramona and husband Bob Morrow of New Concord, Ohio, Sheila and husband Rusty Ables of Cambridge, Ohio; three brothers, Roger and wife Laurie Roberts of Marietta, Ohio, Jeffrey Roberts of Zanesville, Ohio, Michael and wife Emily Roberts of Jefferson, Ohio; three step sisters, Debra, Sonya and Kim, all of Ohio; mother-in-law, Julia Sollosi Mellor of New Eagle; brother-in-law, Terry and wife Beth Mellor of Whitehall; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews also survive. In addition to her mother, she is preceded in death by her father-in-law, William "Speed" Mellor who died November 20, 2008. Friends will be received on Monday, December 12, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Tuesday, December 13, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Pauline Martinez 01-09-2011 Pauline Martinez, 89, of Donora, died Sunday, January 9, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born February 2, 1921 in Webster, the daughter of John and Mary Zamba Kersnick. Mrs. Martinez was a graduate of Belle Vernon High School. After graduation, she was employed as a secretary at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. She returned to Donora, where she spent most of her life residing, and was a former member of St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church. Currently, she was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. For over twenty years, she was a cook at Costa's Restaurant in Donora. Mrs. Martinez was actively involved at the Donora Senior Center. In her spare time, she loved to crochet. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Margaret "Peggy" Lines Martinez of Finleyville; sister-in-law Betty Martinez of Philadelphia; and a sister Florence of Troy Hill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Manuel Martinez and their son David R. Martinez who died on June 17, 2008. Friends will be received on Wednesday, January 12, 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, January 13, at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Dominic Cemetery, Donora. Memorial contributions may be made to Transfiguration Church, 722 West Main Street Monongahela, PA 15063.
Pauline M. Louttit 07-08-2009 Pauline Marie Louttit, 83, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, July 8, 2009 in the Canonsburg Hospital. She was born on July 22, 1925, in Monongahela, a daughter of Louise Odelli Gossett and granddaughter of Giovanni and Paolina Campi Odelli. Mrs. Louttit was a lifelong resident of Monongahela, a graduate of Monongahela High School class of 1943, a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 108. In her younger years she worked at Odelli's Confectionary Store located at Third and Main Streets in Monongahela. She and her husband Stanley, owned and operated Louttit Transfer, and then Tara Trucking, for numerous years in Monongahela. She also loved to play cards and bowl. She is survived by her husband Stanley Louttit, with whom she would have celebrated 63 years of marriage on July 16, 2009, one son, James and his wife Marsha Louttit, of New Eagle, two granddaughters, Tara and her husband Chas Fine, and Ashley Louttit, and one great granddaughter, Megan Fine. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Committal service and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Peggy V. Haywood 08-10-2011 Peggy V. Haywood, 78, of Eighty Four, died Wednesday, August 10, 2011 in the Donnell House, Washington. She was born June 24, 1933 in Silver Creek, Mississippi, the daughter of Luther and Clara Polk Rogers. Peggy loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and taking walks in Mingo Park. She was Protestant by faith. She is survived by her husband, Benjamin H. Haywood with whom she celebrated 58 years of marriage on December 6, 2010; daughter, Pamela (Rudy) Bilich of Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Lisa and Nick Bilich; brother, William Rogers of Cripple Creek, Colorado; and Belinda (Victor) Brova of Washington, who was like a daughter to her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Benjamin W. Haywood who died on May 18, 1975 and a sister Willie Lee who died in infancy. Friends will be received on Saturday, August 13, from 9-11 AM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM with Rev. Bruce Moses officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Monongahela.
Pete Bidzila 11-11-2012 Peter Bidzila, 93, of Monongahela, died Sunday, November 11, 2012 in Nevaeh Cove, Charleroi. He was born October 16, 1919 in Monongahela, the son of Charles and Mary Biro Bidzila. Pete was a WW II veteran in the US Coast Guard serving in the North Atlantic and South Pacific. He was the oldest member and a deacon at the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Monongahela. For over twenty years, Pete owned and operated Bidzila's Service Station-Phillips 66 on Fifth and Main Streets in Monongahela. After he sold his service station, he was employed by the Elliott Company in Donora as a truck driver until his retirement. After retirement, he and his wife, Antoinette were very active in volunteering their time with Meals-on-Wheels. Pete took very good care of himself and it was quite evident by his daily visits to the YMCA. He also enjoyed spending time fishing with his son. He was a member of the Carroll Legion, James C. Ford Post 949 in Dunkirk, the Sutman Yohe VFW Post 1409 in Black Diamond and past president of the Monongahela Lions Club. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Peter B. and Jerri Bidzila of Peters Township and a sister Judy Choker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Antoinette Bartoli Bidzila who died April 17, 1998; three brothers, Michael "Mickey", Charles, Jr. and John Bidzila and a sister, Mary Davis. Friends will be received on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 4-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM in Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church with the Very Rev. George Yatsko officiating. Everyone is asked to meet at the church for the funeral service. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the graveside by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Panachida services will be held on Thursday evening at 7:30 PM in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, c/o Monongahela Senior Center,102 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Peter Swiatek 05-26-2013 Peter Swiatek, 85, of South Plainfield, New Jersey, formerly of Donora, died Sunday, May 26, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. Born and raised in Donora, Pete settled to South Plainfield, New Jersey fifty one years ago. Although he has lived in South Plainfield for the majority of his life, he was still active in the Donora Elks and looked forward to his annual trips back to his hometown. He retired from AT&T in Murray Hill where he worked for twenty five years. He is survived by his wife of over fifty years, Marion Battaglini Swiatek; daughter, Mary Ann Swiatek of Easton; son, Edward Swiatek and wife Natalie of Scotch Plains, NJ; three grandchildren, Lexi and Kyra Swiatek and Alex Robertson. Friends will be received on Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral prayers will be said at noon in the funeral home on Friday, May 31, 2013 followed by a mass of Christian burial at 12:30 PM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church, with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and entombment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela with military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.
Philip Vignoli, Jr. 02-15-2011 Philip Vignoli Jr., 74, of New Eagle, died unexpectedly Tuesday, February 15, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born September 1, 1936 in New Castle, the son of Philip and Josephine Merolillo Vignoli Sr. Mr. Vignoli was a veteran, serving his country in the US Army. For sixteen years, he was employed at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Monongahela. He then retired from Mathies Mine in New Eagle. He was a member of the Carroll Legion, James C. Ford Post 949 in Dunkirk and the Slovak Club in Monongahela. He was Catholic by faith and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Mary A. Corbin Vignoli with whom he celebrated 20 years of marriage on April 25, 2010; son, Philip "Randy" Vignoli of Carroll Twp., daughter-in-law, Judy Vignoli of New Eagle; four step children, Isla Wall of Monongahela, Arthur Fine of McKeesport, Gary Fine of New Eagle, Michelle Cafasso of Conn.; eleven grandchildren, Bryan and Lovey Vignoli, Brittany, Gary and David Fine, Jim, Dane and Katie Schock, Billy and Sandy Gerba, Rae Lynn Bianchi; great grandson Alex; brother Richard Vignoli of Addison. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Gene Allen Vignoli who died December 13, 2006, infant son, Richard Vignoli who died February 10, 1960 and brother, Guy Vignoli who died January 19, 1970. Friends will be received Thursday, February 17, 7-9 PM and Friday February 18, 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM with the Pastor Kenneth Kirby officiating. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela with full military honors accorded at the chapel by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad.
Rachel M. Kotula 03-18-2013 Rachel M. Deigan Kotula, 97, of New Eagle, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 18, 2013 while lovingly surrounded by her family. She was born on February 22, 1916 in New Eagle to Thomas and Rachel Cerzeo Deigan. Rachel was a lifelong New Eagle resident and always enjoyed the traffic noise from Main Street. She graduated from Monongahela High School and was one of three remaining members of her class. A lifelong member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela, she served her church in many ways. She was a smiling donut lady "the boss", she diligently scrubbed the pots and pans for the church festival and often cleaned the church. Rachel was also a member of the Altar and Rosary Society in which she enjoyed the friendship of all the other lovely ladies. Rachel married Andrew Kotula on February 20, 1939 in a simple ceremony held on a Monday. She was a woman of tradition and a very hard worker. She washed clothes on Mondays, scrubbed the floors on her hands and knees and swept the coal dust from the sidewalks. She baked on Saturdays, made a roast every Sunday and planted and tended to her garden. She was a simple unassuming soul, never one for attention but she loved deeply and unconditionally. She was a role model to her family and to the world as a whole. Never one to seek acknowledgement, she served like Jesus, quietly and with a joyful heart. Rachel enjoyed being surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She loved the joyous noise of a busy get together. She was a kind and caring person who was always concerned with others. The most important thing to know about Rachel Kotula was that she was deeply and truly loved by her family and will be terribly missed. She is survived by her children, Donna Jo Wood and husband Thomas of Harrisburg, Brother Joseph Kotula, Order of Friar Minor of West Clarksville, New York, and Andrea Hruby and husband John with whom she made her home the last few years; five grandchildren, Joe Harrison of Monongahela, Amy Hinton and husband Jack of Harrisburg, Jennifer Brower and husband Todd of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jeff Hruby and wife Melissa of Nottingham Township, and Elizabeth Hruby McCabe and husband Justin of Pittsburgh; ten great grandchildren, Matthew and Michael Harrison, Anneliese, Eliana and Benjamin Brower, Austin, Aliza, and Madison Hruby, and Kyle and Ryan Hinton. In addition to her parents and eleven siblings, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Paul Kotula who died on February 20, 1993 and her daughter, Patty Ann Kotula who died on September 28, 1946. Friends will be received on Thursday, March 21, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main St., Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at 10:00AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza and Rev. Daniel Riley, O.F.M con-celebrating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.The family requests memorial donations be made to Mt. Irenaeus - Franciscan Mountain Retreat, P.O. Box 100, West Clarksville, NY 14786.
Raymond J. "Rock" Mentzer 05-26-2010 Raymond Joseph "Rock" Mentzer, 87, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, May 26, 2010 in Montifiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born September 11, 1922, in Monongahela, a son of Florence and Edna Voelker Mentzer. Mr. Mentzer retired from Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela. He was a US Marine Corps veteran serving during WW II. His memberships include Transfiguration Church in Monongahela and the Sutman Yohe VFW Post 1409 in Black Diamond. He was a Pittsburgh Sports enthusiast, enjoyed working outdoors in his yard, especially in his vegetable garden and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by two daughters Liz Mentzer of Munhall, Ray Anne Mentzer of Carroll Twp.; son Terry Mentzer of Monongahela; granddaughter Lily Ann Mentzer; grandson Jonathan Michael Mentzer; sister Anne Sullivan of Baldwinsville, New York. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Linda Lee Keenan Mentzer who died October 17, 2009; brothers William and Floyd Louis Mentzer and a sister Leona Underwood. Friends will be received Sunday from 7-9 PM and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where a blessing service will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 AM with the Rev. George Chortos officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela, with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. The family suggests memorial contributions to Meals on Wheels, c/o Monongahela Senior Center, 102 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Raymond M. Dean 11-29-2011 Raymond Martin Dean, 82, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, November 29, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born December 10, 1928 in McClellandtown, the son of Martin Raymond and Violet Hoak Dean. Mr. Dean retired in 2007 as the golf course superintendent at the Monongahela Valley Country Club after sixty four years of employment. He was a US Army veteran and a member of the Greater Pittsburgh Golf Course Association. He is survived by two daughters, Deborah Dean (Kent) of North Charleroi, Deanna and husband Don May with whom he made his home; grandchildren, Michael and Kaitlyn May; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Vukich Dean who died April 3, 1997 and his sister, Betty Wilson Woods. Friends will be received on Thursday, December 1, from 7-9 PM and Friday, December 2, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. John Fierro officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia & Lyphoma Society, 2 Gateway Center-13N, Pittsburgh PA 15222.
Regis A. Gamble 01-13-2010 Regis A. Gamble, 67, of LaBelle, formerly of New Eagle, died Wednesday, January 13, 2010 in his home. He was born on April 3, 1942, in New Eagle, a son of Alexander and Teresa Walters Gamble. Regis retired after 36 years of employment from the US Army Corps of Engineers, based out of Maxwell Lock and Dam. Until its closing, Regis was a member of the former St. James Catholic Church of La Belle. He currently was a member of the Historic Church of St. Peter's of Brownsville. He was a US Army veteran. Regis was a 35 year lifetime member of the Luzerne Township Volunteer Fire Department. He was the head engineer and driver for the LaBelle Volunteer Fire Department, where he taught several different classes in life saving techniques and safety. Regis was the former Emergency Management Coordinator for Luzerne Township, a member of the Bridgeport Young Men's Club of Brownsville, and a former member of the YMCA in Washington. He is survived by his wife Georgeanna Staffen Gamble with whom he celebrated 45 years of marriage on July 18, 2009; son Regis A. and wife Gina Gamble of Middletown, Maryland; two daughters Renee Lynch of Thomasville, Georgia, Tina and husband Shawn Nowakowski of La Belle; nine grandchildren Regis and Johnathon Gamble, Shawn, John and Amanda Nowakowski, Carrie, William, Nathan and Travis Lynch; two sisters Teresa and husband Richard Gratkie, Marie Surace and brother John and wife Pat Gamble, all of New Eagle; sister-in-law Mary Gamble of Monongahela; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Alex Gamble and brother-in-law Paul Surace. Friends will be received 7-9 Saturday and 1-4 and 7-9 Sunday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where a blessing service will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. James Petrovsky officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela, with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. The Luzerne Township Volunteer Fire Department will conduct services Saturday evening at 8 PM in the funeral home.
Renato "Reno" Nones 01-01-2012 Renato "Reno" Nones, 89, of (Victory Hill) Monongahela, died Sunday, January 1, 2012 in his home. He was born July 18, 1922 in Baird, the son of Gian Battista and Carolina Milani Nones. Reno was a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Army and had been employed at US Steel, Donora Works. For twenty six years, he and his family had resided in New Jersey, where he was an Emergency Medical Technician for several years and had been employed at General Motors in Clark. In 1987, after retirement, he moved back to Monongahela. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church in Monongahela, the Carroll American Legion, James C. Ford Post 949 in Dunkirk and a lifetime member of the Victory Hill Social Center. Many years ago, he was active in the Senior Citizen Showboat Variety Show and was a member of the former Italian Heritage Society in Monongahela and the Trentino Society in Pittsburgh. He is survived by his wife, Berne Burgoyne Nones with whom he celebrated sixty four years of marriage on July 18, 2011; daughter, JoAnn and husband Dennis Root of Fremont, Ohio; sons, Bruce and wife Mary Jane Nones of Milford, New Jersey, Eric Nones of Chicago, Illinois; three grandchildren, Kimberly Smith, Scott Root and Dean Nones; four great grandchildren; brother, Raymond Nones of New York, New York. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Mark Nones who died August 10, 2009, brother, Aldo Nones and a sister, Dolores Komondor. Friends will be received on Wednesday, January 4, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Thursday, January 5, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Bob Schaefer officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church, 911 Howard Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.
Renee Pasquale Rodriguez 04-01-2011 Renee L. Pasquale Rodriguez, 61, of Bentleyville, died Friday, April 1, 2011 in her home.She was born March 25, 1950 in New Eagle, the daughter of the late Louis Pasquale and Shirley Yonkers Welsh. Renee was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1968. In 1971, she married Angel Rodriguez. Renee was a member of the Nottingham Christian Center in Eighty Four, where she taught Sunday School and Women's Bible Study. She was a homemaker, loved spending time with her grandsons and enjoyed crafting and playing cards.She watched many children in her home over the years. She is survived by her husband Angel Rodriguez, son, Cory Rodriguez of Sykesville, Maryland; daughter, Brooke and her husband Dan Lusk of Bentleyville; two grandsons, Coltyn and Blake Lusk; brother, Bill and his wife Carrie Welsh of Belle Vernon; sisters, Tina and Luann Welsh, both of Donora; half brother, Louie Pasquale of Greensburg; two half sisters, Mary Louise Hinshaw of West Springfield, MA, and Kathy Weed of Sebring, Florida; several nieces and nephews also survive. Friends will be received on Monday, April 4 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 5, at 11:00 AM in the Nottingham Christian Center with Rev. William Lusk officiating. For those who are planning on attending the funeral service, you are asked to go directly to the church. There will be visitations at the church. Interment will be private in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nottingham Christian Center, 1028 Linden Road, Eighty Four, PA 15330.
Retta "Dolly" Acton 10-30-2012 Retta "Dolly" Acton, 75, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, October 30, 2012 in the Greenery Rehabilitation Center, Canonsburg. She was born February 16, 1937 in Everson, the daughter of the late Oliver and Bessie Grabel Branthoover. Dolly was a member of the True Vine Anglican Church in Monongahela and a former member of the Order of the Daughters of the King. She was also a member of the Clairton Hill AARP and an avid bingo player. She is survived by her husband, Paul Acton with whom she celebrated 40 years of marriage on November 27, 2011; four sons and four daughters, Rodney "Buck" and wife Kathy Dunmeyer of Donora, Orran "Spanky" and wife Audrey Dunmeyer of Monessen, Tammy and husband Harry Bright of Virginia Beach, VA, Sandy and husband Ron Atkins of Monongahela, Joey Laski of New Eagle, Shawn and wife Crystal Acton, Kelly and husband Gruder Wilson, Erin and husband Vince Lambert, all of Columbia, SC; 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Friends will be received on Thursday, November 1, from 2-4 and 7-9PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 2 at 11:00 AM in the True Vine Anglican Church with the Rev. John Fierro, officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the True Vine Anglican Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 151, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Rev. William R. Carney 06-23-2009 Rev. William R. Carney, 80, of Bentleyville, died Wednesday, June 23, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born on March 19, 1929, in Munhall, a son of Raymond W. and Ellen Faust Carney. He is survived by his daughter Sharon and her husband Billy Joe Taylor of Bentleyville, and two sons Raymond and his wife Dorene Carney of Wentzville, Missouri and Ronald Carney of Irwin; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three brothers Paul and James Carney of Munhall, and Robert Carney of Memphis, Missouri, and a sister Nancy Bartek of West Mifflin. Services are private and are being handled by the Frye Funeral Home, Inc.
Rev. Wilma Jean Ingland 10-12-2010 Rev. Wilma Jean Ingland, 77, of Monroeville, died Tuesday, October 12, 2010 in the Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born March 31, 1933 in Charleroi, the daughter of Robert M. Ingland Sr. and Violet Lewis Ingland. Rev. Ingland was an ordained Minister Evangelist since 1957 in the Church of the Nazarene. She traveled extensively throughout the country and some foreign countries as well. She attended the Eastern Nazarene College in Wollaston, Mass. and Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn. In addition to her ministry, she owned and operated a Hallmark Card n' Gift Shoppe in Chester, West Virginia during the 1960's. This was a very successful business endeavor for Wilma Jean that lasted many years. In the early 1980's, she sold the business to a minister and his wife and moved to Monroeville. Her church ministry and evangelistic work has been her main career, having preached for 54 years. A very successful ministry, with thousands of people having their lives changed and transformed through the acceptance of Jesus Christ. She believed in the Divine Healing and had miracle services in her ministry, having seen Jesus open up blinded eyes, lame to walk, deaf to hear and people delivered from evil habits that had them bound. Throughout her retirement years, she has continued on, always saying, "a preacher never retires" and so, her life lives on. She is survived by her brother, the Rev. Robert M. Ingland Jr. and wife Grace of Monongahela; aunt, Marie Balsano of Fontana, CA; nephew, Robert L. Ingland and wife Lois of Huntersville, NC; two nieces, Catherine McGee and husband Cornell of Weddington, NC, Amy Steward and husband John of Matthew, NC; and nine grand nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Thursday from 7-9 PM and Friday from 2-4 and 7- 9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM in the Church of the Nazarene, 10th and Chess Streets, with the Rev. Raymond DiCamillo and the Rev. Robert M. Ingland Jr. co- officiating. Everyone that is planning on attending the funeral is asked to meet at the church. Additional visitations will be held Saturday morning in the funeral home until 10:30 AM. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Rhea Eugene Kelly 09-01-2011 Rhea Eugene Kelly, 86, lifelong resident of Monongahela, died peacefully in his sleep September 1, 2011. He was born in Crookham, Washington County, on June 19, 1925 and lovingly raised by his grandparents Verda Dean Kelly and Searight Ray Kelly. Known to most simply as "Kelly" he was very proud of his Irish heritage. Since his childhood, he was also known to many by the nickname of "Peck" being compared to the mischievous character from 1934 movie "Peck's Bad Boy". Kelly was a natural born story-teller and he could and did make friends quickly and easily. He was known in the community for his vivacious sense of humor and colorful yarns. His involvement with Democratic Party politics at the state, county and local levels was a lifelong passion. He enjoyed watching Steelers football, old war movies and a good western (especially if John Wayne was the main character). An avid collector of music, in his later years, he loved playing the role of DJ when & wherever he could. Quite the card shark, Kelly enjoyed pinochle, poker and euchre. As a young adult he competed as a dance roller skater. Rhea was a member of the Ironworkers of America, Local #3 and worked for the American Bridge Company and at the Clairton Steel Mill. After his retirement, Rhea drove for the Monongahela Taxi Company and especially enjoyed the pre-dawn railroad runs. He was a member of St. Paul's Angelican Church in Monongahela. Survived by his daughter, Vonda Mason, of Albany, NY; son, Roderick Kelly, of Baltimore, MD; daughter, Jill Sarat and her husband, Colonel Paul Sarat of Tampa, FL; daughter, Karen Frederick of Ohio and eight grandchildren, Sarah, Christian and Elias Mason, Maura, Justin, Haiden, Ben and Hannah Sarat. Rhea was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Ruth (Harris) Kelly; his daughter Colleen (Connie) Kelly, mother, Verda (Kelly) Nichol; and brothers, Robert E. and Richard A. Nichol, as well as his dear friend, Mary Patterson. A memorial service will be held at Frye Funeral Home, in Monongahela, at a future date to be announced.
Richard Gratkie 01-14-2014 Richard "Unc" Gratkie, 83, of New Eagle, died Tuesday, January 14, 2014 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born March 3, 1930 in McKees Rocks, the son of Joseph and Anna Nosal Gratkie. Richard was a graduate of Sto-Rox High School, class of 1948. He was a sergeant in the US Army having served during the Korean War. He was in the Second division, 4th Infantry as a communication chief and the 4th regimental combat outfit. He was then transferred to Alaska for three years where he was on ski patrol. He retired after thirty five years of employment from Continental Can in West Mifflin. Richard was a member and an usher for sixty years at St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. He was also a member of the VFW Post 1409 in Black Diamond, the Carroll Legion, James C. Ford Post 949 in Dunkirk and the Arroas Haymakers Association No. 258 1/2 in New Eagle. Richard was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. When his grandsons were younger, he loved taking them to all of their baseball games and also enjoyed traveling with his wife Teri. He is survived by his wife, Teri Gamble Gratkie, with whom he celebrated sixty years of marriage on October 24, 2013; daughter, Ninetta DiNardo and husband Bill of Gastonville; grandsons, Kurtis and Erik DiNardo; two sisters, Geraldine Pastin and JoAnn DeVito of McKees Rocks; sister-in-law, Lorraine Gratkie of Coraopolis; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Gratkie. Friends will be received on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 6-8 PM and Friday, January 17, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela with military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard.
Richard A. Sanders 12-12-2008 Richard A. Sanders, 57, of Donora, died Saturday December 13, 2008 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born on February 28, 1951, in Monongahela, a son of the late Charles Sanders and Josephine Gregor Sanders Stanko. For many years, Mr. Sanders was a self employed truck driver in Pennsylvania and Ohio. He attended the Living Water Ministries Church in Monongahela. He is survived by his wife Barbara Muccino Sanders, daughter Brandee Sanders of Scranton, son Brian Sanders of Bridgeville, sister Doris Los of North Carolina. A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 1:00 PM at the Living Water Ministries, 3326 Rainbow Run Road, Monongahela with the Rev. Bonnie Jones officiating. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., Monongahela.
Richard A. "Dickie" O'Brien 12-25-2011 Richard A. "Dickie" O'Brien, 60, of New Eagle, died unexpectedly Sunday, December 25, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born December 22, 1951 in New Eagle, the son of the late Alvin "Chick" and Elizabeth "Betty" Studt O'Brien. Dickie was a graduate of Monongahela High School and was Methodist by faith. He was formerly employed by Frank Irey Industries of Monongahela, and most recently Lone Pine Construction, Inc. of Bentleyville. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, enjoyed Harley Davidson's, especially his softtail, his 1965 Ford Galaxy and his dog, Sophie. Dickie was always working. In addition to his construction job, he and his son, Christopher spent a great deal of time together buying and remodeling homes. He is survived by his fiance', Marcia Lorraine Babiak; son, Christopher and wife Amy O'Brien of Monongahela; daughter, Tracey and husband Vince Bavuso of Monongahela; three grandchildren, Christopher Patrick O'Brien Jr., Chase Alexander O'Brien and Christie Rae Bavuso; brother, David O'Brien of Monongahela; aunts, Carolyn Hirschman of South Park and Ann O'Brien of Monongahela; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews also survive. Friends will be received on Wednesday, December 28, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Thursday, December 29, at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Ronald Fleming officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Richard P. "Dick" Brady 01-07-2009 Richard Patrick "Dick" Brady, 83, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, January 7, 2009, in the Greenery Rehabilitation Center, Canonsburg. He was born April 24, 1925 in New Eagle, a son of the late Alexander and Edna Musante Brady. Richard attended Transfiguration grade school, was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1942, and Duquesne University. He later attended Duquesne Law School. He was a US Army veteran having served in the European Theater during WW II, with the 26th Division and the recipient of 2 Bronze stars, a Purple Heart, Croix de Guerre and 4 battle stars for campaigns. He was formerly employed as Superintendent of Production and Planning at Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel in Monessen and Allenport. He then became Chief County Clerk for one term and retired as Director of Domestic Relations, both in Washington County. His memberships include Transfiguration Church in Monongahela, St. Vincent DePaul Society, Knights of Columbus Bishop Phelan where he was past Grand Knight of the 4th degree, Monongahela Elks Lodge #455 where he was past Exhaulted Ruler, American Legion Frank Downer Post #302 in Monongahela and Senior Program Officer of the Civil Air Patrol Squadron #1409. He is the beloved husband of Mary Spernak Brady with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage on July 14, 2008, devoted father of Michael Brady of Harrisburg, grandfather of Alan Flanders of Florida and Andrea Flanders of Texas; special niece Mary Ann Toth, of Belle Vernon; brother of William and his wife Doreen Brady of New Eagle, two sisters, Mary Brady of Las Vegas, Nevada and Kathleen Bordini of Monongahela; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter Patricia Flanders, brother Paul Brady, and three sisters, Patricia Daley, Edna DeSimone, and Rita Brady. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc. 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday at 10:00AM in Transfiguration Church, with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal service and interment will be held at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Brady's memory to the Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, 6507 Wilkins Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. The Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad will conduct services Friday evening at 7:30 in the funeral home.
Richard W. Robson 03-11-2011 Richard Willian Robson, 102, of Charleroi, formerly of Monongahela, New Eagle and Bentleyville, died Friday, March 11, 2011 in Thorpes Personal Care Home, North Charleroi. He was born February 10, 1909 in Johnstown, the son of Leo and Nellie Robson Sabo. Mr. Robson was employed at the former People's Gas Company, at first in Johnstown and then at the Pittsburgh office. After that, he managed Cooper's Warehouse in Monongahela that housed supplies for People's Gas. He retired with over thirty years of employment. Many years ago, he was a former elder and Sunday school teacher at the First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela. He enjoyed walking, gardening and loved to make people laugh. He is survived by his daughter, Wanda and husband Donald Porter of Monongahela; sons, Richard and wife Chris Robson of Sarver, Larry and wife Mary Robson of Scottdale; seven grandchildren; and twenty great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mildred "Mickey" Winona Justice Robson who died July 6, 2009; and brothers, Robert and John Robson. Friends will be received on Sunday, March 13, 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Monday, March 14, at 11:00 AM with Rev. William Bailey, officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to Journey By Grace Church, 4803 State Route 51 North, Belle Vernon, PA 15012.
Rita J. Donovan 03-20-2010 Rita J. Donovan, 84, of Dormont, died Saturday, March 20, 2010 in the Golden Living Center, Mt. Lebanon. She was born September 20, 1925, in New Eagle, a daughter of John F. and Gertrude Snyder Donovan. Miss Donovan was a member of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church in Pittsburgh. She retired with over fifty years from the Wallace M. Reid Insurance Company in Brentwood. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends and neighbors. She is survived by her brother Jack and wife Donis Donovan of Monongahela and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters: Sue Thomson, Annis DeForest and Frances Chattaway. Family and friends are invited to gather for a mass of Christian burial on Thursday at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Monongahela. Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. The Frye Funeral Home Inc., is in charge of the arrangements.
Roanld M. Boros 04-20-2009 Ronald Michael Boros 65, of New Eagle, died unexpectedly, Monday, April 20, 2009 in his home. He was born on March 20, 1944, in New Eagle, a son of the late John and Anne A. Jurofcik Boros. Ron was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela and a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1962. He retired from US Steel Irvin Works with thirty years of employment and was a veteran serving in the US Army. He was a member of the VFW Club in Charleroi, the East Monongahela Sportsman Club and the Star Junction Sportsman Club. He is survived by several cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother John Boros, Jr. who died May 12, 2004. A private blessing service was held in the chapel at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela, with the Rev. George Chortos officiating. Committal service and entombment followed. The Frye Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Robert Dias 09-11-2011 Robert Dias, 89, of Monongahela, died Sunday, September 11, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born February 8, 1922 in Donora, the son of Frederick and Pearl Edna Bergman Dias. Bob retired in 1986 from the former Stauffer Chemical Company in Monongahela with 32 years of employment. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the US Army Aircorps holding the rank of Staff Sargeant. He was a member of the American Legion Frank Downer Post 302 in Monongahela. He loved spending his time outdoors. In his younger days, he enjoyed fly fishing and hunting. Later in life, he spent endless hours in his vegetable garden. Bob also enjoyed history and was a Civil War enthusiast. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy A. Shedlock Dias with whom he celebrated 63 years of marriage on January 31, 2011; sons, Robert and wife Mary Southerland Dias of Woodbridge, VA and Timothy and wife Rhonda Dias of Jeffersonton, VA; grandchildren, Sherri Lee and Alexander Garard Dias. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, William Dias. Friends will be received on Wednesday, September 14, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Inurnment will be private in the Monongahela Cemetery. The Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad will conduct services Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm in the funeral home.
Robert V. Delso 02-11-2014 Robert V. "Buzzy" Delso, 61, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born December 17, 1952 in Monongahela, the son of the late Norman C. and Elizabeth "Libby" Laughland Delso. Bob was a 1971 graduate of Ringgold High School, Monongahela Division and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela. After 31 years of employment, he retired from United States Steel Clairton Works and until June of 2011 was the produce manager at the Monongahela Foodland. He was an avid Steeler fan, enjoyed fishing and home remodeling projects. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Kathy J. Healey Delso, whom he married on May 4, 1974 in St. Anthony's Church, Monongahela; son, Brian M. Delso at home; daughter, Brea Delso-Roberts of Monongahela; grandson, Dylan Roberts; nieces, Lori Opfer, Ashley and Caitlyn Brown; nephew, Darren Opfer; great niece, Carissa McMurphy; sister-in-law, Cindy Brown and her husband Kevin of Perryopolis; and brother-in-law, Larry A. Healey and friend Darla Hubert of Charleroi. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Donna Lee Opfer. Friends will be received on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 1-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Alan Morrison officiating. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society of Western PA, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.
Robert "BD" Douglas 10-07-2011 Robert James "BD" Douglas, 59, of Monongahela, died Saturday, October 7, 2011 in the Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born September 6, 1952 in New Eagle, the son of the late James R. and Mary Maxymczak Douglas. Bob was a 1970 graduate of Monongahela High School. He retired in 2003 from US Steel, Clairton Works after 31 years of employment. He was a member of the Monongahela Church of the Nazarene and it's Life Circle's Group. Bob bowled at the Charleroi Lanes, where he was a member and captain of the New Eagle Bowling League. He enjoyed taking walks and driving his Porsche, especially to the antique car shows. He is survived by his loving wife, Angela Sawka Douglas with whom he celebrated 8 years of marriage on January 4, 2011; step son, Gregory Skinkis II of Monongahela; beloved sisters, Patty Douglas of Monongahela, Marlene and husband Bert Smith of Florida; mother-in-law, Margaret Sawka of California. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, October 12 from 1-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Additional visitations will be held on Thursday, October 13 from 10-11 AM, the time of service, at the Church of the Nazarene, 10th and Chess Streets, Monongahela, with the Rev. Raymond DiCamillo officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh.
Robert "Cliffy" Vickers 07-23-2010 Robert Clifford"Cliffy" Vickers, 74, of Eighty Four, died Friday, July 23, 2010 in his home. He was born April 19, 1936 in Finleyville, a son of Charles E. and Lucy Beatrice Balliard Vickers. In his younger years, Mr. Vickers was employed by Vickers Brothers Chevrolet in Finleyville. He then became an insurance adjustor working in the Baldwin and Pittsburgh areas. He retired after being self employed for several years in the car salvage business. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Finleyville and the Hackett Club of Venetia. Mr. Vickers was a hunting enthusiast, enjoyed water skiing, boating, NASCAR, going to Deep Creek, Sunday dinners and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife Janet Ziner Vickers with whom he celebrated 44 beautiful years of marriage on May 21, 2010; six children, Robert Charles (Cathy) Vickers, Randy (Michelle) Vickers, Valerie (John) Kubis, Robert Clifford (Carla) Vickers Jr., Marc (Ann) Vickers, Eric (Amy) Vickers; seven grandchildren, Bobbi Jo and Rus, Diane, Chyanne, Kayla, Mallorie, Logan and Claudia; step granddaughter Olyvia; great grandson Jonathan; two brothers and two sisters, Charles (Sylvia) Vickers, Alyce (Bill) Korecky, Myra (Richard) Winters, David Vickers; former son-in-law Randy Campbell; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother Dennis. Friends will be received Sunday 7-9 PM and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Candace Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Finleyville, 3595 Washington Avenue, Finleyville, PA 15332 or to Amedisys Hospice, 2215 Hill Church Houston Road, Suite 1A, Canonsburg, PA 15317.
Robert A. Zaladonis 01-15-2012 Robert A. Zaladonis, Sr., 66, of Monongahela, died Sunday, January 15, 2012 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pittsburgh. He was born January 11, 1946 in Pittsburgh, the son of Martin Anthony and Mildred Stasik Zaladonis. Mr. Zaladonis retired from Boeing International for the Bureau of Mines in Bruceton. He will be remembered as a kind, loving, humble and strong man. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren, enjoyed playing the guitar, gardening, fishing and was an avid sports fan. He is survived by two sons and a daughter, Robert A. Zaladonis, Jr. and wife Heather of Donora, Rebecca A. Janosko and husband Stephen of Jefferson Hills, Ronald M. Zaladonis of Monongahela; companion, Linda Kisner of Forward Township; step son, Randy Kisner and wife Lori of Fallowfield Township; twelve grandchildren, Ashley, Zack, Tyler, Colton, Michael, Rachael, Adam, Katalina, Zerik, Luke, Noah and Zayne; two sisters, Theresa Neill of Wildwood, NJ, Florence Griffith of Dunedin, FL; nephew, William Griffith; niece, Tracy Haas and husband Matt; great nephew, Hunter Haas. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Will. Friends will be received on Tuesday, January 17, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, January 18, at noon in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. Dale DeNinno as celebrant.
Robert Alan Magruda Jr. 07-17-2008 Private services were held for Robert Alan Magruda, Jr. 38, of Pricedale, formerly of Perryopolis, who died July 17, 2008 in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born on January 6, 1970, in North Charleroi, a son of Robert Alan Magruda, Sr. And Jeannine Restivo Magruda who survive and reside in Perryopolis. Bob was a graduate of Frazier High School, class of 1989. He was currently employed by Bigs Trucking Company in Belle Vernon. He enjoyed watching auto racing and going to football games with his son Jared. In addition to his parents, he is survived by son Jared and his mother Michelle Zanardini Magruda of Elco; brother Edward Magruda of Perryopolis; sister Jennifer Booher of Monongahela, maternal grandmother Frances Namie Restivo of Monongahela; special friend Robin Shanor. Private visitations and services were held Monday at the Frye Funeral Home, Monongahela, with the Rev. Thomas Cahill officiating. Committal services and interment followed in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Long Branch.
Robert C. Byers 07-26-2012 Robert C. Byers, 84, of Monongahela, died Thursday, July 26, 2012 in his home. He was born March 5,1928 in Monongahela, the son of R. Edwin and Jean Leadman Byers and step son of Naomi Harrison Byers. Bob retired from the Equitable Gas Company with thirty seven years of employment. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Henry M. Phillips Lodge 337 F&AM, and the B.P.O. Elks Lodge 455, all of Monongahela. In his younger years, Bob enjoyed fishing, trap shooting and reading. He loved spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Helen Belback Byers with whom he celebrated sixty two years of marriage on March 18, 2012; son, Robert M. Byers of South Park; daughter, Linda Pirollo and husband Rob of Allison Park; grandchildren, Chris Byers, Karilyn Kamouyerou and husband Michael, Matt and Eric Pirollo. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Eckert. Friends will be received Saturday, July 28, from 7-9 PM and Sunday, July 29, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 30, at 1:00 PM in Simpson Chapel at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ronald Fleming officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 430 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or the American Heart Association, 777 Penn Center Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15235.
Robert Dale Sheperd 02-27-2010 Robert Dale Sheperd, 82, of Monongahela, (Victory Hill), died Saturday, February 27, 2010 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born December 23, 1927, in Monongahela, a son of Thomas Edgar and Jane Elizabeth Burgoyne Sheperd. Bob retired from Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela with forty years of employment. A proud member and enthusiactic supporter of the Victory Hill Gun Club. He carries with him fond memories of it, second only to his family. He served our country as a US Army Corporal during the Occupation of Japan in WW II. He is survived by thirteen nieces and nephews: Edgar Sheperd of Speers, David Sheperd of Carrol Twp., Gaynell Sheperd of Pittsburgh, James Sheperd of Garland, Texas, John Sheperd of Midland, Terry Doney of North Huntingdon, Thomas Rosengarth of Harrisonburg, Va., Gail Young of Washington, Gay Young Rosborough of Waynesburg, William James Ryan of Charleroi, Tawny Ryan Hyslop of Monongahela, Charles Ryan of Elizabeth, Kathryn Young of Texas, numerous great and great great nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Stella Olive Ryan Sheperd who died January 22, 2008, two brothers Edgar Thomas and William Sheperd and two sisters Betty Sheperd Doney and Norma Jean Sheperd Rosengarth. Friends will be received on Monday 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Tom Harding officiating. Interment in Monongahela Cemetery will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Victory Hill Gun Club, c/o Tom Pandrock, 65 Walnut Ridge Road, Charleroi, PA 15022.
Robert E. Gandley 06-10-2012 Robert Eugene Gandley, 74, of Monongahela, died Sunday, June 10, 2012, in Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born Tuesday, June 29, 1937, in Monongahela, the son of the late Robert Emmett and Margaret Cirinelli Gandley. Robert received a degree in business administration from Robert Morris University. He then went on to receive his degree in teaching from California University of Pennsylvania, and received his master's degree from West Virginia University. Up until 19 years ago, he had taught elementary education for the Elizabeth Forward School District. He was an avid fly knot tyer and fisherman, he also loved to read, hunt, and collect many interesting items and antiques. He is survived by his wife, Martha Peake Gandley, with whom he celebrated 47 years of marriage on Sept. 4, 2011; a son, Robert E. Gandley and his wife, Julie, of Girard, Pa.; daughter, Robin E. Gandley and her husband, David Figucia, of Gibsonia; grandchildren, Jacob and Maria Figucia, and Robert and James Gandley; sister, M. Joy Bellicini and her husband, John, of Monongahela; and four nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Tuesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the FRYE FUNERAL HOME INC., 427 West Main St., Monongahela, where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 West Main St., Monongahela, PA 15063; or to the Monongahela Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 152, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Robert Edward Hill 06-29-2011 Robert Edward Hill, 62, of Donora, formerly of Monongahela, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in his home. He was born November 30, 1948 in Monongahela, the son of James Levi and Irene Cullen Hill. Mr. Hill was a member of the First Baptist Church and the former Eagles Club, both in Monongahela. He enjoyed playing cards, bowling, and watching sports on TV. Bob will be remembered by his family for his kind and gentle manner. He is the beloved brother of James Hill and Laura Downer, both of Monongahela, Vivian Cheney of Charleroi; brother-in-law of Robert C. Cox of West Alexander; and beloved uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Nancy L. Cox and Dolores Patterson; and two nieces, Crystal Cheney and Billie Joan Cherry. Friends will be received on Friday, July 1, from 5-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Saturday, July 2, at 10:00 AM with the Pastor Kenneth Kirby officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Robert G. Randolph 05-31-2011 Robert G. Randolph, 86, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011. He was born January 22, 1925 in Connellsville, the son of the late Edgar Maxwell and Pauline E. Beucher Randolph. Mr. Randolph was a graduate of Connellsville High School. A United States Navy veteran having served in WW II on the USS Quincy CA-71 as a machinist in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters. He took part in the invasion of Normandy, France, D-Day June 6, 1944, and the occupation of Japan in 1945. He was employed at the Mitchell Power Plant in New Eagle for 40 years, retiring as a Maintenance Supervisor. He was a member of Transfiguration Church and the Sutman Yohe VFW Post 1409, both of Monongahela. An avid hunter and fisherman, Bob also had a great love of western movies, especially watching his favorite, John Wayne. He is survived by his son, William H. Randolph of Virginia; two grandchildren, Stephen and Jill Randolph; two brothers, Edward Maxwell Randolph, Jr. of Connellsville, Donald Randolph of El Paso, Texas; four nieces and two nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Marian Baldwin Randolph, who died on January 16, 2002; one brother, Dr. John Randolph and one sister, Virginia Phillips Szczygiel. Friends will be received on Friday, June 3, from 2-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, June 4, at 10 AM inTransfiguration Church with Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Interment will follow in Greenridge Memorial Park, Connellsville.
Robert J. Urban 08-06-2013 Robert J. "RJ" Urban, 88, of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Monongahela, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013. He was born June 20, 1925 in Monongahela, the son of Vincent J. and Eva Indinauski Urban. Mr. Urban was born and raised in Monongahela and was a former member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthonys Church. He was a US Coast Guard veteran serving during WW II. Following his military service, he was a fireman with the Pennsylvania Railroad for ten years, and then employed by the US Department of Transportation as a railroad inspector, until his retirement in 1990. Mr. Urban was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Sutman Yohe VFW Post 1409 in Monongahela. He is survived by his wife of forty four years, Mira Bakale Urban and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, William "Chief" Urban, Ben Urban and Edmund Urban; and a sister, Jean Wickerham. Friends will be received on Friday, August 9, 2013 from 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthonys Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Monessen.
Robert L. Skelly 08-06-2010 Robert L. Skelly, 59, of Pleasant Hills, formerly of Monongahela, died Friday, August 6, 2010 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born October 16, 1950 in Monongahela, the son of the late William S. and Martha Sherratt Skelly. He was the loving father of Michael (Julia) Skelly of Mt. Washington, and Shannon (Jamie) Skelly of Pleasant Hills; grandfather of Jocelyn Skelly, Nathan and Rachel Skelly-Rump; brother of Linda (John) Kosar of South Fayette; uncle of Kevin S. Kosar and Kristin S. Oxbrough, close friend of Paula Skelly. No visitation will be held. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 9, at 11:00 AM in the Monongahela Cemetery chapel. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Thomas Jefferson Youth Football Association. Arrangements were handled by the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela.
Robert Lee Brake, Sr. 04-19-2012 Robert Lee Brake, Sr., 84, of New Eagle, died Thursday, April 19, 2012 in his home. He was born Sunday, January 15, 1928 in Brownton, WV, the son of the late Ray Oliver and Nettie Armstrong Brake. Mr. Brake was a US Navy veteran, having served in both WWII and the Korean Conflict. He retired in 1993 after 40 years of employment with Bell of Pennsylvania, where he worked as a splicer. He was a member of the East Monongahela Sportsmen's Club and TCA (Train Collectors Association). Pappy loved to go to Hills Restaurant in New Eagle for lunch everyday since he retired in 1993. He is survived by his wife Connie Brake with whom he has celebrated over 55 years of marriage, two sons, Robert Lee Brake, Jr., of New Eagle, Terry and his wife Linda Brake of Clarksville, TN; daughter, Cindy Brake of Alexandria, VA; grandson, Chris Brake; two granddaughters, Allison Brake and Monique Bolosan; great grandchild, Caleb Brake. Friends will be received on Saturday, April 21, from 7-9 PM and Sunday, April 22, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a funeral service will be held on Monday, April 23, at 11:00 AM with the Pastor Kenneth Kirby officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.
Roberta G. Sheperd 02-09-2010 Roberta G. Sheperd, 93, of Monongahela (Victory Hill), died Tuesday, February 9, 2010 in her home. She was born July 14, 1916 in Belle Vernon, a daughter of Ethan and Charlotte Shanks Culp. Mrs. Sheperd was a 1934 graduate of Charleroi High School. In her younger years, she was a member of the Victory Hill PTA, a den mother for the Carroll Township cub scouts and was very active in the Victory Hill Social Center Ladies Auxiliary. She was Protestant by faith. She is survived by two sons and a daughter: Edgar T. Sheperd of Speers, Gaynell A. Sheperd of Pittsburgh and David A. Sheperd and wife Esther of Carroll Twp.; three grandchildren Thomas Sheperd and his wife Melissa, Robert Sheperd and Andrea Sheperd Allen and her husband Branden; four great grandchildren Jason, Kathryn, David and Sarah; two brothers Ethan Culp of N. Charleroi, Charles Culp of Greensburg and sister Helen Olejniczek of Portage, Indiana. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Edgar (Ted) Sheperd who died January 6, 2000. Friends will be received Friday 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Scott Berkley officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Victory Hill Gun Club, c/o Tom Pandrock, 65 Walnut Ridge Road, Charleroi, PA 15022.
Rodger D. Wiles 10-20-2012 Rodger Dean Wiles, 75, of Bentleyville, formerly of Beaufort and Ridgeville, South Carolina, died Saturday, October 20, 2012 in his home. He was born July 29,1937 in Decatur, Illinois, the son of the late Luther and Alice Vance Wiles. Rodger was a twenty year US Marine Corps veteran having served during the Vietnam War and obtaining the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. After his service to our country, he was employed for twenty five years by the city of Charleston, South Carolina's Police Department until his retirement. He was Charleston's first full time range officer and a member of the Beaufort County sheriff's department. Rodger was a NRA referee and member, a member of the South Carolina Palmetto Pistol League and the True Vine Anglican Church in Monongahela. He is survived by his wife, Lynne Horsey Wiles with whom he celebrated thirty two years of marriage on November 25, 2011; two sons, Patrick "PJ" Wiles and wife Deborah of Beaufort, SC, Thomas J. DeWaine, Jr. and wife Sharon of Cades, SC; two daughters, Christy Wiles Torrko and husband Tommy, Bernadene A. Giles and husband Mark, all of Beaufort, SC; two grandsons, Thomas H. DeWaine of Florence, SC, Ryan B. Giles of Beaufort, SC; two sisters, Janet K. Amos of Dunnellon, FL, Anna Mary Majors of Effingham, IL. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughters, Mary Alice Wiles, Cathleen Wiles Underwood, Hollie M. Wiles; son, Rodger D. Wiles and grandson, Michael Wiles. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 4:00 PM in the True Vine Anglican Church, 700 E. Main Street, Monongahela with the Rev. John Fierro officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the True Vine Anglican Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 151, Monongahela, PA 15063. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela is in charge of the arrangements.
Rodney Lee Flament 03-06-2013 Rodney Lee Flament, 42, of Fallowfield Twp., died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 6, 2013. He was born May 4, 1970 in New Eagle, the son of Elmer and Kitty Mutschler Flament of Fallowfield Township. Rodney was a 1988 graduate of Charleroi High School. He loved to hunt and fish. In addition to his parents he is survived by two sisters, Karen Lynn Carlucci and husband John of Fallowfield Township, Diane Argirakis and boyfriend Del Bergman of Grimesland, NC; three brothers, Rick Flament, Brad Flament and wife Kim, David Flament and his fianc Bobbi Pensis, all of Fallowfield Twp.; his former wife, Dianne Spisak Flament of Stockdale; two step children, Julie and Nick; several nieces and nephews also survive. Private services were held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 in the Monongahela Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., Monongahela, PA 15063.
Rollin "Pat" Patterson 11-29-2013 Rollin "Pat" Patterson, 90, of Monongahela, died Friday, November 29, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born July 27, 1923 in Charleroi, the son of A. E. and Marjorie Wise Patterson. Mr. Patterson was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1942 and a World War II veteran, having served with the US Army in the Pacific Theatre. He retired with twenty six years of employment from the former Daily Herald and was a member of the First Christian Church, both of Monongahela. During his lifetime, he was an avid bowler, golfer and enjoyed many camping trips with his family. He is survived by his daughter, Lynn Martik and husband Keith of South Park; son, Larry Patterson of Dunedin, Florida; two granddaughters, Kristi Duffy and husband Kevin, Nicole Martik Hays and husband Josh; three great grandchildren, Maya Lynn Hays, Brian and John Duffy; sister, Doris Hemminger of St. Mary's, West Virginia. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Mae Patterson who died May 8, 2005; and two brothers, Donald and Stanley Patterson. Friends will be received on Sunday, December 1, 2013 from 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Dr. Gerald Demarest officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Ronald H. Murray 12-06-2010 Ronald H. Murray, 73, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Monday, December 6, 2010 in the Haven Crest Nursing Home, Carroll Twp.. He was born February 27, 1937 in Pittsburgh, the son of Harry and Ruth Komlenic Murray. Mr. Murray was formerly employed as a body man at Peno's in Monongahela for over ten years. He retired from the South Hills Village Mall in Pittsburgh as a floor supervisor. He was an avid Steelers, Penguins and Pirates fan. He loved to watch John Wayne movies and enjoyed plastic canvas needlework. He is survived by his wife, Cecilia Mack Murray with whom he celebrated 42 years of marriage; two sons, Ronald P. Murray and wife Gwen of Monongahela, Robert J. Bundy and friend Tracy of Bridgeville; three daughters, Dawn R. Murray and boyfriend John of Monongahela, Debra A. Rusin and husband Robert of New Eagle, Joyce A. Hunker and husband Todd of Carroll Township; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sister Sally A. Warner of Pittsburgh, niece Deborah Lucas and two great nieces. A memorial service will to be held and announced at a later date. The Frye Funeral Home Inc., is in charge of the arrangements.
Ronald Lee Sarver 04-03-2012 Ronald Lee Sarver, 58, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at his home. He was born September 10, 1953 in New Eagle, the son of the late Basil and Jennie Ferraro Sarver. Ron was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1972. He retired after twenty four years of employment from the Mathies Mine. One of his favorite pastimes was spending time with his granddaughter, Rylee. Ron was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved being outside gardening and doing yard work. Ron could fix anything he set his mind to. He was a very kind hearted person, loved helping his neighbors and was wonderful at giving advice. He is survived by his wife, Lezlie Werner Sarver with whom he celebrated thirty seven years of marriage on August 10, 2011; daughter, Jillian Sarver of Monongahela, son, Daniel Sarver of Bridgeville; granddaughter, Rylee Fresh; brother, Roy and wife Linda Sarver of Monongahela; mother-in-law, Ruth Ann Werner; two sisters-in-law, Laurie Mesaros and Lyda Barr, all of Elizabeth; several nieces and nephews also survive. Friends will be received on Thursday, April 5, 2012 from 2-4 and 7- 9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Friday, April 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM with the Elder Richard Scaglione officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. The family suggests contributions in Ron's memory be made to a charity of one's choice.
Rose L. Mancini 12-05-2013 Rose Liberata Mancini, 98, of Sebastian, Florida, formerly of Elrama, Canonsburg and Washington, DC, died Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Pelican Gardens Assisted Living Facility, Sebastian, Florida. She was born May 2, 1915 in Shire Oaks, the daughter of Antonio and Nunziata Sebastiana Mancini. Rose first went to school in Shire Oaks, walked to Coal Bluff to attend school and also attended Elrama School, Clairton High School and Duffs Business School in Pittsburgh. In 1942, Rose went to Washington, DC to work for the US Army Foreign Science and Technology Center retiring after thirty two years of employment. Upon retirement, she resided in Palm Coast, Florida and then moved back to Pennsylvania. Rose loved to travel and has been all over the world, except to Alaska and Australia. She loved to read, go out to eat, keep house, plant flowers, visit and have people visit with her. Rose was the last of her immediate family. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Vincenzio "Jim" Mancini and four sisters, Mary Layton, Virginia Mancini, Concetta Centafonti and Antoinette "Toni" Neidermeyer. Friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral prayers will begin at 9:30 AM in the funeral home onTuesday, December 10, 2013 followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Damien of Molokai Parish, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to St. Patrick Roman Catholic Parish, 317 W. Pike Street, Canonsburg, PA 15317.
Rose M. Garry 01-03-2010 Rose M. Garry, 91, of Monongahela, died Sunday, January 3, 2010, in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born November 25, 1918 on the south side of Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Samuel and Anna Ohota Milton.Rose was Catholic by faith. She enjoyed interior designing, especially decorating her own home. She spent countless hours at home as an accomplished seamstress, also enjoying upholstering, cooking and music. She is survived by her husband, James E. Garry with whom she celebrated 50 years of marriage on April 29, 2009, son Guy Albero, II of Monongahela; daughter Carala Trunzo of Greensburg; step daughter, Sharon Dee Garry of McMurray; five grandchildren Jeffrey Trunzo, Kimberly DeLeonibus, Terry Trunzo, Guy Albero, III, Laura Arbuckle, step grandson, Troy Vignoli; ten great grandchildren; and a sister, Anna Mae Caprio of Pembroke Pines, Florida. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Michael and Stephen Milton and two sisters, Marie Milton and Katherine Pager. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday at 12:00PM in St. Anthony's Church, with the Rev. Joseph Feltz, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Finleyville Cemetery.
Rose M. "Betty" Hearn 03-27-2010 Rose Mae "Betty" Hearn, 87, of Monongahela, died Saturday, March 27, 2010 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born July 14, 1922, in Ingram, a daughter of William W. and Katherine Walsh Burrows. Mrs. Hearn was a member of Transfiguration Church and its Altar Rosary Society. She actively volunteered her time at the church and at its school. For over fifteen years, she worked at the laundromat in Monongahela at both the 9th Street and 5th Street sites. She is survived by her daughter Kathleen and husband Ronald S. Casciani of Monongahela; her son William B. and wife Rosemary Hearn of Monongahela; two grandsons Chad M. Casciani, Ryan C. and his wife Christina Casciani; and a great granddaughter Milena Rose Casciani. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John J. Hearn who died December 19, 1997; and two sisters Rita Johnston and her twin sister Wilma Nester. Friends will be received on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Transfiguration School Father Leger Memorial Fund, 731 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Rosemary Magaruh 01-08-2009 Rosemary Magaruh 64, of Charleroi, Fallowfield Twp., died Thursday, January 8, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born on February 20, 1944, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Evelyn Centenial Lechner who survives and resides North Carolina and the late Harvey Lechner. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband Matt Magaruh, Jr. with whom she celebrated 30 years of marriage on November 11, 2008, two sons Jeffrey and wife Paula Smith of Monongahela, Timothy Smith and fiance' Donna Dietz of Charleroi, daughter Anna and husband Dan Cross of Charleroi, two grandchildren Shelton Smith and Danica Cross; two brothers Edward A. Lechner of Finleyville, Kenneth Lechner of Zelienople, and three sisters Catherine Morales of Sandy Ridge, North Carolina, Diana Barnhart of Waynesburg, Barbara Lechner of Finleyville, numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brothers Harvey and William Lechner and her first husband Shelton W. Smith in 1973. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Tuesday at 11:00 AM in the Frye Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Raymond DiCamillo officiating. Interment will be private. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela is in charge of the arrangements.
Roslyn "Roz" Neidermeyer 06-17-2009 Roslyn "Roz" Neidermeyer, 75, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, June 17, 2009 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pittsburgh. She was born on December 27, 1933, in Baltimore, Maryland, a daughter of the late Charles and Louisa Weiber Sternat. Roz was a 1952 graduate of Catonsville High School in Catonsville, Maryland. She was a school board member from 1976 until 1982 for the Ringgold school district, a Democratic Committee member in Washington County for twenty years, and a member of the Monongahela Planning Commission for four years. She was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela, an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles. She is survived by her husband Joseph "Matt" Neidermeyer whom she married on June 7, 1952, daughter Shelley and her husband Frank King of Mt. Lebanon, son Eric M. and his wife Ana Neidermeyer of Glen Allen, Virginia; five grandchildren: Amber, Matthew W., Lisa, Joseph M. II & Cierra; great granddaughter Nevaeh Rosalyn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Joseph E. Neidermeyer who died on October 30, 2006 and two sisters Clara Godin and Marie Bisesi. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to St Jude's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Roy David Kerns 01-30-2009 Roy David Kerns, 58 of Bentleyville, (Fallowfield Twp.) died unexpectedly Friday, January 30, 2009 in his home. He was born January 3, 1951 in Waynesburg, a son of the late Robert and Mabel Kiger Kerns. Roy was a nurse anesthetist in the Mon Valley for over 30 years and was currently employed at Jefferson Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife Bonnie Herman Kerns with whom he celebrated 34 years of marriage on July 6, 2008; daughter Karla Romito and husband Rad of Tampa, Florida, son Troy Kerns at home; brother Kenneth Kerns and wife Sheila of Hudson, Ohio, and two sisters Karen Brangan and husband Dave of Columbia, South Carolina and Judy Herrington and husband Gregg of Amity; several nieces and nephews also survive. Friends will be received on Sunday from 12-4 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Private interment will be in Fairview/Kiger Cemetery, Kirby. Memorial contributions may be made to Debra of America, 16 East 41st Street, 3rd Floor, New York, New York, 10017 or you may visit their website at www.DEBRA.org.
Roy Paul Bowers 12-16-2011 Roy Paul Bowers, 53, of Monongahela, died Friday, December 16, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born March 1, 1958 in McKeesport, the son of Roy G. Bowers of Jefferson Hills and the late Marilyn R. Suty Bowers. Roy was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. He was well known in our area for his expertise in wood working and carpentry. For several years, he owned and operated Bowers Construction in Monongahela. He also worked in his trade at Leicty Builders in Washington and for Frye Restoration in Monongahela. Most recently, he was employed at the Monongahela Valley Hospital. One of his greatest loves was staying at home and spending time with his family. In his younger years, he enjoyed racing dirt bikes. He liked fishing, camping, vegetable gardening and volunteering his time at the Monongahela Area Historical Society. He is survived by his wife, Susan M. Corbelli Bowers with whom he celebrated 30 years of marriage on May 30, 2011; daughter, Ashley Bowers and fiance' James Manges II at home; four brothers and a sister, Carl Bowers of Elizabeth, Alan and wife Mitzy Bowers of Portview, Richard Bowers of Jefferson Hills, Melissa Bowers of Glassport, Adam Bowers of Jefferson Hills; sister-in-law, Margaret "Maggie" and husband Bart Hill of Hilton Head Island, SC; nieces and nephews, Michael, Kimberly, Justin, Samantha and Tina. Friends will be received on Sunday, December 18, from 7-9 PM and Monday, December 19, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Tuesday, December 20, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monongahela Historical Society, 230 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Rozella E. Zurkow 06-03-2011 Rozella E. Zurkow, 88, of Monongahela, died Friday, June 3, 2011 in the Washington County Health Center. She was born August 1, 1922 in Brockway, the daughter of Carl Herman Fischer and Hattie Fischer Mason. Rozella loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling, dancing and country music. She is survived by two daughters, Joann Jones of Frederick, Maryland, Sandra and husband John Smoot with whom she made her home; three grandchildren, Lisa Donnelly, Tim Massey, Kimberly Smoot; three great grandchildren, Jacqueline and Kathrine Massey, Jacob Kliza; brother, Jack Mason of Limestone; sister, Loretta Eaton of Allegany, New York. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Zurkow who died April 17, 1971; brothers, Leonard Fischer, Richard and Jerry Mason and sisters, Evelyn Anderson and Marie Davis. Friends will be received on Monday, June 6, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 7, at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Pgh. Chapter,1323 Forbes Avenue, Suite 200, Pittsburgh PA 15219.
Ruby C. Kearns 03-12-2011 Ruby Colleen Kearns, 83, of Donora, died Saturday, March 12, 2011 in the Four Oaks Personal Care Home, Monongahela. She was born August 25, 1927 in West Newton, the daughter of Roy C. and Virginia Cline Kearns. Ruby lived in Monongahela for over sixty years and was a member of First United Methodist Church where she was a past choir member. She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending her time playing the organ. She is survived by her brother Samuel T. Kearns of Monongahela; nieces and nephews, Elizabeth Gutierrez and George Wilchens and San Diego, California, Richard and wife Barbara Thomas of Pittsburgh,Thomas and wife Barbara Kearns of Thornton, Colorado, Larry Kearns of Winter Garden, Florida, Virginia and husband Earl Summers of Donora, Janice Thomas of Pittsburgh, Russell and wife Tina Kearns of Republic, William and wife Lisa Kearns of Charleroi, Kevin and wife Debbie Kearns of Desmoines, Washington; numerous great nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, William, Calvin, and Joseph Kearns and her sister, Elizabeth Thomas. Friends will be received on Thursday, March 17, 1-3 and 5-7 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held 7:00 PM with the Rev. Ronald Fleming officiating. Interment will be private in Fells Cemetery, Rostraver Township. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 430 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Russell Leslie Prosser 06-28-2011 Russell Leslie Prosser, 87, formerly of Finleyville, died Tuesday, June 28, 2011 in the Washington County Health Center. He was born October 16, 1923 in Carroll Twp, the son of the late Thomas and Lillian Anderson Prosser. Until its closing in 1949, Russell worked in the family business, Prosser and Sons Construction Company in Finleyville. He then retired from Frank Irey Inc. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the US Army Airforce and was awarded the distinguished flying cross medal. He was a member of the Carroll Legion James C. Ford Post 949 in Dunkirk and a life member of the Sutman Yohe VFW Post 1409 in Black Diamond. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his son, Charles R. Prosser of Eighty Four; daughter, Diana Butti of Finleyville; five grandchildren, Lydia Lingis, Amanda and Amy Prosser, Lynn McGuier, Janet Frederick; great grandson, Logan Lingis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mae E. Jones Prosser who died March 8, 1992; brothers, Arthur, Thomas, Norman and Howard Prosser; sisters, Lillian Prosser, Gladys Price and Dorothy Pompei. There will be no visitations and burial will be at the convenience of the family. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela is in charge of the arrangements.
Russell S. Ashcraft 10-10-2011 Russell Shay Ashcraft, 65, of Finleyville, died Monday, October 10, 2011 in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born July 12, 1946 in North Charleroi, the son of the late Clarence G. Ashcraft and Virginia Sickels Ashcraft who survives and resides in Carroll Township. Russell was a 1964 graduate of Monongahela High School. From 1994 until its closing this past year, Russell along with his wife Madeline, owned and operated Hemlock Grinding in Finleyville. He was a member of the Teamsters Local #431, the National Pike Steam, Gas and Horse Association and the National Rifle Association, and a social member of the 379th Bomb Group WW II Association. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Madeline Hruby Ashcraft with whom he celebrated 34 years of marriage on November 27, 2010; step son, James O. Knicely of Wexford; step grandson, Josh Knicely; brothers, Terry and wife Linda Ashcraft of Bentleyville, Kenneth and wife Amy Ashcraft of Bristow, OK; sisters, Virginia Kisiday of Long Branch, Karen Mankey of Washington, Nancy and husband Jay McMurdy of Beaver Falls; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Frank and Grace Lewis Sickels and his paternal grandparents, Clarence B. and Jessie McMahon Ashcraft. Friends will be received on Thursday, October 13, 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Friday, October 14, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Thomas Hoeke officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Ruth Barkley 11-28-2011 Ruth Darlene Barkley, 80, of Monongahela, died Monday, November 28, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born August 30, 1931 in Monongahela, the daughter of Fred and Margaret Crosby Sink. In her younger years, Ruth was a waitress at Hills Restaurant in New Eagle and also a dispatcher for the Monongahela Taxi. She enjoyed sewing, bowling and was Baptist by faith. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Barkley with whom she made her home, brother, Willard Sink of Macon, Georgia and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. "Sonny" Barkley who died Sept. 7, 2004, three brothers and a sister, Claire and Francis Leroy Sink and twins, Paul Sink and Helen Weaver. Friends will be received on Wednesday, November 30, from 2- 4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 1, at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Robert Ingland officiating. Interment will follow in Finleyville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Ruth A. Burge 09-04-2012 Ruth A. Burge, 88, of Monongahela, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, in the Mon Valley Care Center, Monongahela. She was born November 22, 1923 in Philipsburg, the daughter of Thomas L. and Mae Bowers Whitehead. Ruth was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a wonderful homemaker and was Protestant by faith. She is survived by four daughters, Ginny Lee Watson and husband William, Jean Fisher, Joan Evans and husband Joseph, Doris Forsberg and husband Craig, all of Monongahela; two sons, William F. Burge, Jr. and wife Toni of Monongahela, Dean Burge and wife Stephanie of Finleyville; six grandchildren, Connie and Jeff Watson, Deanna and Dean Burge, Brandie and Louie Wall; two great grandchildren, Jesse Chisholm, Nathan Burge; two brothers, John "Dale" Whitehead, Norman "Lee" Whitehead and wife Margaret "Betsy" all of Philipsburg; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Burge, Sr. who died October 18, 2005; daughter, Wendy Burge who died May 12, 2004; son, James Burge who died March 17, 2001; granddaughter, Rena Burge who died January 26, 1992; three sisters, Dorothy Catherine, Virginia Sleigh, Jean Laird; three brothers, James, Thomas and Richard Whitehead. The Burge family would like to thank the staff of the Mon Valley Care Center for the care and support that was extended to their mom and to their family. Friends will be received on Thursday, September 6, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Friday, September 7 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. There will be additional visitations Friday until the time of the funeral service. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Gateway Hospice, 9380 McKnight Road, 201 Arcadia Court, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
Ruth Ann Williams 07-07-2013 Ruth Ann Williams, 56, of Eighty Four, died Sunday, July 7, 2013 in the McKeesport Hospital after a battle with breast cancer. She was born June 29, 1957 in Eighty Four, the daughter of Hazel Wessel Miller. Ruth was a 1975 graduate of Ringgold High School and a 1977 graduate of the Washington School of Nursing. She was employed as a registered nurse at the McKeesport Hospital for thirty six years. She was a very active member of the Thomas Presbyterian Church in Eighty Four where she was a deacon and a founding member of it's Knit Wits Club. She is survived by her husband, Guy Edward Williams with whom she celebrated thirty five years of marriage on February 10, 2013; son, Timothy Guy Williams of Eighty Four; daughter, Julie Lynn Sommer and husband Matthew Choi of Brentwood; grandchildren, Juin, Hanna, Zoe and Jack Sommer; two sisters, Martha McCubbin and husband Frank of Selma, OH, Linda Misanik and husband James of New Eagle; two brothers, Russell Miller and wife Glenda and Harry Miller, all of Eighty Four; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her mother, was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Burkle, Thelma Burnworth Lucas, Doris Cunningham and Bertha Boyd. Friends will be received on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Finleyville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas Presbyterian Church Deacon Fund,1068 Linden Road, Eighty Four, PA 15330 or to the McKeesport Hospital Foundation,1500 Fifth Avenue, McKeesport, PA 15132.
Ruth E. Baxter 09-23-2010 Ruth Elizabeth Baxter, 89, of Monongahela, died Thursday, September 23, 2010 in her home. She was born June 18, 1921 in Monongahela, the daughter of Luke Shaw and Bertha Lee Woodward Leeper. Ruth was married in New Orleans, LA to Abraham Leo Baxter on October 25, 1943. She graduated from Monongahela High School, then attended and graduated as a registered nurse from Columbia Hospital School of Nursing in Wilkinsburg. She became a staff nurse at Monongahela Memorial Hospital in New Eagle, retiring in 1980. She was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. She is survived by daughter, Ruth Ann and husband John Nicholas, III of Choctaw, OK; son, Timothy Baxter at home; three grandchildren, Tricia and husband Donny Churchill, Abieann and husband Matthew Michaels, John Nicholas, IV and wife Vannessa; four great grandchildren, Zachary, Cody and Bailey Churchill, and Ryan Michaels; many nephews and nieces, great nephews and nieces and great great nephews and nieces also survive. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Kenneth and Joseph Leeper and sister Virginia Yetter. At the request of the family, services for Ruth will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Transfiguration School Father Leger Memorial Fund, 731 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. The Frye Funeral Home Inc., is in charge of the arrangements.
Ruth G. Broslat 12-05-2008 Ruth G. Broslat 89, of Monongahela, (Fallowfield Twp.) died Friday, December 5, 2008 in Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born March 20, 1919, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late George and Elsie Coss Haley. In the early 1970's, Mrs. Broslat was employed as a secretary at South Park High School. She was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church and an active den mother with the Cub Scouts Troop 152, both in Finleyville. In 1977, Mrs. Broslat moved to Port Charlotte, Florida where she resided for 30 years before moving back to Monongahela this past May. She was currently attending the East Buffalo Prebyterian Church in Taylorstown. She is survived by two sons Arthur W. Broslat and wife Isabel of Venice, Florida, Bruce Broslat and wife Rose of Austin, Texas, daughter Chris Williams and husband Scott of Monongahela; six grandchildren: William Broslat, Laura Fountain, Erika Benfield, Laures Broslat, Robyn and Bobby Williams and five great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Arthur H. Broslat. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Monday at 1:00 PM with Pastor Linda Mankey officiating. Interment will be in Charlotte Memorial Gardens, Punta Gorda, Florida. Memorial contributions may be made to Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, 4900 Mueller Blvd., Austin, Texas 78723
Ruth G. Young 01-31-2012 Ruth G. Young, 90, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, January 31, 2012 in the Mon Valley Care Center, Monongahela. She was born June 10, 1921 in Donora, the daughter of Jesse and Idela Jeffers Grant. Ruth was a graduate of Donora High School, class of 1939. From the 1950's until 1995, Ruth taught piano and organ in her home to numerous students throughout the Mon Valley area. She was the organist for over forty years and a member of First United Methodist Church in Monongahela. She also played the organ at the Frye Funeral Home for over fifty years and was a member of the Women's Auxiliary at the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She is survived by two grandsons, Travis Young and fiance' Elise O'Brien of the state of California, Jamie and wife Amelia Young of Florida; three nieces Cathy Devlin and Cheryl Scott, both of the state of California, Nancy Wilde of Sewickley and a nephew, Jimmy Grant of Virginia. In addition toher parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Young who died in 1994, her son, John H. Young who died in 2008, brother, Jesse Grant and sisters, Dorie Compton and Betty Scott. Friends will be received on Friday, February 3, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Saturday, February 4, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Ronald Fleming officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society of Washington County, P.O. Box 275, Washington, PA 15301.
Ruth Helen Razzano 10-17-2012 Ruth Helen Razzano, 84, of McMurray, formerly of Monongahela, died Wednesday, October 17, 2012 in the Paramount Senior Living, McMurray. She was born December 6, 1927 in Finleyville, the daughter of Charles Francis and Helen Angameer Downer. Mrs. Razzano was a 1945 graduate of Monongahela High School and a member of the First Baptist Church in Monongahela. She was a homemaker and had many hobbies including, crafts, sewing, crocheting, embroidering, ceramics and quilting. Mrs. Razzano also enjoyed playing bingo and bowling. She is survived by her husband, Frank Razzano with whom she celebrated sixty five years of marriage on July 1, 2012; son, David Razzano and wife Kathy of Felton, Delaware; daughter, Karen Kohler and husband Randall of Washington; three grandsons, David "Paul" Razzano and wife Necia, Mark Daniel Razzano and wife Erin, Jared Randall Kohler and wife Brittany; granddaughter, Rayna Lynn Ankrom and husband Jared; six great grandchildren; sister, Grace Thurston of Allegheny, New York. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Eugene Downer. Friends will be received on Saturday, October 27, from 10 AM - 1 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, with the Rev. Mark Schollaert officiating. Interment will follow in the Finleyville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Amedisys Hospice of Pennsylvania, 275 Meadowlands Blvd.,Washington, PA 15301.
Ruth M. McQuillis 05-12-2013 Ruth Martha McQuillis, 99, of Greensburg, formerly of Sunnyside, died Sunday, May 12, 2013 in Westmoreland Manor. She was born February 26, 1914 in Donora. Mrs. McQuillis was a graduate of Donora High School and a member of the former Free Methodist Church of Monongahela. She spent her time taking care of her family and enjoyed baking, crocheting and playing bingo. She is survived by her son, Dale and his wife Edith McQuillis of Newell, daughter, Carol Spina of Monessen, daughter, Joanne and her husband Joseph Stevens of Fayette City, son, William and his wife Josephine McQuillis of North Versailles; eleven grandchildren, Brenda Beck, Tina Staley, Dale, Rich and Timothy McQuillis, Tammy Snyder, Maria Spina Altobelli, Rachel Irwin, Wesley Stevens, Amanda and Brian McQuillis, twenty four great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis McQuillis, who died July 12, 1995; sons, James Leroy and Louis Robert McQuillis, son-in-law, Frank Spina; granddaughter, Amy McQuillis; brothers, Jimmy and Robert Lowe; sisters, Mary Helen Bachowski and Irene Hoak. Friends will be received on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Ruth Mae Smith 11-17-2010 Ruth Mae (Roney) Smith, 92, of New Eagle, died Wednesday, November 17, 2010 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born October 29, 1918 in New Eagle, the daughter of Edward J. and Mary Ann Anders Roney. A member of the Riverview Baptist Church in New Eagle, Ruth attended from the time her mother carried her to church to the present. She was very active in her church being an original member of the G of F class, working with Vacation Bible School and the Women's Mission Society. For many years, Ruth, along with her husband "Red", worked as custodians in the church. On June 22,1940, Ruth married Osmond "Red" Smith who passed away March 6, 1996. She is survived by her daughter Sharon Ruth Smith with whom she made her home, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Alvin and Susan Mucci of New Eagle; nieces and nephews: Darla (Bill) Bodnar, Alvin (Lisa) Mucci, James (Rhonda) Mucci, Tom (Linda) McGinty, Jack (Mariann) McGinty, Shirley (Vic) Wolfe, Karen (Tom) Mountain, Yvonne (Daniel) Taylor, Gerry (David) Wilder; many great nieces and nephews; an her "other daughter" Linda Yohe. Ruth will be greatly missed by her church family and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother Edward L. Roney. Friends will be received Thursday 7-9 and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. There will be additional visitations Saturday until 10:30 AM. Family and friends that are attending the funeral service are asked to meet at the Riverview Baptist Church in New Eagle where services will begin on Saturday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Bruce Moses officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Riverview Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 405 Main Street New Eagle, PA 15067.
Ruth Nye Minetti 01-21-2010 Ruth Nye Minetti, 76, of New Eagle, formerly of Monongahela, died Thursday, January 21, 2010 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born March 6, 1933, in Victory Hill, a daughter of the late James J. and Ruth Brandon Nye. On June 7, 1952, Ruth married Ernest Minetti at Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. For thirty one years, she managed the office at the Monongahela Cemetery, retiring in 2006. Ruth was a very devoted mother and grandmother who loved to spend time with her family. She enjoyed the computer, was an avid reader and was Protestant by faith. She is survived by three daughters Vicki Brady and Danny Hart of Newport News, Virginia, Cynthia Milton and husband Stephen of Monongahela, Kathy Popielarczk of Charleroi; five grandchildren Stephen E. Milton, Zachery A. Milton and wife Morgan, Elizabeth A. Milton, Brandon C. and Jacob A. Popielarczyk; two sisters Virginia Grant of Belle Vernon, Dorothy Radic and husband John of Monongahela, and brother Thomas Nye and wife Nora of Cokeburg; sister-in-law Valiere Nye of Levittown, two brothers-in-law Paul Minetti of Bentleyville and Genero Menendez of Monongahela; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Ernest A. Minetti who died April 5, 2003 and her brother Jack Nye. Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 Friday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Farwells will begin at 11:00 AM on Saturday followed by a brief service in the chapel of the Monongahela Cemetery with the Rev. Gerald Demarest officiating.
Ruthann Burgoyne 01-30-2011 Ruthann Abbey McNatt Burgoyne, 53, of Charleroi, formerly of Van Voorhis died Sunday, January 30, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born January 28, 1958 in North Charleroi, the daughter of the late James Matrozzo and Latricia J. Abbey Hess and step daughter of the late Vernice Hess. Mrs. Burgoyne was an avid Steelers fan who took pride in b