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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 being a housewife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband Gary P. Burgoyne, with whom she celebrated 18 years of marriage on May 14, 2010; daughter, Latricia McNatt Scicchitano Ginger (Mike) of Rostraver; son, Martin Moser, Jr. of Carroll Twp.; four grandchildren, Latricia (Tia), Anthony III, and Devin Scicchitano and Micheal Ginger, II, all of Rostraver; ex husband and close friend, Martin Carpeta Moser, Sr. of Monongahela; mother-in-law, Margaret Burgoyne of Monongahela; two sisters, Latricia Abbey Mann of Louisiana, Veronica Brighton of Greensburg; several step sisters and brothers, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law also survive. Friends will be received on Thursday, February 3, 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela 15063. All who knew and loved her are welcome to attend a wake at her daughter and son-in-law's home in Rostraver on Friday at 1:00 PM. The family asks in lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the Frye Funeral Home, Inc.
Ruthetta Sampson 11-07-2009 Ruthetta Sampson, 57, of Charleroi, (Fallowfield Twp.), died unexpectedly in her home on Saturday, November 7, 2009. Born August 4, 1952, in New Eagle, she was the daughter of the late Russell Benjamin and Phoebe Huff Sadler. Ruth was a certified chef and worked at various restaurants in the Mon Valley area and Pittsburgh prior to being injured and disabled. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monongahela and the American Legion Post 22 Ladies Auxialary of Charleroi where she was also their historian. She enjoyed bowling at the Bentleyville Lanes with the Saturday Night Special league. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, enjoyed taking care of people, liked cardinals, listening to Elvis, cooking for others, watching Nascar racing, and the Steelers. She is survived by her husband Thomas Sampson with whom she celebrated forty years of marriage on March 21, 2009; two daughters Tammy L. Colbert and Dennis Manuel and Ruth K. Sampson and Jody Grable, all of Fallowfield Twp., and son Tech E/7 Sgt. Thomas E. Sampson and wife Yolonda of Alamogordo, New Mexico; eight grandchildren Autumn, Brandi and Cierra Colbert, Haley Sampson, Thomas and Russell Grable, Louis and Tiffany Diggs; brother Norman Sadler and wife Dorothy of New Eagle; three sisters Laura Fiegler and husband Dick of Topeka, Kansas, Norma Jean "Sugar" Anderson and husband Clyde of Dunlevy, and Georgetta "Sis" Weaver and Bill of Monongahela; two sisters-in-laws Shirley Sadler of Florida and Sarah Sadler of Charleroi; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers Benjamin and Jimmy Sadler and two sisters Irene Sadler who died in infancy and Wilma Sadler. 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. Mark Schollaert officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Legion Post 22 Ladies Auxialary, 234 Fallowfield Avenue, Charleroi, PA 15022 or to the Greensburg:American Red Cross, Westmoreland County Chapter, 351 Harvey Avenue, Suite B, Greensburg, PA 15601 (donations online www.westred.org). The American Legion Post 22 Ladies Auxialary will conduct services Tuesday at 7 pm in the funeral home.
Sally Ann Harkins 10-26-2010 Sally Ann Harkins, 74, of Finleyville, (Union Twp.), died Tuesday, October 26, 2010 in the Greenery Rehabilitation Center, Canonsburg. She was born November 26, 1935 in Pricedale, the daughter of Roy and Margaret Beato Walters. Mrs. Harkins was a member of the Democratic Womens Club in Washington County and had worked the election polls for many years in Courtney. While her children were in school, she was very active in the PTA and various school activities. She was an avid reader and loved going to the movies with her family. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her family was her life. She is survived by three sons, Leroy G. and wife Madeline Harkins of Elrama, Keith A. and wife Renae Harkins of Courtney, Scott E. and wife Laura Harkins of New Eagle; two daughters, Jenny and Robert Bane of Monongahela, Lisa and husband David Coleman of Elrama; daughter-in-law, Felicia Harkins of Charleroi; eleven grandchildren, D.J., Wesley, Bryan, Adam, Sarah and Amanda Harkins, Shawn and Aaron Bane, Stephanie and Tiffany Merolillo, Dominique Godlewski; seven great grandchildren; five sisters and two brothers, Jeannie Miller of Washington, DC, Violet "Dolly" Brown, Tisha Sholtis,Kathy Lipari and Leroy Walters, all of Belle Vernon, Nancy Dexter of Ohio and Larry Walters of Monessen. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Glenn "Hey Babe" Harkins, Sr. who died Dec. 31, 1994, son, Donald G. Harkins, Jr. and sister Barbara Sadler. Friends will be received Wednesday 7-9 PM and Thursday 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. James Mimidis officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pricedale Union Church, 203 Johnson Avenue, Belle Vernon, PA, 15012.
Sally Marie Pacini 09-02-2008 Sally Marie Pacini 80, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, September 2, 2008 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born February 2, 1928, in Monongahela, a daughter of Edward and Marjorie Wilson Mellor. Mrs. Pacini loved spending time with and taking care of her family. She enjoyed playing bingo, reading and was Protestant by faith. She is survived by her son Gary "Mish" Pacini and wife Betty of McDonald, her daughter Linda Miller of Monongahela; two grandsons Ross Miller and Jim Alderson and wife Virginia; great granddaughter Lauryn Alderson; three brothers and three sisters, Martha Mucci of Monongahela, William Mellor of New Eagle, Blanche Losey of Belle Vernon, James Mellor of Monongahela, Lillian Sleighter of Farmington, J. Raymond Mellor of Pleasant Hills; sister-in-law Leonora Radus of Monongahela; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Pellegrino "Mish" Pacini who died May 4, 1995, her grandson Michael Pacini, two brothers Edward and Ronald Mellor, and two sisters Marjorie Mellor and Olive Galloway. Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-9 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. James B. Bailey officiating. 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
Samuel E. Coughenour 10-25-2013 Samuel E. Coughenour, 65, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Friday, October 25, 2013 in his home. He was born June 22, 1948 in Elizabeth, the son of the late Wilbert S. and Leah Harbaugh Coughenour. Sam was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the US Army. After he returned home from the war, Sam resided and worked in Ohio and Florida. He came back to Monongahela where he has resided for the past ten years. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1409 in Black Diamond and a member of the Carroll Legion James C. Ford Post 949 in Dunkirk. Sam enjoyed trips to the Meadows and playing bingo. He is survived by a brother Dean Coughenour of Ruffsdale, four sisters, Pamela Cain and husband Gilbert of Monongahela, Joyce Milligan and husband Mike Nolette of Florida, Cathy Pestino and husband Daniel, and Janet Haywood, all of New Eagle; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Lorraine Monack of Monongahela. Friends will be received on Sunday, October 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 Monday, October 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Bruce Moses officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard following the funeral service. Interment will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Samuel E. Large 10-03-2010 Samuel E. Large, 73, of Monongahela, (Forward Twp.), died unexpectedly Sunday, October 3, 2010 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born September 1, 1937 in Forward Twp., the son of Charles and Frances Joll Large, Sr. Sam retired from USX, Clairton Works after thirty five years of employment. He was a peacetime veteran who served in the US Army and had the honor of guarding and meeting Bob Hope. He was a member of the Slovak Club in Monongahela, and a lifetime member of both the Forward Twp. Volunteer Fire Department and the Sutman Yohe VFW Post 1409 in Black Diamond. He is survived by his wife Debbie Gilmer Large with whom he celebrated 39 years of marriage on October 17, 2009; three daughters, Jane Large of Forward Twp., Janet and husband Dennis Keller of Donora, Tammy and husband Charles Lemley of Waynesburg; son Samuel E. and wife Jeanne Wilson of Graysville; eight grandchildren, Stephanie and Steven Hankle, Kayla, Dennis Jr. and Matthew Keller, Ashley Howard, Angela and Roxanne Wilson; two sisters, Dorothy Anthony of Newark, Ohio, and Florence Dorwachter of Arizona. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Charles E. Large and a sister Beverly Hayden. Friends will be received 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 on Thursday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. William Bailey officiating.
Samuel F. Dejeet, Sr. 01-08-2013 Samuel F. "Silent Sam" Dejeet, Sr. 94, of New Eagle, died Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in his daughter's home. He was born July 5, 1918 in New Eagle, the son of Joshua Dejeet who died Feb. 23, 1938 and Sophia Hatala Kraus Dejeet who died May 17, 1951. Sam retired in 1977 as a conductor with Conrail after thirty five years of employment. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the US Army. In 1984, known as "Fire Ball Deje", he played and was the pitcher on Eddie and Ody's Crutch-n-Cane Gang softball team. For many years, he was the curator at the River Buffs Museum in Monongahela. Sam was a member of the American Legion, Frank Downer Post 302 and the Sutman Yohe VFW Post 1409, both in Monongahela. He served on the council for the borough of New Eagle for twelve years. During the celebration of New Eagle's 100th anniversary in 2012, Sam was honored as the oldest living male resident in the borough. He enjoyed working in his vegetable garden, hunting, canoeing, playing horseshoes and the harmonica. He is survived by his daughter, Cathy Pro and husband Paul of New Eagle; daughter-in-law, Sharon Dejeet of New Eagle; six grandchildren, Jason Capps, Nicole Dejeet Bartlett, Bret and Bobby Dejeet, Jr., Natalie and Mike Pro; six great grandchildren, Lily and Lauren Capps, Alexa and Addison Pro, Sam and Carmen Bartlett; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Dejeet of Monessen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of sixty four years, Anna R. Kassa Dejeet who died July 10, 2009; two sons, Samuel Dejeet, Jr. who died Nov. 15, 2002, Robert A. Dejeet, Sr. who died June 28, 2008, three brothers, James Dejeet who died Oct. 26, 1972, Karl Kraus who died July 27, 1979, Elmer "Tut" Dejeet who died Nov. 20, 1993; and a sister, Josephine Dejeet Biros who died Feb. 20, 2008. Friends will be received on Thursday, January 10, 2013 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 11, 2013 at 11:00 am with the Rev. George Chortos officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the chapel by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Meals-On-Wheels, c/o SPHS, 300 Chamber Plaza, Charleroi, PA 15022.
Samuel T. Kearns 03-02-2012 Samuel T. Kearns, 86, of Monongahela, died Friday, March 2, 2012 in the Four Oaks Personal Care Home, Monongahela. He was born March 17, 1925 in West Newton, the son of Roy C. and Virginia Cline Kearns. Sam retired from the maintenance department at Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Monongahela. In his day, he was a frequent patron at the Hilltop Bar where he was a member of their bowling league. He was an avid Steeler fan and loved to watch wrestling and baseball. He is survived by nieces and nephews, Elizabeth Gutierrez and George Wilchens of San Diego, CA, Richard and wife Barbara Thomas of Pittsburgh, Thomas and wife Barbara Kearns of Thornton, CO, Larry Kearns of Monongahela, 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, WA; numerous great nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, William, Calvin and Joseph Kearns and two sisters, Elizabeth Thomas and Ruby Kearns. Friends will be received on Tuesday, March 6, from 1-5 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held at 5:00 PM with Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Interment will be in Fells Church Cemetery, Rostraver Township. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 430 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the Four Oaks Personal Care Home and to Medi Hospice for their tender care during Sam’s final days.
Samuel V. Vignoli 07-04-2013 Samuel V. Vignoli, 87, of New Eagle, died unexpectedly, Thursday, July 4, 2013. He was born January 28, 1926 in Van Voorhis, the son of Guy and Carmella Mariana Vignoli. Sam was formerly employed at Farnham and Pfile in Belle Vernon and Irey Industries in Monongahela. He was retired from VWS Inc. in New Eagle. He was a US Marine Corps veteran serving during WW II. Sam enjoyed working. He rebuilt Mack trucks and liked to work on heavy equipment. He was a man who knew something about everything. He and his wife Violet looked forward to driving to Florida to visit their daughter. He also enjoyed trips to the Meadows. He was Catholic by faith. Sam's passion was his family. All of his grandchildren adored him and loved to be around his trucks. Pap Noli was their hero. He is survived by his wife Violet Hayes Vignoli with whom he celebrated sixty eight years of marriage on October 9, 2012; three daughters, Sandra Jimirro and husband James of New Eagle, Donna McGrew and Bob Poroda of Fallowfield Twp., Debbie Vignoli and Gardner Jenkins of St. Petersburg, FL; son, Sam Vignoli and wife Kathy of New Eagle; four grandchildren, Gus McGrew, Laurie Wehner, Jimmy Jimirro, Tiffany Pattison; twelve great grandchildren, Jesse, Brittany, Eli, Jared, Jonathan, Nicholas, Drake, Emma, Corey, Skyler, Braden and Cade; one great great grandson, Layne; brother, Justine Vignoli and wife Cici of New Eagle; sister, Lena Ballein of New Eagle; brother-in-law, John Hayes and wife Kay of River Hill; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Rose Fidanzato, Mary Merolillo, Louise Frankowic, Angeline Rose and two brothers, Philip and Patsy Vignoli. Friends will be received on Sunday, July 7, 2013 from 2-6 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Monday, July 8, 2013 at 11:00 am with the Deacon Alexander Poroda officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the East Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Company Dive Team, P.O. Box 445, Fredericktown, PA 15333.
Sandra Jean Hess 08-25-2010 Sandra Jean Hess, 52, of Monessen, died Wednesday, August 25, 2010 in her home. She was born September 9, 1957 in Greensburg, the foster daughter of Glenn and Carol Burrows of Delmont. Sandy was employed for over ten years by the Hill Top Bus Line as a bus driver for the Monessen school district as well as driving for various activities including bingo. She was a very caring person and had a heart of gold. She was very fond of her dogs Lacey and Shakey, loved to cook, go to flea markets, take road trips, play bingo and gardening, especially plants. Survivors include her son, Vern Hess, III of Monessen; step son, Chris Richter of Donora; sister, Doris Hess Szedon and husband David of Monongahela; foster sister, Jennifer Burrows Landefeld of Delmont. She was preceded in death by her mother Marjorie Clair and her father-in-law Vernice Franklin Hess, Sr. A memorial service is being planned for a later date. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions in Sandy's memory may be made to the Frye Funeral Home, 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Sanford "Sam" Jackson 09-08-2011 Sanford "Sam" Myers Jackson, 75, of Monongahela, died Thursday, September 8, 2011 in his home. He was born October 22, 1935 in Monongahela, the son of Sturgis and Mary Jackson. Sam was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1953 and was on the reunion committee. In the 1970's, he owned and operated Monongahela Tru Value Hardware. He worked at several different US Steel plants, retiring from the Clairton Works facility. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Monongahela, where he served on the vestry and as a junior warden. Sam was a lifetime member of the Monongahela Volunteer Fire department where he had served as past president. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Anders Jackson with whom he celebrated 55 years of marriage on April 13, 2011; daughter, Terri and Francis "Poncho" Vasquez of Monongahela; son, Sam and Barbara Podrosky Jackson of Belle Vernon; granddaughters, Amanda Vasquez, Carly and Mallory Jackson; sister, Caryll and husband Nick Remaley of Berwick; brothers-in-law, Bill and wife Emily Johnson Anders, Jack and wife Carole Porter Anders, all of Kingsport, TN; Don and wife Diana Ascher Anders of Downingtown; Robert Myers and Sturgis Gillingham, both of Monongahela; special aunt, Jean Jackson Combs of New Eagle; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many good friends also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Elaine Keller Doman; nephew, Nicholas Remaley; and sisters-in-law, Elaine Anders Myers and Mary Anders Gillingham. Friends will be received on Saturday, September 10, from 7-9 PM and Sunday, September 11, 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, September 12, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. John Fierro, officiating. 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 or to the Monongahela Volunteer Fire Department, 451 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Sara Vancik 01-06-2014 Sara Vancik, 99, of Monongahela, died Monday, January 6, 2014 in the Victoria House, Monessen. She was born June 3, 1914 in Saint John, Kansas, the daughter of Rev. W. H. and Sadie Mains Cadman. Sara has resided in Pennsylvania since 1919. She graduated from Monongahela High School, class of 1932 and then attended the Douglas School of Business in Charleroi. She was then employed at the former First National Bank in Monongahela for several years before starting her family. Sara was a lifelong active member of The Church of Jesus Christ. She was a member of the Ladies Uplift Circle, founded and organized by her mother in 1920 . After her mother's death in 1959, Sara took on her mother's work of completing and publishing the Concordance of the Book of Mormon. It was presented to the Church in 1974. After the completion of the concordance, Sara's dream of living among the Native American Indian population became a reality when she and her husband, Paul, were given permission to live on the San Carlos Indian Reservation in Arizona. For ten years they helped at the mission and became lifelong friends with many of the native people. Sara used her crafting skills crocheting hundreds of baby layettes and blankets and hand delivered them to the local Indian hospital. Sara crocheted baby layettes and blankets until she was 97 years old. She was an eager participant in other church events including Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and Church conferences where she was able to worship with a worldwide membership. Sara loved the inspirational hymns and served as church organist for many years and was also a piano and organ teacher as well as played organ for the Frye Funeral Home when needed. She is survived by four daughters, Sara Pauwels and husband John of Monessen, Paulette Griffith and husband Joe of Waddell, Arizona, Cathy Vancik-Davis and husband Jim of Santa Rosa, California, Karen Smith and husband Chuck of New Eagle; fifteen grandchildren; twenty four great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul A. Vancik who died December 14, 1985; daughter, Marilyn Collins who died in 1991; and three sisters, Ruth Mountain, Mabel Bickerton and Grace Landrey. Friends will be received on Friday, January 10, 2014 from 2-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. There will be additional visitations on Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 10-11 AM in The Church of Jesus Christ, 525 Sixth Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM with the Elders Robert, Joshua and Jeremy Nicklow officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humanitarian Foundation Fund (HFF), c/o The Church of Jesus Christ, 525 Sixth Street, Monongahela, PA 16063. When making your contribution, please earmark it for the Native Americans. Sara's family would like to thank the staff at Victoria House and Amedisys Hospice for the compassion and care that was provided to her.
Sara A. Buszinski 01-11-2013 Sara A. Buszinski, 89, of Bentleyville, died Friday, January 11, 2013 in the Washington County Health Center. She was born August 3, 1923 in Courtney, the daughter of Alphonse and Frances Leach DeHosse. Mrs. Buszinski, along with her husband Anthony owned and operated their family dairy farm. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. Mrs. Buszinski volunteered her time with the American Red Cross, enjoyed gardening, crocheting and taking pictures. She is survived by four sons, William Buszinski and wife Patricia of Bentleyville, Gerald Buszinski and wife Shirley of Amity, Michael Buszinski and wife Kathy, Kevin Buszinski and wife Lorianne, all of Blairsville; daughter-in-law, Nancy Buszinski of Scott Township; eleven grandchildren; twenty one great grandchildren; three sisters, Frances Ferro and husband Egidio of Courtney, Mary Margaret Bove, Anna Jean Gilmore and husband John, all of Finleyville; brother, Alphonse DeHosse of Bethel Park. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Buszinski who died August 28, 1997; son, Anthony J. Buszinski who died in 1999; two granddaughters, Laura Louise and Loretta Johanna Buszinski; and a sister, Dorothy Gavelic. Friends will be received on Sunday, January 13, 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 Monday, January 14, 2013 at 10:00 am in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.
Sara June Smith 09-18-2012 Sara June Smith, 77, of Charleroi, formerly of Monongahela, died Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at home. She was born June 20, 1935 in Tarentum, the daughter of John H. and Fanny Wade Bruce. Sara was employed at the former Clevpak paper product plant in Donora, the former Eagles Club in Monongahela where she was a bartender and by the Charleroi school district as a custodian. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monongahela. Sara loved family picnics and going on vacations. She especially looked forward to going to her family reunion every year as well as spending time in North Carolina. She enjoyed bingo, going to casino's in Atlantic City and at the Meadows and was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Steelers. She is survived by five daughters, Fanny Courtney and husband Robert of Ohio, Deborah Courtney and husband George of Virginia, Marilyn Curcio and husband Robert with whom she made her home, Cynthia Best and husband Timothy of Charleroi, Billie Jo Day and husband Timothy of New Eagle; son, Kevin Smith and wife Karen of Charleroi; fifteen grandchildren; twenty five great grandchildren; sister, Betty Dunseath of Arizona; brother, Wilson Bruce of New York; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Robert Smith who died July 12, 2002; grandson, Kevin Courtney; five sisters, Rose Polizzi, Dory Casson, Millie Thomas, Kay Achio, Mary Evans and two brothers, Jake Bruce and John Bruce, Jr. Friends will be received on Thursday, September 20, 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 21, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Schollaert and Pastor Kenneth Kirby, co-officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.
Sara Louise Whitehead 02-13-2014 Sara Louise Gillingham Whitehead, 86, of Kingwood, Texas, died Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas Medical Center. Sara was born March 15, 1927(Beware the Ides of March!), in Elizabeth, PA, the daughter of the late Charles E. and Julia E. (Bakush) Gillingham. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 44 years, Ralph H. Whitehead, Jr. in 1998, her son, Ralph Henry (Hank) Whitehead, III in 2004 and a sister, Lucille, who died in infancy. Sara is survived by her devoted daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne W. and Richard M. Potter of Kingwood, as well as dear friends and family from everywhere she graced. Sara graduated from Clairton High School and the University of Pittsburgh, where she also did postgraduate work and was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. She lived in Moon Township, PA for many years before retiring as a secondary English teacher at Aliquippa High School. Prior to relocating to Houston in 1981, Sara lived in Philadelphia, PA and the Netherlands. She was a member of the James Tull Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Humble, TX and the Atascocita Presbyterian Church. Sara was a whiz at Jeopardy, loved music, had a beautiful alto voice and was known to strum her ukulele while belting out the occasional raunchy tune. She will be truly missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known her. Sara's family would like to thank the compassionate professionals at Methodist Hospital, especially the West 8 staff for their loving care. Friends will be received on Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 6-8 pm in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063, where funeral services will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 11:00 am with the Rev. Andrew Scott officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. The family suggests contributions in Sara's memory to the Star of Hope Mission, 6897 Ardmore, Houston, TX 77054.
Sara R. Adams 12-04-2008 Sara R. Yohe Adams 87, of Rostraver Twp., formerly of Ginger Hill, died Thursday, December 4, 2008 in Country Care Manor, Fayette City. She was born on October 10, 1921, in Ginger Hill, a daughter of the late George W. and Rosalie Jones Yohe. Mrs. Adams was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1938. She was a member of the Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Twp. and a former member of the National Pike Chapter of the D.A.R. in Washington. She is survived by two sons Charles W. Adams and wife Karen of Kimberly, Alabama; John R. Adams and wife Mary of Rostraver Twp., two grandsons Daniel Adams of Rostraver Twp. and Cpl Brian Adams, USMC serving in Iraq; two brothers Davis G. Yohe of Monongahela, Larry W. Yohe of Battle Creek, Michigan, one sister Barbara Crowe of Holly Springs, Georgia. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Adams who died on October 12, 1993 and her brother Marcus G. Yohe. Friends will be received on Saturday 7-9 and Sunday from 12-3 & 6-8 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. Lowell Meek officiating. Interment will take place in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Carroll Twp.
Sara T. Graham 04-30-2011 Sara Theresa Graham, 95, of Monongahela, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011 in the Four Oaks Personal Care Home, Monongahela. She was born September 29, 1915 in Victory Hill, the daughter of John and Mary Abbott Graham. Sara attended California Normal School and then received a bachelor of education degree from Duquesne University. For forty two years, Sara taught kindergarten, second, third and sixth grades at Valley Inn school in Carroll Township and Lincoln, Waverly and Williams schools in Monongahela. She was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. She is survived by her nephew, Jack and his wife Grace Stine of Carroll Township, nieces, Marylou Hoskins of Owensboro, Kentucky, Ann Stine of Morristown, New Jersey; grand nephew and caregiver, Bob Stine; several grand nephews, grand nieces and cousins also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Rose Fitzpatrick, Martha Stine, Agnes Graham, Margaret Graham and Ruth Graham who died in infancy. Friends will be received on Tuesday, May 3, 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 4, at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Monongahela. Memorial contributions in Sara's memory may be made to Transfiguration Church, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Sarah "Sally" Neidhardt 04-21-2012 Sarah "Sally" Neidhardt of Monongahela, formerly of Pittsburgh, departed peacefully at home on Saturday, April 21, 2012 to be with our Lord. She was born August 28, 1932 to Charles and Thelma (Caldwell) Woods. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Mark Schulte and John Neidhardt and her grandson Shane Schulte. This cherished mother will always be remembered by the greatest joys in her life - daughter, Susan (Lloyd) Price; son, Charles (Pamela) Schulte; step son, Jack Neidhardt and four grandchildren. She also leaves behind her best friend and devoted and loving companion of twenty two years, Robert McCurry. She will always be treasured for her upbeat spirit, forever young attitude, laugh lines, love and kindness. Friends will be received on Wednesday, April 25, 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, April 26, at 10:30 AM with the Rev. Ronald Fleming officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 430 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Sarah E. "Liz" Bright 03-04-2012 Sarah Elizabeth "Liz" Bright, 85, of Monongahela, died Sunday, March 4, 2012 in her home. She was born October 19, 1926 in Independence, a daughter of the late Herbert and Martha Belle Cowan Seighman. Liz was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ in Monongahela, and its Ladies Circle. Liz was a devoted mother and grandmother. She worked diligently raising her children and making a beautiful home for them. She was the type of woman who welcomed everyone into her home and loved being a mother and grandmother to all. She is survived by her beloved husband George T. Bright with whom she celebrated 65 wonderful years of marriage on August 9, 2011; twelve children, Lee Alan and his wife Ramona Bright of Carroll Township, Melodee Bright of Carnegie, Malcolm and his wife Rhonda Bright of Westminster, CA, Robert and his wife Jayne Bright of Monongahela, Valarie and her husband George Marynchak of Dawson, Gary and his wife Jan Bright of Morgantown, WV, Melissa and her husband Alex Cherry of Monongahela, Roy Bright at home, Ray and his wife Cindy Bright of Pemberton, NJ, Connie and her husband Paul Robinson of Charleroi, George Bright, Jr. of Ellsworth, Jessie and her husband Rick Scaglione of Herndon, VA; thirty three grandchildren; twenty two great grandchildren; three brothers, Herbert and his wife Shirley Seighman of Monongahela, Phillip and his wife Karen Seighman of New Eagle, George and his wife Diana Seighman of VA; three sisters, Patricia Palensar of AZ, Judy and her husband Bernard Raymond of FL, Shirley and her husband Herbert Hemmings of AZ. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter Sharon Finnerty; brother, Clyde Seighman; sisters, Jane Whittaker, Dorothy Matthews and Theressa Carr. Friends will be received on Monday, March 5, from 7-9 PM and Tuesday, March 6, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Additional visiting hours will be held from 10-11 AM on Wednesday, March 7, in The Church of Jesus Christ, Sixth and Lincoln Streets, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM with the Elder Richard Scaglione as officiant. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh.
Sheila "Che Che" Gaidos 08-02-2009 Sheila "Che Che" C. Gaidos, 64, of Monongahela, died Sunday, August 2, 2009 in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh. She was born August 7, 1944, in North Charleroi, a daughter of the late John J. Lenhart, Sr. and Virtue Davidson Lenhart who survives and resides in Fallowfield Twp. Che Che was a graduate of Charleroi High School, class of 1962 and was Catholic by faith. She enjoyed dancing and listening to the "Oldies". In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband James Gaidos with whom she celebrated 42 years of marriage on July 24, 2009; son James J. Gaidos and daughter Charlene Gaidos both at home; three grandchildren Ryan, Austin and Ava Gaidos; sister Delores and husband George Cook of Alabama, brother John J. and wife Evona Lenhart of Fallowfield Twp. Friends will be received on Tuesday 7-9 and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where a blessing service will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 10:00 AM with the Rev. George Chortos officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Sherral G. Mitchell 09-21-2012 Sherral Gayelyn Mitchell, 64, of New Eagle, died Friday, September 21, 2012 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born May 2, 1948 in New Eagle, the daughter of the late Emerson Eugene Mitchell and Donna Gertrude Heslep Mitchell who survives and resides in New Eagle. Sherral was a retired caseworker for the Pennsylvania State Department of Public Welfare, working both in downtown Pittsburgh and on the Southside. She loved spending her time with her nephew, TJ. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her brother, Troy Emerson Mitchell and his wife Melinda of Liberty Borough; nephew, Troy Emerson Mitchell, Jr.; aunt, Laverna Calderone and her daughter Lugene Calderone, both of New Eagle; aunt and uncle, Joann and Jerome Ermlich and their family of Florida. Friends will be received on Monday, September 24, 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 25, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Raymond DiCamillo officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 400 Jefferson Avenue Washington, PA 15301.
Shirley A. Coulter 05-26-2011 Shirley Ann Coulter, 79, of New Eagle, died Thursday, May 26, 2011 in her home. She was born September 4, 1931 in Monongahela, the daughter of Herbert and Romaine Behanna Doenges. Shirley and her husband owned and operated "Bob's Pony Track" in New Eagle. She also cleaned homes in the Mon Valley area for many years. Shirley enjoyed crossword and jigsaw puzzles, crafts and listening to country music. She loved taking care of her dober grandkids: Barron, Cooper, and Cubbee, and they likewise loved taking care and watching over her. She is survived by two daughters, Deb Cheplic and husband Steve of New Eagle, Bobbi Ussery and husband Ronnie of Clendenning, WV; three grandchildren, Nicole Hough, Robert and Chad Ussery; six great grandchildren; sister, Myrtle Reinhard of New Eagle; adopt-a-daughters, Amy Tonini, Barb Kreitzer, Vicki Rumbaugh, and Ann Grimes. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Robert W. Coulter who died March 11, 1994; sisters, Priscilla Peterson, Betty Wikiera, Lois Henderson and Donna Nichols; brothers, John, Cliff and Lawrence "Butch" Doenges. Friends will be received on Friday, May 27, 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, May 28, 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 Distinguished Dobermans Rescue, 4038 Turnwood Lane, Moon Township, PA 15108 or visit www.ddrinc.net
Shirley Ann Brown 11-25-2011 Shirley Ann "Shirl" Brown, 74, of Monongahela, died Friday, November 25, 2011 in her home. She was born September 5, 1937 in Manown, the daughter of the late Michael and Susan Michlik Greedan. Mrs. Brown was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (Transfiguration Church) in Monongahela. She worked many jobs outside the home to provide for her children. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially babysitting her grandchildren. Mrs. Brown loved her church and was an avid Steeler fan. She is survived by two sons and a daughter, Edward and his wife Sharon Brown of Monongahela, Mary Ann and husband Richard Fonzi with whom she made her home, David and his wife Jennifer Brown of Bethel Park; eight grandchildren, Nicole and Philip Fonzi, Hannah, Jacob, Noah, Hilary, Erin and Austin Brown; and her sister, Dorothy Berdar of New Eagle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hilary Gerard "Jerry" Brown who died July 25, 1974 and her brother, Rich Greedan. Friends will be received on Saturday, November 26, from 6-8 PM and Sunday, November 27, from 1-4 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, November 28, at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish (Transfiguration Church) with the Revs. William Terza and George Chortos co-celebrating. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Father Leger Memorial Fund, 731 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Shirley J. Schoedel 03-11-2013 Shirley J. Schoedel, 84, of Charleroi, formerly of Monongahela, died Monday, March 11, 2013 in her home. She was born May 8, 1928 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of James and Fannie Stead Shook. Shirley was a bus driver for the Ringgold School district until her retirement. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela. She loved spending time with her family and had a passion for her love of dogs. Shirley is survived by her son, Robert Walters, Sr. and wife Penny of Monongahela; daughter, Gloria Rocco of Irwin; three grandchildren, Robert Walters, Jr. and wife Laurie of State College, William W. Walters, III and wife Staci of Monongahela, Nicole Moyer and husband Ben of Perryopolis; two great grandchildren, John Walters and Olivia Moyer; sister, June Lignian and husband Marshall of Monongahela.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O. Schoedel who died in 1976; son, William Walters, Jr. who died in 1974; son-in-law, Fred Rocco who died in 2006; and three sisters, Dorothy Walters, Bertha Myers and Sara L. Patterson. Friends will be received on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 7-9 PM and Wednesday, March 13, 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, March 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Larry Dunn officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Herminie United Methodist Church, 3365 Pike Street, Herminie, PA 15637.
Shirley J. Betters 02-27-2012 Shirley J. Betters, 67, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Monday, February 27, 2012. She was born May 24, 1944 in Monongahela, the daughter of Angelo and Helen Dewar Sposetti. Shirley was a graduate of Ringgold High School and was on the committee for organizing their reunions. For fifteen years she was employed by Golden Living in Mt. Lebanon as a nurse's aid. The past few years she was a private duty aid working in the Mon Valley area. Shirley was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela and the Hoot Owls Athletic Association in New Eagle where she bowled on the club's team. Shirley enjoyed playing bingo, the lottery, cards, canasta, dice and going to the Meadow's. She is survived by her daughter, Tracie Hasley with whom she made her home; son, Kevin and wife Melissa Hasley of Seattle, WA; two step daughters, Dawn Betters of Penn Hills, Teressa Betters of McKeesport; grandson, Justin Tatar; step grandchildren, Michael and Katie Fedorka, Jessica Couch, Adam and Andy Bell and Shannon Geisler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James G. Betters, Jr. who died April 3, 2004. Friends will be received on Friday, March 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, March 3, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Ronald Fleming officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Shirley Marie Kickel 10-07-2013 Shirley Marie Kickel, 87, of Monongahela, died Monday, October 7, 2013 in Paramount Senior Living, Pittsburgh. She was born February 23, 1926 in California, the daughter of Charles and Evelyn Moyer Trettel. Shirley was a graduate of Monongahela High School and the Douglas School of Business. She retired in 2004 as the wage tax collector for the city of Monongahela. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church and a former member and past treasurer of it's Altar Rosary Christian Mothers. She enjoyed spending her time doing crossword puzzles and word searches. She is survived by her daughter, Dawn Hines and husband Bradley of Jefferson Hills; son, Mark Kickel of Monongahela; granddaughter, Shannan Hines; grandson, Carson Hines. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Kickel Jr. who died February 27, 1997 and sister, Rita Hufnagel. Friends will be received on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral prayers will be recited in the funeral home on Thursday, October 10, 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 Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Memorial contributions may be made to the Father Leger Memorial Fund, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Shirley Yost Nicklow 03-04-2013 Shirley A. Yost Nicklow, 77, of Monongahela, formerly of West Elizabeth died Monday, March 4, 2013 in her home. She was born April 27, 1935 in West Elizabeth, the daughter of Carl Edward and Gertrude A. Horner Braum. Shirley's passion in life was her love for Pekinese and Chihuahua dogs. She is survived by her husband, Richard Nicklow of Monongahela; two daughters, Tammy Oates of Elizabeth, Lynn Domonkos of Perryopolis; son, Pastor Christopher Myers of Pineville, KY; eight grandchildren, Jeffrey and Gregory Fearer, Glenn Oates, Anthony, Breanna, Kayla, Noah and Rebecca Myers; four great grandchildren, Benjamin, Katelyn and LillieAnn Fearer, Ariel Myers and one on the way; brother, Carl Braum, Jr. of Bethel Park. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Gloria Marynchak and Mildred King. Friends will be received on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 7-9 PM and Thursday, March 7, 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 Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Pastor Christopher Myers officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth.
Stanley B. Kenward 06-02-2012 Stanley Brooks "Red" Kenward, 100, formerly of Monongahela, died Saturday, June 2, 2012 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was born May 21, 1912 in Bay Shore, New York, the son of George and Sadie Burch Kenward. After graduating from New York University in mechanical engineering, he moved to Monongahela where he worked at Combustion Engineering. Following retirement, he became a volunteer EMT/driver for Tri Community Ambulance. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Monongahela. Surviving him are his son Robert B. Kenward and wife Marie of Cedar Rapids, IA; two daughters, Virginia "Honey" Fogelgren and husband John, Afton, VA; and Sally Simonds of Maui, HI; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Lenhart Kenward; sister, Amy Ploeser; and grandson, Timothy Leach. Friends will be received on Wednesday, June 6, from 11:00 AM to1:00 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, with services following at 1:00 PM with Rev. Tim Bergan officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Stanley Terrance Cree 01-30-2013 Stanley Terrance "Terry" Cree, 60, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Wednesday, January 30, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born July 19, 1952 in Brownsville, the son of Norma G. Deems Dennis who died October 14, 2012. Terry was a 1971 graduate of Monongahela High School. He was employed at Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela until it's closing. He then worked and retired from Menzer's Pool Service in Monongahela. Terry spent his life working very hard and truly was a jack of all trades. He was the primary caregiver of his mother for the last ten years of her life. He is survived by four brothers and two sisters, Donald N. Cree and wife Mary Jane of Oak Harbor, OH, Janet Cree and Mickey Ross of Monroevillle, Kimberly Velmer of Monongahela, Raymond "Bud" Menzer and wife Susan, John Menzer and wife Ramona Hillman Menzer, Benjamin Dennis, all of Monongahela. Friends will be received on Sunday, February 3, 2013 from 12-4 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 777 Penn Center Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15235 or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.
Stella Ann Bartman 11-17-2011 Stella Ann Bartman, 81, of Monongahela, died peacefully Thursday, November 17, 2011 in her home with her loving family at her side. She was born August 28, 1930 in Jefferson, the daughter of the late Nicola and Bianchino Dattilio Dicesore. Stella was formerly of Mather in Greene County. She lived and worked in Monongahela for over 50 years. For forty years, Stella and her husband Jook owned and operated Angelo's Restaurant in Monongahela. She loved to meet customers and friends and was famous for her soups and spaghetti sauce. She loved all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Keeping her flowers blooming was a pastime she also loved. Trips to their mountain home to relax and fish was almost as fun as trips to Vegas. Stella was a fifty year member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (Transfiguration Church) in Monongahela and was a former member of it's Christian Mothers Association. She is survived by her husband, Julius "Jook" Bartman, with whom she celebrated 59 years of marriage on September 13, 2011, five sons, Timothy, Terrence and his wife Nancy, Robert and his wife Cheri, all of Monongahela, Ronald and his wife Lisa of Finleyville, and David and his wife Debra of Monongahela, and Cindy Bartman of Venetia; grandchildren, Jodi Lin Hillman and her husband Ken, Crystal Bartman and fiance Josh, Jess, Luke, Addy, Shanna, Jared, Jenna and Joe, Julia, Jillian, Alec, and Chelsea; great grandchildren, Alin Mor and Nolan Gray; three sisters, Sue and husband Ray Seyferth of Michigan, Rose Remo of Ohio and Judy Salvadore of Washington and numerous nieces and nephews who treated her like their mom. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Randy, brothers, Adam, George and Tony Dicesore and two sisters, Edith Mazur and Mary Erpleding. Friends will be received on Sunday, November 20, from 12-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, November 21, at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration church, with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Inurnment will be private and held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society of Washington County, P.O. Box 275, Washington, PA 15301.
Stella Mae Langendorf 04-01-2011 Stella Mae Langendorf, 97, of Monongahela, died Friday, April 1, 2011 in the Four Oaks Personal Care Home, Monongahela. She was born June 7, 1913 in Ellsworth, the daughter of James and Annie Holub Moore. Mrs. Langendorf was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela. She retired from the Economy Store in Monongahela. She was always active in social affairs and was very creative with knitting and crocheting. Her other memberships include: the Monongahela Valley Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, Monongahela Senior Center and Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Lee Fedorchak of Broadview Heights, Ohio; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a sister and three brothers. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Wesley Langendorf. Friends are invited to gather at the chapel of the Monongahela Cemetery on Monday, April 4, at 11:00 AM for services with the Rev. Ronald Fleming officiating. The Frye Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 430 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Stephen D. Yoney, Jr. 07-19-2009 Stephen D. Yoney, Jr., 66, of Monongahela, died Sunday, July 19, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born October 19, 1942, in North Charleroi, a son of Stephen D. Yoney, Sr. and Gail Podolinski Yoney. Steve was a graduate of Monessen High School, class of 1960 and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1964. He was a member of the former Holy Name of Jesus Church in Monessen. Upon his graduation from mortuary school, he worked with his father in the funeral business until he opened the Stephen D. Yoney, Jr. Funeral Home in 1972, which he was currently operating until his death. He is survived by his wife Alvera Gantner Yoney; two sons Stephen D. Yoney III and his wife Ingrid of Canonsburg, Dennis M. Yoney and his wife Jodi of Charlotte, North Carolina, three daughters Gail A. Yoney of Santa Barbara, California, Sherry L. Watkins and her husband Gordon of Charleroi, Amy M. Yoney of Las Vegas, Nevada; five grandchildren Erica Yoney, Gordon Watkins III, Ashley Watkins, Alyse and Gabrielle Yoney; and his faithful companions Sandy and Margaret. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother David Yoney. 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. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM in the Epiphany Of Our Lord Church with the Rev. David Nazimek, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Belle Vernon Cemetery.
Stephen J. Gardiner 11-12-2012 Stephen John Gardiner, 97, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, formerly of Monongahela, died Tuesday, December 11, 2012 in his home. He was born August 21, 1915 in New York, NY, the son of Stephen and Katherine O'Flynn Gardiner. While a resident of Monongahela, Mr. Gardiner was employed at Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Mr. Gardiner was self employed in international financing working in several states and Mexico. His job also took him abroad traveling over seas to South America, Japan and Asia, to name a few. He held lifetime memberships in the Henry M. Phillips Lodge #337 F&AM, the B.P.O.Elks Lodge #455, both of Monongahela and the Azam Shrine of Melbourne, Florida. He is survived by his wife Hannah Ramsden Gardiner with whom he celebrated 69 years of marriage on May 1, 2012; daughter, Claudia Clissold and husband George of Mount Pleasant, SC; granddaughter, Genevieve Rockett and husband Mark; great grandchildren, Madeline, George and Kyle Rockett; sister-in-law, Evalyne Ramsden of Monongahela. Friends will be received on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Ron Fleming officiating. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Dr.,Tampa. FL 33607 or visit shrinershospitals.org.
Stephen M. Frye 09-17-2009 Stephen M. Frye, 58, of Fallowfield Twp., died unexpectedly Thursday, September 17, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born on January 29, 1951, in Vallejo, California, (on the US Naval Base), a son of Marion Turner Frye who survives and resides in Fallowfield Twp., and the late Marvin Frye who died April 27, 2001. Steve graduated from Charleroi High School, class of 1969. He went on to attend Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California and then returned to Pennsylvania to graduate from Point Park College with a bachelors degree in Science. Steve also graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, where he earned a bachelors of Art degree. Immediately, after graduation, Steve worked as a professor at the Art Institute until his retirement. After he retired, Steve lived a simple life, and loved to volunteer his time. He was active in volunteering as a EMT, constable for voter registration, tour guide at Bushy Run Park, 911 communications, Fallowfield Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept., and the Adoption of the Position Program, Gettysburg National Military Park. Steve, at one time was treasurer and president of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans in the Pittsburgh area and a member of the United Methodist Church in Charleroi. Steve's real love was motorcycles, his dogs: Jack and Joie, and going to Gettysburg with his best friend Bill Baciak. Steve was a loving son, a caring brother and a friend to all. Thanks to the Sunoco crew, his biker buddies for the good times, his great neighbors and especially Dick Russell and Lotte. In addition to his loving mother, he is survived by two sisters Joanne Frye of Fallowfield Twp., who joined him in death three days later, and Judy Frye Nolde and husband Donald of Keedysville, Maryland; two nieces Devin Lee and Cailin Victoria Nolde of Keedysville, Maryland. 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 Adoption of the Position Program, Gettysburg National Military Park, 405 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325.
Steve Malyuk 05-16-2009 Steve Malyuk 88, well known local gunsmith, of Finleyville, passed away Saturday morning, May 16, 2009 in Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born on January 30, 1921, in Masontown, a son of John and Eva Mnahoncak Malyuk. Mr. Malyuk graduated from Monongahela High School, class of 1938 and from the Pennsylvania Gunsmith School, North Side, Pittsburgh. He was a WW II Army veteran having served in Europe and the South Pacific and was a welding instructor for US Steel retiring after 42 years of service. He was a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Monongahela, where he and his wife, the former Mary Krasnik were married. Next week on May 24th, they would have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. He was a member of the Mingo Hunt Club and served as its president for more than 50 years. He was an avid hunter and had hunted on numerous western trips, British Columbia and Botswana, Africa, as well as traveling extensively, having visited Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hawaii, Europe and South Africa. He and his wife Mary Krasnik Malyuk were blessed with 2 children: daughter Linda and her husband Phil of Scottsdale, Arizona and son Steven Malyuk and Casey Cole of Peters Twp.; two step granddaughters Nicole and Alexis Fabian; and his sister Mary Belic of Monongahela. He will be sadly missed by his wife, children, extended family and many friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Michael Malyuk and John Malyuk who died in infancy and sister Ann Holman. Friends will be received on Monday from 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A blessing service will be held on Monday at 8:45 am in the funeral home followed by the 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 Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. There will a panachida service on Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 314 sixth Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Susan A. Papak 09-23-2010 Susan A. Papak, 91, of Monongahela, died Thursday, September 23, 2010 in Presbyterian Senior Care, Washington. She was born November 29, 1918 in Monongahela, a daughter of the late Paul and Anna Hako Estok. Mrs. Papak was a homemaker and a member of St. Anthonys Church in Monongahela. She is survived by her sister, Irene Madej of Monongahela; numerous nieces, 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 husband Joseph Papak who died September 18, 2000, one brother, John Estok, and two sisters, Anne Liptak, and Mary Dzik. Friends will be received on Friday 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 at 9:00 AM in St. Anthony's Church with the Rev. Robert Coyne, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Susan Lynne Ward 11-29-2013 Susan Lynne Ward, 57, of Finleyville, died Friday, November 29, 2013 in The Greenery Rehabilitation Center, Canonsburg. She was born April 15, 1956 in New Eagle, the daughter of Jane Shannon Ward who survives and resides in Monongahela and the late Lee C. Ward. Susie was a graduate of Ringgold High School, class of 1973 and had attended Finleyville Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed fishing, camping and making crafts. In addition to her mother, she is survived by two sisters, Janie Long of Monongahela, Sallie Carrera and husband John of Greensburg; nieces and nephews, Eugene Long and Jennifer Long, both of Monongahela, Gregory Long and wife Melissa of Venetia, Katie Carrera of Washington, DC, Christine Carrera of Lancaster; companion of many years, Floyd Latchem of Charleroi. Private services and interment were held today, Saturday, November 30, 2013 in the chapel of the Monongahela Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Sylvia L. Wall 08-30-2010 Sylvia L. Wall, 70, of Monongahela, died Monday, August 30, 2010 in her home. She was born October 6, 1939 in Gallatin, a daughter of Sylvester Jones and Edith Malpezzi Jones Varela. Sylvia graduated in1957 from Monongahela High School, where she was also the head majorette. She was a member of St. Anthonys Church and a beautician for forty years at Gail Amoroso's Beauty Shop, both in Monongahela. Sylvia spent her time taking care of her family and loved the many gatherings they shared together. She enjoyed trips to the Meadows and Atlantic City with the girls, listening to country music and dancing. She is survived by her son Bob and his wife Marilyn Curcio of Charleroi; her daughter Kim Curcio at home; two sisters, Ramona and her husband Alex Gelotti of Belle Vernon, Lorraine Biddle of Tequesta, FL; five grandchildren, Cristina, Robbie and Billy Curcio, Shelly Rocca and Brittany Hartman; five great grandchildren, Noah and Nokomi Curcio, Ethan, Tori and Eric Rocca. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Dolores Pasini. Friends will be received 7-9 PM Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 PM Thursday in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday 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. Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, Western PA Chapter, 416 Lincoln Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15209.
Tamara Lodovici DiClaudio 02-04-2009 Tamara Marie Lodovici DiClaudio 46, of Monongahela, formerly of Jefferson Hills, died February 4, 2009 at home. She was born August 27, 1962, in Washington, a daughter of the late Albert C. Cue Ball and Gloria Asturino Lodovici. Tammy was a 1980 graduate of Torrance High School in Torrance, California. In 1985, she graduated from CCAC South as a registered nurse. After she completed school, she was employed at the South Hills Health System, now the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, as a registered nurse on the orthopedic floor. In 1987, she moved to their operating room as a circulating nurse. There, she found a passion for her profession and the affection of her co-workers. After training in 1998 at Shadyside Hospital until the present,, she continued her operating room position specializing in open heart surgery. She was a member of St. Thomas A Becket Catholic Church in Jefferson Hills. She is survived by her loving daughter Talia DiClaudio, who now resides with her father Tim DiClaudio and her step mother Bobbi DiClaudio; sister Christine Zewe and husband Carl of Monongahela, two brothers Albert Lodovici and wife Maureen of Juneau, Alaska, Joseph Lodovici and wife Jeannette with whom she made her home, two nephews Adam Zewe and Dominic Lodovici. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her niece Rena Burge Zewe. Friends will be received on Friday from 3-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held in Transfiguration Church on Saturday at 9:00 AM with the Rev. Walter Rydzon as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions towards an education fund for her daughter, Talia. Donations may be sent in Talia DiClaudio's name to the Frye Funeral Home, 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Teresa Papak 01-07-2013 Teresa Papak, 88, of Monongahela, died Monday, January 7, 2013 in Consulate Retirement Village, Canonsburg. She was born August 25, 1924 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of Alfredo and Adelaide Serrano Testoni. Teresa was a 1943 graduate of St. Justin's High School in Mt. Washington. Through the Cadet Program, she received her registered nurse certification from Mercy School of Nursing in 1946. Teresa began her nursing career at the Monongahela Memorial Hospital in New Eagle and continued at the Monongahela Valley Hospital for a total of thirty four years until her retirement. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthonys Church and it's Altar Rosary-Christian Mothers and Ladies of Charity. She also held memberships in the Mon Valley Nurse's Association and the Mercy Alumni Association. Teresa enjoyed sewing, crocheting and spending time in her vegetable garden. She is survived by her son, Daniel M. Papak and wife Jolynn of Canonsburg; grandson, Andrew M. Papak; brother, Fernando Testoni and wife Louise of Greentree; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Andy Papak who died April 27, 2007 and her sister, Lucy Ross. Friends will be received on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 2-6 pm in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 10:00 am in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthonys Church with the Rev. Pierre M. Falkenhan as celebrant. Committal services and entombment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Damien of Molokai Altar Rosary-Christian Mothers, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to Celtic Healthcare,150 Scharberry Lane, Mars, PA 16046. The Mon Valley Nurse's Association will conduct services at 2:30 pm followed by the rosaries being recited by St. Damien of Molokai Altar Rosary-Christian Mothers at 3 pm. Both services will be held in the funeral home.
Thelma Campbell 10-05-2010 Thelma Ditmore Campbell, 95, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, October 5, 2010 in Hempfield Manor, Greensburg. She was born June 13, 1915 in Monongahela, the daughter of Frank and Jennie Evans Ditmore. Thelma was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ where she enjoyed participating in many activities and was a member of the Ladies Uplift Circle. She was a homemaker and cherished spending time with her family. She is survived by her daughter Erma Draskovich and husband Joseph of Greensburg; three grandchildren, Vicki Ali, Sherri Covalesky, Jim Draskovich; seven great grandchildren, Kayla, Lucas and Logan Ali, Shane and Chandice Covalesky, Benjamin and Noah Draskovich; sister Anne Ahlborn of Fellsburg. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband James Fell Campbell, Jr. who died January 12, 1995 and her son Clifford Campbell who died August 29, 2007. Friends will be received on Thursday 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 Richard Scaglione as the officiating minister. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ, 525 Sixth Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Theresa E. Brady Deffobis 06-27-2010 Theresa E. Brady Deffobis, 88, of Monongahela, died Sunday, June 27, 2010, in the Washington County Health Center, Washington. She was born August 27, 1921 in Monongahela, a daughter of Francis V. and Margaret Wilson Brady. Theresa was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. She enjoyed books, crossword puzzles, traveling, watching the Pittsburgh Penguins, broadway, classical, opera and oldies music and spending time with her family. She is survived by daughter, Margaret Thomas and her husband Edward of West Chester, son, Charles Deffobis and his wife Vicki, of New Eagle, daughter, Theresa Stahl and her husband Luther of Monongahela; four grandchildren, Matthew Stahl, Tammy, Scott and Dana Miller, two great grandsons, Jeffrey and Steven Miller and a sister, Anna O'Leary of Monongahela. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Babo" Deffobis who died August 26, 2005, a sister, Marny (Brady) Bash, and two brothers, Charles and Francis Brady. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 5:00-9:00 PM 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 Transfiguration Church with 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 West Main St., Monongahela, PA 15063 or to the Washington County Health Center, Alzheimer Unit, 1 West, 36 Old Hickory Ridge Road, Washington, PA 15301.
Theresa M. Palmer 04-07-2010 Theresa Mary Palmer, 90, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010 in the Good Samaritan Hospice Unit at Concordia in Cabot. She was born October 13, 1919, in Cosenza, Italy, a daughter of Antonio and Victoria Angotti DeSimone. Theresa was a very active member and an Eucharistic minister at Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. A few of her memberships at her church include the Altar Rosary Society where she was past president and the finance committee. She also volunteered her time and was past president of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She is survived by her daughter Sandy and husband David Weaver of Manasquan, New Jersey; son Joseph and wife Devonne Palmer of Saxonburg; five grandchildren: Danette Gavel, Diane Clotzman, Allyn McCarthy, Scott Sacane and Theresa Warren; thirteen great grandchildren: Britanny Lynn Dye, McKenna Lynn and Bella Rose Clotzman, Allyson Brooke and Chelsee Renee' Gavel, Alexandra and Sarah Warren, Caroline, Tara and Kevin McCarthy, Kelsey, Jack and Olivia Sacane; sister Connie Puglia of Belle Vernon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph J. Palmer who died April 6, 1990 and her sister Angelina Teringo. Friends will be received Friday from 2-6 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 Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Memorial contributions may be made to Transfiguration Church, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Therese Ann Polak 12-06-2010 Therese Ann Polak, 66, of Monongahela, died Monday, December 6, 2010 in St. Clair Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born September 30, 1944 in West Alexandria, the daughter of Pete and Eva Jupin Gaidos. For twenty years, Therese was employed at the Brook Vale Sewing Factory in Monessen until its closing. She also worked for a few years at Duct Mate Industries in East Monongahela. She was a member and past steward of the Slovak American Citizens Club in Monongahela. Therese was Catholic by faith, and enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking and crocheting. She is survived by her son Paul Polak with whom she resided; and three brothers, James, Paul and William Gaidos, all of Monongahela. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Pete "Smokey", Wilbert and Theodore Gaidos. Friends will be received Friday, December 10, 2010 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, December 11, 2010 at 10:00 AM with the Rev. George Chortos, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Assoc. of Western PA, Cranberry Professional Park, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 or to the Mario Lemieux Foundation, 816 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Thomas "Dave" Hemmings 03-05-2009 Thomas David "Dave" Hemmings, 84, of Monongahela, died Thursday, March 5, 2009, in Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born July 16, 1924 in Monongahela, a son of the late John and Mary Elizabeth Herrington Hemmings, Sr. Dave was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1942 and a WW II veteran having served in the US Navy holding the rank of Gunner’s Mate Second Class. He was retired from the Equitable Gas Company with over 30 years of service and had attended the Grace Lutheran Church and the Free Methodist Church, both of Monongahela. Dave was one of the founding members of the Carroll Legion James C. Ford Post 949 in Dunkirk. He was very dedicated to his family, being the oldest of his fourteen surviving siblings and a beloved father and grandfather. He took pleasure in traveling and especially liked to do so by train. Loving to be outdoors and devoting a lot of his time taking care of his mothers property, as well as his own, and when he could, Dave indulged in bird watching. He truly enjoyed the view from his window taking in the beautiful scenery of the river and the railroad. He is survived by a son, Keith and his wife Paulette Hemmings of Mc Kees Rocks, daughter, Cathy Sue and her husband William Levis of Bethel Park; grandson Bradley Ryan Hemmings; eight brothers, Herbert and his wife Shirley Ann Hemmings of Lakeside, Arizona, Harold "Boots" and his wife Dolores Hemmings of Orlando, Florida, Donald and his wife Patricia Hemmings of Cincinnati, Ohio, Howard Leroy "Lee" Hemmings of Monongahela, George "Hambone" and his wife Mary Rose Hemmings of Donora, Richard "Skip" and his wife Ange Hemmings of Monongahela, Paul and his wife Patty Hemmings of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Robbie and his wife Sandy Hemmings of Montgomery, Alabama; six sisters, Mary "Peg" and her husband William Pohts of Garfield, New Jersey, Shirley May and her husband Herbert Seighman of Monongahela, Alice and her husband Charles Ingram of Monongahela, Ruth Ann and her husband John “Butch” MacDougall of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Carol and her husband Floyd Lee of Tampa, Florida, and Donna and her husband John Pocky of Charleroi, and a close friend Nancy Pemberton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives, Zelma Polen Hemmings with whom he celebrated 44 years of marriage and Grace Mitchell Hemmings, and one brother, John Hemmings, Jr. Friends will be received on Saturday from 7-9 PM and Sunday from 12-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Monday at 11:00AM with Rev. William Bailey and Rev. Raymond Ursin co-officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Thomas A. Bartman 02-06-2011 Thomas August Bartman, 87, of Bentleyville, formerly of New Eagle, died Sunday, February 6, 2011 in the Four Oaks Personal Care Home, Monongahela. He was born January 20, 1924 in Cloverdale, the son of Thomas and Agnes Oprosky Bartman. Mr. Bartman was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela and was retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad in Shire Oaks. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the US Army, Company A 157th Engineers Combat Battalion as a radio operator. He was a member of the Carroll Legion, James C. Ford Post 949 in Dunkirk and belonged to the "One for All" hunting camp in Potter County. He is survived by his son, Richard and wife Marsha Bartman of New Eagle; four grandchildren, Cori Bartman, Thomas A. Bartman, III, Richard A. Bartman, Jr. and Kellie Bartman; many nieces and nephews also survive. Mr. Bartman was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Smith Bartman who died January 4, 2005 and his son Thomas A. Bartman, Jr. who died March 8,1993. Friends will be received on Tuesday, February 8, 7-9 PM and Wednesday, February 9, 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, February 10, at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the chapel by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad.
Thomas David Prentice, Sr. 01-04-2013 Thomas David Prentice, Sr., 75, of Monongahela, (Forward Township), died Friday, January 4, 2013 in his home. He was born October 8, 1937 in Monongahela, the son of James Harold and Roberta Loadman Prentice. Mr. Prentice retired from People's Natural Gas Company in New Eagle with twenty six years of employment. He was a veteran in the US Army Reserve National Guard and a member of the Ginger Hill Grange #1549 of Monongahela. Mr. Prentice spent his life operating his family farm along with his son, Tom. He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed family get together's, going on trips and playing cards. He was respected by all who knew him as honest and hard working with a deep knowledge of farming, which was his passion. He will be sadly missed by his wife, children and grandchildren. He will never be forgotten and will live in our hearts forever. We will think of him every passing season, from the plowing and planting in spring to the harvest in the fall.....forever a farmer. He is survived by his wife, Florence Jones Prentice with whom he celebrated fifty two years of marriage on February 13, 2012; son, Thomas D. Prentice, Jr. and wife Marlene of Forward Township; two daughters, Rhonda Layman and husband Wayne of Youngwood, Rachelle Day and husband Ken of Belle Vernon; three grandchildren, Hannah and Chad Day, Emily Prentice; two brothers, Robert and George Prentice; two sisters, Mary Bobnar and Martha Withers; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Prentice. Friends will be received on Sunday, January 6, 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, January 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Pastor John Pipp officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ginger Hill Grange, P.O. Box 482, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Thomas E. Graff 03-21-2011 Thomas Edgar Graff, 64, of Monongahela, (Forward Township), died Monday, March 21, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born September 26, 1946 in New Eagle, the son of the late Owen and Dorothy Hofmeister Graff. Tom loved to travel, especially taking trips to Florida with his mom and dad. He loved to be around people, enjoyed telling stories, playing bingo and was a collector of Walt Disney movies which he also enjoyed watching. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monongahela. He took pleasure in listening to Elvis Presley and country music in which he loved to sing and dance to. A true Pittsburgh Steeler fan in every sense of the word, Tom never missed a year (for nineteen years) going to see the Steelers at training camp. Tom also had a particularly unique way with his family. They attribute the way they live and love life because of him. He is the beloved brother of Sally and husband Richard Taylor of Cameron Park, California; Owen Graff, Denny and wife Betsy Graff, all of Forward Township; Dotti and husband Bob Nemitz of Grantsville, West Virginia; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great, great nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a very special aunt, Lois Graff. Friends will be received on Wednesday, March 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 Thursday, March 24, at 11:00 AM with Rev. Dennis Handley officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Thomas E. Radic 03-20-2012 Thomas E. Radic, 75, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 20, 2012 in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born August 17, 1936 in Donora, the son of the late John and Caroline Rauzan Radic. Tom was a Donora High School graduate and a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (St. Anthonys Church) in Monongahela. He was employed for Beasley Motor Rebuilders in Altoona, until his retirement in 1982. From 1981 to the present, Tom, along with his family owned and operated Hill's Restaurant in New Eagle. His family meant the world to him and he loved spending time with them all. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Doty Radic with who he celebrated 53 years of marriage on December 6, 2011, daughter, Cindy and her husband Mark Stanley of Ashburn, VA; three sons, Thomas and his wife Valerie Radic of Belle Vernon, twins, Nicholas and his wife Jeanie Radic of Belle Vernon, Richard and his wife Mary Radic of Monongahela; eight grandchildren, Brittney, Natalie, Aimee, Allison, Jimmy, T.J., Eleni and Paige; two brothers, John and his wife Dorothy Radic, Nick and his wife Connie Radic, all of Monongahela; brother-in-law, Gus Panutsos of Aliquippa; and a sister-in-law, Martha Radic of Donora; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother-in-law, Bertha and her husband John Malys, Margaret Panutsos and three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Matthew Radic, George and his wife Rosetta Kopko Radic, Joseph and his wife Louise Radic. Family and friends are invited to attend a mass of Christian burial on Saturday, March 24, at 12:00 PM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish (St. Anthonys Church) with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.
Thomas J. Sadler, Sr. 01-15-2012 Thomas J. Sadler, 84, of Monongahela, died Sunday, January 15, 2012 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pittsburgh. He was born September 28, 1927 in Donora, the son of Frank and Helen Zamborski Sadler. Mr. Sadler was a 1945 graduate of Donora High School and earned his bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from Duquesne University. He was employed as a mechanical engineer at US Steel, Donora works and the Lee Norse Company in Charleroi until both of their closings. Mr. Sadler currently was employed at Tri State Hydraulics in Charleroi as a quality control inspector. He was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (Transfiguration Church) in Monongahela where he was an usher for over twenty years. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the US Army with the 111th signal service company in Okenowa. While in the Army, he installed and operated tactical field radio equipment where he sent and received messages by morse code. Mr. Sadler was a big fan of nascar racing. He is survived by his son, Thomas Sadler, Jr. and fiance' Sherry Granato of Monongahela; sisters, Rita Sambol and husband Paul of Donora, Eileen Sherbinsky of Connellsville; brother, James Sadler and wife Ruth of Monongahela; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Zaruta Sadler who died July 28, 2010, his brother, Frank Sadler and a sister, Patsy Sadler who died as a toddler. 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 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish (Transfiguration Church) with the Rev. Edward Yuhas 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.
Thomas L. Frauens 06-29-2009 Thomas Lawrence Frauens, 85, of Finleyville, died Monday, June 29, 2009 in the Canonsburg Hospital. He was born September 4, 1923, in Pittsburgh, a son of Gilbert and Mary Froelich Frauens. He is survived by his wife Gloria Cecchini Frauens with whom he celebrated 61 years of marriage; daughter Patricia and husband Frank Myers of Miami, Florida, two sons Daniel and wife Denise Frauens of West Elizabeth, and David Frauens of Finleyville; two grandsons Kevin and Thomas Myers; and a brother Jerome Frauens of Bethel Park. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Robert Boyle officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the chapel by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad.
Thomas Noble Weygandt 04-17-2011 Thomas Noble Weygandt, 91, of Monongahela, died Sunday, April 17, 2011 in his home. He was born September 13, 1919 in Monongahela, the son of William Henry and Catherine Frances Amalong Weygandt. Tom was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1927. He worked at US Steel, Clairton Works for a short time before being drafted in the US Army Airforce. He was picked for officer candidate school, attending pilot training and was sent overseas in September of 1943. On June 24, 1944, his crew was on a major mission to bomb German oil fields in Romania when his plane was shot down. His crew was captured and Tom was officially listed as missing in action. Tom was released from the POW camp on September 17, 1944. He was awarded the air medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, POW, European Theater of Operations medal with six battle stars and the World War II victory medal. He served as a commander of Co. A in Monongahela after the war and helped form the Civil Air Patrol in the city. For a number of years, he worked for the family painting business, Weygandt and Sons. From 1970, until his retirement in 1983, he was Supervisor of Maintanence at the Monongahela Valley Hospital. His memberships include the Riverview Baptist Church in New Eagle, the former Monongahela Turners, Henry M. Phillips Lodge 337 F&AM of Monongahela where he was a 32nd degree mason and had earned his fifty year pin, the Carroll Legion, James C. Ford Post 949 of Dunkirk, past president and past area governor of the Monongahela Toastmasters, and a former driver for Tri-Community Ambulance. He is survived by his wife Helen Jones Weygandt; sons, Mac Weygandt and wife Wendy of Dolores, Colorado, Dave Weygandt and wife Barbara of Ginger Hill; grandchildren,Terry Weygandt and wife Kim, Joel Weygandt and wife Mary, Brandi Weygandt; step grandchildren, Chris Watkins, Sammi Fish, Dave and Paige Neidermeyer; great grandchildren, Jessie and Taylor Weygandt, Jordan Weygandt William and husband Eric; great great granddaughter, Keegan William; brothers, Ted Weygandt of Deleware, Jeff Weygandt of Texas and sister-in-law, Edith Weygandt of North Carolina. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Merle Weygandt and sister, Carol Hermann. Friends will be received on Tuesday, April 19, 7-9 PM and Wednesday, April 20, 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 21, in the Riverview Baptist Church, New Eagle at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Bruce Moses, officiating. Committal and 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. Memorial contributions may be made to Riverview Baptist Church (Kitchen Fund) 405 Main Street, New Eagle, PA 15067 or to Unity: A Journey Of Hope (a nonprofit organization that grants wishes to adults), 239 Town Country Road, Vanderbilt, PA 15486.
Thomas R. Rogers 10-24-2008 Thomas R. Rogers 81, of Monongahela, died October 24, 2008 in Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born on September 6, 1927, in Monongahela, a son of the late Thomas and Margaret Widmer Rogers. Mr. Rogers was a veteran in the US Army having served during the Korean War and was retired after 42 years of employment from Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela, where he was a member of their golf and bowling leagues. He was a very active and devoted member of the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela. He was a trustee, a member of the worship and endowment committees, a choir member, helped with the church maintenance, helped make candy, played his guitar at the early service and was in the pastor’s quartet. He currently was in a band in which he played guitar and sang for various senior centers in Perryopolis, Belle Vernon and California. His passion was a good game of golf, especially with his family. He also enjoyed crossword puzzles and was a sports enthusiast. He is survived by his wife Josephine Bucchianeri Rogers with whom he celebrated 55 years of marriage on October 16, 2008, two daughters Barbara Jo O'Brien of Monongahela and Cathy Kash and husband David of Hanover, four grandchildren: Sean Patrick O'Brien, Jennifer Lynn Mellinger, Betsy and Christopher Kash, two great grandchildren: Kaitlyn and Carly Jo Mellinger. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Jane Staffen and two brothers Robert and Joseph Rogers. Friends will be received on Sunday from 7-9 and Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, Monongahela on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich 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 First United Methodist Church, 430 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Thomas W. Sivek 00-00-0000 Thomas William Sivek, 64, of Finleyville, died Thursday, December 13, 2012 in the Donnell House, Washington. He was born October 17, 1948 in Monessen, the son of the late William and Ann Latta Sivek. Tom retired after forty years of employment from US Steel Irvin Works. He was presently working as a security guard for U.S. Securities in Canonsburg. While his daughters were in school, Tom coached girls basketball for the Ringgold Youth League and Finleyville Middle School, and also girls softball for T.W.I.S.T. in Washington. He attended St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. Tom loved spending time with his family. He had a passion for working in his yard, exercising and swimming. He is survived by his wife, Paulette Geary Sivek with whom he celebrated 30 years of marriage on June 12, 2012; three daughters, Precious Sivek at home, Brianna and her husband Wes Mankey of Amity, Chianti Sivek at home; grandson, Colton Mankey; two sisters, Carole Malarbi of Monongahela and Alice and her husband Anthony Iorio of Orlando, FL. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Amati. Friends will be received on Sunday, December 16, 2012 from 2-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A blessing service will be held Monday, December 17, 2012 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 Rev. William Terza, pastor 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 St., Monongahela, PA 15063.
Todd Michael Leoni 08-26-2008 Todd Michael Leoni 41, of Belle Vernon, died August 26, 2008. He was born on June 11, 1967, in New Eagle, a son of Dolores Tokosh Leoni who survives and resides in Bentleyville, and the late Quindo Leoni who died June 29, 2008. Todd was a member of St. Sebastian's Church in Belle Vernon. For the past eight years, he was employed by PNC Bank in Robison Twp., where he currently was a data transmission coordinator. He enjoyed ATV riding, working and playing on the farm and collecting magnets. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife Jennifer Roman Leoni with whom he celebrated 15 years of marriage on April 17, 2008; two brothers Orlando Keith Leoni and wife Jackie of Bentleyville, Quinn Leoni and wife Christy of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and a sister Marion Ogrodowski of the state of California; father and mother-in-law James and Jeri Baron Roman of Monongahela; two brothers-in-law Jeffrey Roman and wife Holly of Rostraver, Jimmy Roman and wife Jeanne of Altoona; several 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 a blessing service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Lawrence L. Manchas and the Rev. Michael Milinovich co-officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Tressa Garnet Keiffer Sweeney 07-18-2011 Tressa Garnet Keiffer Sweeney, 96, of New Eagle, died Monday, July 18, 2011 in the Mon Valley Care Center, Monongahela. She was born November 24, 1914 in Finleyville, the daughter of John and Pauline Tomko Keiffer. Tressa grew up in Finleyville, where her family owned a restaurant. Her family also owned and operated a general store in Rankintown. After working with her family, she later became a licensed beautician. For several years, she worked at her sister's, "Libby's Beauty Shop" in Rankintown, and then opened her own shop in her home in New Eagle. Tressa's sister-in-law taught her to play the piano. She studied the organ through places offering lessons in Pittsburgh, with Bert Jones and other prominent teachers in town. She played the organ at Riverview Baptist Church in New Eagle for Sunday morning worship service and was always willing to play the piano at their Wednesday evening Bible Study. She also played the organ for Mel Hileman Ministries in Charleroi. Tressa always gave glory to God. She would tell you herself that God has taught her much. The Lord has led her in many capacities at Riverview Baptist Church over the years including VBS Director, Sunday school teacher for many classes, mission board, children's church, American Baptist Women, organist and choir director. In addition to her musical ability, she also was a seamstress. Undoubtedly, her most meaningful hobby was to know the will of God and serve him with every opportunity that arose. Tressa was truly a wonderful witness for our Lord. She experienced love, heartache, joy and miracles, miracles, miracles! She is survived by her daughter, Violet L. Douglass of New Eagle; sons, Jonathan J. (Carolyn) Sweeney of Indian Trail, NC, James L. (Valerie) Sweeney of Wichita Falls, TX, Donald G. (Marie) Sweeney of Pinewood, SC; nine grandchildren, Faith (Terry) Elkins, Paul (Trish) Douglass, Carol Renee' (Tom) Jones, Jim Anthony (Laura) Sweeney, Sean (Jacqueline) Sweeney, Angela (Jeff) Croston, Michelle (Scott) Bright, Margaret (John) Hickman, Melody (Dave) Moore; fifteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James William "Oozie" Sweeney who died July 21, 1988, sisters, Elizabeth Hodgson, Helen Porter, Rose Walk; brothers, Michael, Albert and John Keiffer; son-in-law, Rev. Paul Douglass. Friends will be received on Wednesday, July 20, 7-9 PM and Thursday, July 21, 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 22, at 11:00 AM in the Riverview Baptist Church with the Rev. Bruce Moses and Rev. Mel Hileman, co-officiating. Interment will follow in Finleyville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Riverview Baptist Church, Parking Lot Fund, 405 Main Street, New Eagle, PA 15067.
Valentia Priscilla Azelle Werner 10-23-2008 Valentia Priscilla Azelle Werner, 5 weeks old, of Pittsburgh's Friendship neighborhood, died Thursday, October 23, 2008 in her home. She was born on September 15, 2008, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of John Werner and Lisa Porter Werner. Valentia immediately began to fill this world with love, serenity and joy the moment she was born. Valentia loved to feel warm water splash on her face during bath time; she experienced immense pleasure when being read Dr. Seuss's classic, Green Eggs and Ham, as well as the front page of various newspapers. Valentia also enjoyed listening to classical music and was happy taking walks in the park with her "mama", "dada" and "grand mama". Valentia will ALWAYS be treasured, adored and loved. She was only in this world for 38 days, but her parents loved her as if she had always been the center of their lives. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents William Porter of N. Charleroi and Karen (Filippelli) Porter of Monongahela, paternal grandparents Bernard and Suzanne (Eckenrode) Werner of Moon Twp., and her paternal great-grandfather Clem Eckenrode of Jacksonville, Florida. Aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandparents Richard and Priscilla (Bane) Porter and Fred Filippelli and Mary (Popp) Filippelli and paternal great-grandparents Charles and Pauline Werner and Jayne Eckenrode. On Monday, October 27, 2008, Father Richard Infante presided over a highly attended christian burial service which celebrated Valentia's life at the Sacred Heart Church, in Shadyside. Committal services and interment by Reverend Bill Bailey were followed in the Monongahela Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions in memory of Valentia and to keep her spirit alive may be made to the Children Club 1000 Program atwww.feedthechildren.org. The Frye Funeral Home, Monongahela was in charge of the arrangements.
Vatura "Toots" Gearing 03-22-2011 Vatura B. "Toots" Gearing, 86, of Baldwin, formerly of Monongahela, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011 in the Ridgepoint Assisted Living, Baldwin. She was born August 3, 1924 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, the daughter of the late Herbert and Vera Harris Burton. Mrs. Gearing was retired, having worked as a sales person and bookkeeper for Melenyzer's Furniture Store in Monongahela for 30 years, and for Levin's Furniture of Century Square for 10 years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 108 of Monongahela, the White Shrine of Pittsburgh, and the Ladies Auxilliary of Monongahela Valley Hospital, where she was a former treasurer. She is survived by her son, Richard M. and his wife Nancy Gearing of Upper St. Clair; daughter, Vatura Sue and her husband Charles Stagi of Phillipsburg; four grandchildren: Tracey Ireland, Dianne Gilbert, Patrick Stagi, and Kate Young; seven great grandchildren; and two brothers, Frank Burton of Shawnee, Oklahoma and Bill Burton of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Emil J. Gearing, Jr.; sister, Joann Jones; brother, D.B. Burton and a sister-in-law, Margaret Thompson. Friends will be received on Thursday, March 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 Friday, March 25 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Robert Schaefer officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
Vaughn I. Blackburn 04-16-2010 Vaughn I. Blackburn, 67, of Monongahela, died Friday, April 16, 2010 in the Greenery Rehabilitation Center, Canonsburg. She was born January 25, 1943, in Monongahela, a daughter of Jack F. and Sarah Smail Partezana. Vaughn attended The Church of God and Full Gospel Assembly, both in Monongahela. For over ten years, she was employed at Eat'n Park in Monongahela. She is survived by her daughter Mary and husband James Durinsky, Jr. of Monongahela; and her two grandchildren Brian and Hailey Durinsky. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Lorraine Marie Blackburn who died Nov. 23, 1991 and two brothers: Frank and Jack Partezana. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11:00 AM on Friday with the Rev. Edward Burdett officiating at the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela.
Velma "Toots" Aiello 01-25-2012 Velma "Toots" Aiello, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, January 25, 2012 in Concordia of Cranberry, Mars. She was born in Donora, the daughter of William and Oma Mae Creasman Koontz. Toots was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monongahela. She was a seamstress and altered clothing for many people in the area. Toots was a member of the Mon Valley Cloggers and taught line dancing and clogging at the Senior Center in Donora. She is survived by her son, Rev. Paul Aiello, Jr. and wife Dee of Mars; daughters, Faye Nolan and husband Rich of Cinnaminson, NJ, Jan Rodgers and husband Mark of Glenn Mills; four grandchildren, Kerri Julian, Justin Piff and wife Sarah, Lauren Nolan, Luke Rodgers; two great grandchildren, Kate and Colin Julian. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Aiello who died December 31, 1999, brothers, Roy and Horace Koontz and a sister, Juanita Fisher. Friends will be received on Saturday, January 28, from noon to 2:00 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held at 2:00 PM with Pastor Kenneth Kirby officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 601 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Velma Jean Angerman 04-05-2013 Velma Jean Baran Angerman, 86, of Monongahela, died Friday, April 5, 2013 in her home. She was born September 7, 1926 in Monongahela, the daughter of James and Emma Jane Cole Skaine. Velma was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1944. In her younger years she was employed at Eat-N-Park in Monongahela. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela and was active in it's vacation Bible school. Her love of drawing and writing kept her busy while incorporating those talents into creating cards to send to family and friends. She also enjoyed spending her time sewing. She is survived by her son, Jon Michael Baran and wife Cindy of Finleyville; daughter, Jane Cummings and husband Sean of Monongahela; four grandchildren; Jared Cummings, Bethany, Benjamin and Thomas Baran. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Michael Baran and Howard "Buddy" Angerman; son, Kenneth Baran; brothers, John, James, Arthur and Richard "Red" Skaine; and a sister, Mildred Smith. Friends will be received on Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 2-4 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Brent Furlong officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nottingham Christian Center, 1028 Linden Road, Eighty Four, PA 15330.
Veronica Ritchey 12-13-2008 Veronica "Ronnie" Ritchey, 62, of Charleroi, died unexpectedly December 13, 2008 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born February 2, 1946, in New Eagle, a daughter of the late Richard and Gladys Robbins Veronesi. Ronnie was a 1964 graduate of Monongahela High School. She was a licensed cosmetologist for many years and had retired from the Intermediate Unit 1 in Charleroi. She was Protestant by faith and enjoyed reading. She is survived by her husband Allen L. Ritchey with whom she celebrated 36 years of marriage on July 21, 2008, son Michael Ritchey of Charleroi, sister and niece Victoria and Janna Mortimer both of North Fayette Twp., uncle Ideal Veronesi of New Eagle. 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. Michael Milinovich officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Vicki Lynn Smith 06-29-2013 Vicki Lynn Smith, 44, of Eighty Four, died Saturday, June 29, 2013 in the Center for Compassionate Care, Pittsburgh. She was born December 2, 1968 in McKeesport, the daughter of Linda Koteles Fisher and husband Jeffrey of Finleyville and Dale Smith and wife Dolly of South Park. Vicki was a loving and generous person who enjoyed spending her time planting flowers, cooking, baking, camping and listening to music. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her special friend, Bill Russell with whom she spent several years of her life; daughters, Miranda Smith and Timothy Marmie, Renee Smith and Gary Fine, all of Finleyville; sister, Tracy Stiefvater and husband Dave of Bethel Park; brothers, Dale "Doug" Smith and Linda of Overbrook; Jeffrey Fisher of Finleyville; special aunt, Joanie Ranft and husband John of Finleyville; several aunts, uncles, cousins and nephews also survive. Friends will be received on Tuesday, July 2, 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, July 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Matthew Azzolina officiating. Interment will follow in Mingo Cemetery, Finleyville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Vicki's memory be made to the Frye Funeral Home.
Victoria M. Mendicino 03-17-2013 Victoria M. Mendicino, 96, of Monongahela, died Sunday, March 17, 2013 in Nevaeh Cove, Charleroi. She was born October 18, 1916 in Hagerstown, Maryland, the daughter of the late Pietro and Caterina Valentino Mendicino. Victoria was the last member of her immediate family. The youngest of seven children, she had to quit school after the eighth grade due to the death of her mother in order to take care of the family and home. She always regretted that she never went to school to become a teacher. Victoria was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthony's Church in Monongahela. She retired from the Ringgold school district where she worked as a cook for many years. Victoria enjoyed playing cards with her friends, working outside in her yard, and watching tennis and golf on television. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. Her family would like to thank her wonderful caregivers at Nevaeh Cove. Friends will be received on Wednesday, March 20, from 11:00 AM to1:00 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held at 1:00 PM with the Rev. William Terza officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Victoria's memory to St. Damien of Molokai Parish, 722 West Main St., Monongahela, PA 15063.
Vincent D. Fowler 05-22-2010 Vincent Douglas Fowler, 47, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 22, 2010 at his home. He was born November 22, 1962, in Pittsburgh, a son of Eva Mae Clough Fowler with whom he made his home and the late Sherman Clarence Fowler. Vince spent most of his time taking care of his mom and sister Shirley. He lived his life with a giving heart and was always willing to sacrifice what he needed to. Vince was a very neat dresser and enjoyed going fishing. In addition to his mother, he is survived by five brothers, Clarence "Rocky" and wife Kimberly Fowler of Homestead, Anthony Fowler, Patrick and wife Bridgett Fowler all of Monongahela, Henry and wife Charlotte Fowler and Arthur and wife Ella Fowler, all of Ohio; four sisters Shirley Fowler at home, Sharon "Cookie" Fowler of Monongahela, Charmaine and husband Kevin Benton of Penn Hills, Lana Miller of the state of Indiana; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his brother Sherman Fowler. Friends will be received 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 Pastor Dr. Arthur Fowler officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Viola B. Morgan 12-05-2010 Viola Barbara Morgan, 75, of Charleroi, died Sunday, December 5, 2010 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born May 13, 1935 in East Pike Run Township, the daughter of Paul and Julia Nicholas Lorenz. Mrs. Morgan grew up in Van Voorhis. She retired in1997 from the housekeeping department of Monongahela Valley Hospital, where she was employed for seventeen years. She was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. She is survived by two sons, Ronald L. and wife Ilona Morgan of Belle Vernon, David E. Morgan and Jeanie Wheatley of Charleroi; daughter Bernadette and husband Tom Klaas of New Eagle; four grandchildren, Stephanie Morgan Cope, Arron Morgan, Matthew and Ryan Klaas; three sisters, Jenny Bennett of Loraine, Ohio, Julia and husband Paul Michaux of Van Voorhis, Joyce and husband Brian Baltich of Charleroi; brother, Leo and wife Mary Ann Lorenz of Van Voorhis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Reynold "Lee" Morgan who died July 17, 1997, and three sisters, Shirley Dryer, Paulette Lawrence and Helen Zarlino. Friends will be received on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM with Rev. George Chortos, officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.
Virginia "Chickie" Tomlinson 01-16-2009 Virginia "Chickie" Tomlinson 78, of Monongahela, Victory Hill, died unexpectedly, Friday, January 16, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born June 6, 1930, in Victory Hill, a daughter of Leonard and Hazel Ruth Gibson Tomlinson. Miss Tomlinson was a lifetime member of the Church of the Nazarene in Monongahela. For over 35 years, she was employed as an administrative secretary for the Ringgold school district, central office in New Eagle until her retirement. For the past few years she worked out of her home as a phone counselor for Cornerstone television. Affectionatley known as "Chickie," she enjoyed crafts, making candy, sewing and most important was her faith in Jesus Christ. She is survived by four sisters Naomi Ruth McCollum, Martha Jane Mancinelli and husband Bruno, Elizabeth Ann Roberts and husband Dessel, all of Victory Hill, Miriam Eileen Legeza of Arizona. Numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews also survive. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 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. Raymond Dicamillo and the Rev. Tom Harding officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Virginia "Ginny" Isaac 09-30-2008 Virginia "Ginny" Vecho Isaac 83, of Mars, formerly of Monongahela and Bethel Park died September 30, 2008 in Sunrise Assisted Living, Mars. She was born June 9, 1925, in Monongahela, a daughter of John and Catherine Pezzoni Vecho. Mrs. Isaac was a graduate and the valedictorian of Monongahela High School, class of 1943. She attended Duffs Business School in Charleroi and was a bookkeeper for her father at the John Vecho and Son Plumbing and Heating in Monongahela. She was employed for 19 years in the personnel department of Sears at South Hills Village until her retirement in 1987. After she retired, she taught reading and math courses for the Pittsburgh Literacy Council. Ginny was a member of St. Anne's Church in Castle Shannon, enjoyed playing the piano, drawing, knitting, crocheting, cross stitch and photography. She is survived by two daughters and three sons: Jodie Dowhan and husband Jeff of Richmond, Virginia, Tim Isaac and wife Dana of Suwannee, Georgia, Dawn Harpur and husband Dennis of Bakerstown, Chris "Kit" Isaac and wife Kathy of Oakton, Virginia, Pat Isaac and wife Rae of Mars; twelve grandchildren: Jordan, Tristen, Jacob, Kevin, Katie, Caleb, Nathan and Eli Isaac, Chris and Brian Dowhan, Colin and Maggie Harpur; brother John Vecho and wife Gerry of Monongahela. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Donald Isaac who died in 1981. Friends will be received on Friday from 3-8 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. Joseph Feltz, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Society for PSP, Executive Plaza 3, 11350 McCormick Road, Suite 906, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.
Virginia Lillian Hays 02-03-2012 Virginia Lillian Hays, 80, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Friday, February 3, 2012 in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born January 8, 1932 in Ellsworth, the daughter of Luther and Lillian Gilmore Carden. Virginia retired with thirty years of employment from Mayview State Hospital. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (St. Anthonys) in Monongahela. She was a loving wife and a wonderful mother. Virginia enjoyed reading and watching television. She is survived by her husband William J. Hays with whom she celebrated sixty four years of marriage on May 28, 2011; three daughters, Debbie and husband Wells Hammers of Fredericktown, Bobbi Hays of Charleroi, Patty and husband Terry Minor of New Eagle; three grandchildren, Jason Paulick and fiance' Nichole Silvis, Ashley and Katlyn Minor; two great grandchildren Evan and Victoria Paulick; two brothers, Robert Carden and wife Rita and William Carden, all of the state of Indiana; sister, Fran Baumgardner of Monongahela. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Donna Hays Leach, granddaughter, Tina Paulick and brothers, Jack and Luther Carden, Jr. Friends will be received on Monday, February 6, 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 Tuesday, February 7, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. William Bailey officiating. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265.
Virginia Mae Beveridge 02-04-2012 Virginia Mae "Ginny" Beveridge, 87, of Monongahela, died Saturday, February 4, 2012 at her home with her family by her side when her courageous battle with cancer ended. She was born April 5, 1924 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of William and Martha Murray Lescallett. Ginny married Robert Beveridge, Sr. on September 17, 1960. She was employed at Bartolotta's, Fisher Heights where she worked in the meat department until her retirement in 1983. She was a longtime member of the First Christian Church in Monongahela where she taught Sunday school. Two years ago she was awarded 50 years of service for being a Christian teacher. She looked forward to going on retreats with the church groups. Ginny was an animal lover and was also known for playing Mrs. Claus at local stores and nursing homes. Survivors include her son, Robert (Darla) Beveridge, Jr. of New Eagle; step daughter, Carol (Denver) Byron of North Charleroi; niece, Laura (David) Watt of Prosperity; nephew, Edward (Sherry) Lescallett of Carlisle; grandchildren, Mark and Jennifer Beveridge, Matthew (Heather) Beveridge, James Wiley, Denver (Dawn) Byron, Christopher Byron, Jayme (Coleman) Zsiros; eight great grandchildren; her pride and joy was her great grandson and namesake, Mason Robert Beveridge; sister-in-law, Betty Pelissero of Monongahela; cousin, Sally Warner of North Hills; great nieces and nephews, Jennifer and Mitchell Lescallett, Stephanie (Dale) Pitulski, Daniel, Bethany, Hannah, Isaiah and Grace Watt; and many other nieces and nephews as well as her extended family. Ginny was truly loved and will be missed by a lot of people. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Beveridge, Sr. who died on December 29, 1980, her first husband, Harold Espey and her brother, Edward Lescallett. Friends will be received on Monday, February 6, from 1-4 and 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Tuesday, February 7, at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Gerald Demarest officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 630 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Walter Warren 08-11-2008 Walter Warren 61, of Webster, (Rostraver Twp.) died August 11, 2008 in his home. He was born January 3, 1947, in New Eagle, a son of Walter and Irene Castor Warren.Walter spent his time working on his house, his flower and vegetable gardens and caring for strayed cats. He is survived by: 2 daughters Sandra Williams of East Brady, Pamela Warren of Donora; 2 sons Ronald and Ralph Warren, both of Donora, 5 grandchildren Tiffany, Erica, Hailey and Zachary Williams, Alister Poklemba; great grandson Riley Biondo; sister Rosemarie Bost of Donora. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Debbie Chacko Warren who died November 5, 1993 and his brother Ronald Warren. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Monday, August 18 at 11:00 AM in the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Second and Castner Streets, Donora, with Pastor Beverly Frank officiating. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Walter "Sandy" Spragg 08-28-2013 Walter S. Spragg II, 82, born April 26, 1931 and long time resident of Carroll Township, Monongahela, died Wednesday, August 28, 2013. Sandy was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Elizabeth Sprowls Spragg; wife, Alice Hammond Spragg; and brother, Jesse Addison Spragg. Sandy graduated from Mercersburg Academy, Bucknell University and Dickinson Law School. He practiced law and was involved in other businesses in the Mon Valley including Donora Lumber Company. He was an avid reader, Steelers fan and enjoyed playing golf and poker. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his daughter, Betsy (Matt) Geherin of Rochester, NY and son, W. Scott (Anne) Spragg III of Orlando, FL: 6 grandchildren; and Liz Reisinger Spragg. Friends will be received on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, where his funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 11 am with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, www.diabetes.org, 1-800-342-2383 or Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001, www.alzfdn.org, 1-866-232-8484.
Wanda Sue Biggard 05-26-2009 Wanda Sue Biggard 82, of Finleyville, (Union Twp.), died Tuesday, May 26, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born on November 8, 1926, in McKeesport, a daughter of Royden and Myrtle Sample Clawson. Sue was a graduate of Clairton High School, class of 1944. For ten years, she was employed at Radio Ear in McMurray. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, canning and doing crafts in her spare time. She is survived by four daughters: Cheryl (Joe) Mondragon of Richardson, Texas, Janice (Robert) Keifer of Finleyville, Karen (Chris) Bjelland of Seatec, Washington, Rebecca (John) Krucik of Monongahela; eight grandchildren: Liz Keifer Yokley, Bob Keifer, Lara Gatica, Amanda Clayton, Craig and Jordan Bjelland, Diana and J.D. Krucik; six great grandchildren: Quentin, Hayden, Elinor, Freddy, Teddy and Benjamin; step sister Lois Eberman of Finleyville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Leslie Clifford Biggard who died March 3, 2001, her son Howard Biggard who died Feb. 15, 2001 and two sisters Doris Elder and Marilyn Jackson. 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. Jack Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh. Memorial contributions may be made to Easterseals Adult Day Service-Brookwood Center, 250 Brookwood Road, Venetia, PA 15367.
William Falappi 06-14-2013 William "Bill" Falappi, 80, of Monongahela, died Friday, June 14, 2013 in his home. He was born July 5, 1932 in Pittsburgh, the son of Faustino "Pete" and Pierina Belleri Falappi. Bill graduated from Monongahela High School in 1950. He was employed at Irwin Works in Dravosburg, Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela, Ragnar-Benson Construction in Avella and Allegheny Airlines (which later became U.S. Air) in West Mifflin. He retired after a thirty five year career as an instrument mechanic for U.S. Air at the Greater Pittsburgh Airport. Bill was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. He enjoyed traveling with his friends from U.S. Air. His travels took them to at least twenty states in the USA and Canada. He belonged to the Charleroi Fishing Club, Rotolo's Golf League at Chippewa, Friday night golfing at Rolling Green and in the winter played on Rotolo's Bowling League at the Belle Vernon Lanes. On November 24, 1956, he married Joan Aglio from Charleroi and has been happily married for fifty seven years. They have two sons, William "Will" Falappi and wife Cheryl of Monongahela, Mark Alan Falappi and wife Dana of Venetia; grandchildren, Stephanie Cook, Marci and Michael "Mickey" Falappi; nephews and nieces, Richard Grandy and wife Rita; Donna (Pieraccioli) Sivie and husband Terry and their children: Neal, Nicole and Todd; Don Falappi and wife Barbara Jean and their children: Natalie and Dana; Janice Falappi; Tamira Jankowski and husband Blair and their children:Tamira, Christina, Lisa and B.J.; Michele Falbo and husband Scott and daughter, Bailey; several great great nephews and nieces also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Ada Falappi; and his sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Geno Pieraccioli. Friends will be received on Monday, June 17, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral prayers will begin on Tuesday, June 18, 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 Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Madonna Catholic Regional School, 731 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
William "Jim" Saccani 05-01-2013 William "Jim" Saccani, 62, of West Finley, formerly of Jefferson Borough, died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born April 29, 1951 in McKeesport, the son of Jean Beissel Jones who survives and resides in New Eagle and the late William J. Saccani. Jim was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, class of 1969. He retired with over thirty five years of employment from Penn Drilling in McKees Rocks. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 22 in Washington and enjoyed spending his time riding on his Harley. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Bill Saccani and wife Sharon of Whitehall; grandsons, Zachary, Noah and Gavin Saccani; sister, Susan Saccani Thomas of Trenton, Ohio; several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Miller Saccani who died December 5, 2006.Friends will be received on Monday, May 6, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Private interment will take place in the Salem Mennonite Cemetery, Baker, West Virginia.
William "Mandy" Walters 10-01-2013 William Wesley "Mandy" Walters, 84, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born October 9, 1928 in Monongahela, the son of Charles E. and Gertrude J. Baxter Walters. Mandy was a retired maintenance supervisor for the Mon Valley Sewage Authority in Donora. He was well known for being a master mechanic throughout the Mon Valley and surrounding areas. He owned and operated Mandy's Garage for over sixty years, until health problems caused him to close his doors. But he was still open for consultations. A true Ford man, his specialty was transmissions, but everyone who was acquainted with him, knew that he could work on and fix anything that was put in front of him. For many years, he worked on police cars, fire trucks and ambulances in Monongahela and surrounding communities. He was a master at welding and took his portable welder everywhere. Even while he was working, he made time to stop and fix a child's bike that had a problem. There wasn't a job too big or small for Mandy to put his heart and soul into. Mandy was an active member of the Gallatin Sunnyside Volunteer Fire Department, the Valley Inn Sportsman's Club, a social member of the Carroll Legion Post 949 in Dunkirk, and the Good Sam's Club camping organization. He was one of the original members of the Fourth Street Boat Dock Club at the Monongahela Aquatorium. He was a past member of the Monongahela Volunteer Fire Department and the Ginger Hill Grange. Mandy enjoyed vacationing in Myrtle Beach and going to his camps in Emporium and Greene County. His favorite past times were hunting, fishing, boating, snowmobile and quad riding. He was quite the family man, enjoyed being around people, telling stories and lifting everyone's spirits. Mandy was a man loved and respected by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Loutitt Walters with whom he celebrated forty seven years of marriage on August 28, 2013; daughter, Gloria Rocco of Irwin, son, Robert Walters, Sr. and wife Penny of Monongahela, daughter, Joyce Protz and husband Jim of Dunlevy; five grandchildren, Robert Walters, Jr. and wife Laurie, William Walters, III and wife Staci, Nicole Moyer and husband Ben, twins, Josie and Jamie Protz; two great grandchildren, John Walters and Olivia Moyer; sister, Betty Sutherland and husband Clyde of Monongahela; brother-in-law, Charles Loutitt of Van Voorhis; three sisters-in-law, Gloria Burgoyne and Frances Loutitt, both of Monongahela, Betty Marynchak of New Eagle; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, William Wesley Walters, Jr. who died February 20, 1974; brother, Charles Walters; son-in-law, Fred Rocco; and brother-in-law, Richard Loutitt. Friends will be received on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 7-9 pm and on Thursday, October 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 Friday, October 4, 2013 at 12:00 PM with the Rev. Larry G. Dunn officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Gallatin-Sunnyside Volunteer Fire Department, 3325 Rainbow Run Road, Monongahela, PA 15063.
William B. Polonoli 08-26-2009 William B. Polonoli, 75, Monongahela, died Wednesday, August 26, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born on June 24, 1934, in Monongahela, a son of the late Nardo and Albina Demitty Polonoli. Bill was a US Navy veteran during the Korean War from 1952 until 1956, where he was assigned duty on the USS Ticonderoga CVA14 aircraft carrier. He was a retired foreman from Patterson Construction Company (Pittsburgh Flexicore). In 1960, Bill joined the Monongahela Volunteer Fire Department and in 1985 became a lifetime member. He also was a member of the Labors Local 286 in Brownsville. One could always find Bill tinkering around in his garage. He and his wife Emma enjoyed decorating their yard. He made ferris wheels and seesaws and especially went all out for the holidays. He loved fishing, helping everyone and could do anything he set his mind to. He adored spending time with his family and was a devoted father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. Bill will be genuinely missed by his wife of 55 years, Emma Allen Polonoli with whom he matched completely and encompassed a flawless balance, especially in their attire; two daughters Bonnie and husband Bill Kosh, Terrilynn Polonoli and companion Jamie Protin, all of Belle Vernon, son Rusty Polonoli and companion Debbie Angell of Monongahela; four grandchildren Brad Lee Herspold and companion Gloria Sparrow, Bret Herspold, Alia and husband Brian Horner, and Dylan Churby, five great grandchildren Emma, Olivia, Chloe and Caleb Horner and Kellen Lee Herspold; brother Robert and wife Shirley Polonoli of Finleyville, two sisters Barbara and husband George Gallick of Monongahela, Darlene Guzzi of Stockdale. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Mary Ellen and her husband James Mellor and a brother-in-law John Guzzi. A private graveside service was held at the Monongahela Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Schollaert officiating. Memorial contributions in Bill's memory may be made to the Monongahela Volunteer Fire Department, 451 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
William D. Kisner, Sr. 03-10-2012 William D. Kisner, Sr., 72, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at his cabin in Maryland, the place he loved the most. He was born December 5, 1939 in McKeesport, the son of the late James and Violet March Kisner. Bill was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School, class of 1958. He retired after thirty nine years of employment at GPX Incorporated in Zelienople and attended the River Hill Church of Christ. Bill loved to hunt, ride quads, cut wood at his cabin and walk his dog, Toby. But most of all, he loved his family and friends. His death has left a void that can never be filled. He is survived by his wife, Betty Munger Scagline Kisner with whom he celebrated sixteen years of marriage on December 2, 2011; seven children, William Kisner, Jr. and wife Lori of Forward Township, Robert Kisner and wife Anna of Elizabeth, Michael Scagline and Veronica Slominsky of Forward Township, Beth Scagline Mills, District Judge and husband David of Forward Township, Rhonda Scagline Wingrove, MD and husband Thurman of Carroll Township, Rodney Scagline and wife Lori of Murrysville, Dawn Valentino and husband Scott of Elizabeth; eleven grandchildren, Melissa Kisner and Ryan Thompson, Kaelin, Josh, Jennifer and Joellie Kisner, Samuel and Corinne Wingrove, Jason and Julia Scagline, Alyssa and Vincent Valentino; great grandson, Gavin Thompson; two brothers, Howard Kisner of the state of Indiana, James Kisner and wife Lynn of West Newton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann Anderson Kisner in 1991 and his son, Bryan Kisner in 1983. Friends will be received on Wednesday, March 14, from 1-3 and 5-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 15, at 3:00 PM with the Rev. Paul M. Eisaman officiating. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elizabeth Forward Alumni Association, P.O. Box 434, Elizabeth, PA 15037.
William Earl Jones 02-18-2010 William Earl Jones, 85, of Mingo Junction, Ohio, died Thursday, February 18, 2010 in his home. He was born June 6, 1924 in Washington, a son of the late Chauncey Scott and Nora Belle Mohney Jones. Mr. Jones spent most of his life in Southwestern Pennsylvania where he resided in Washington, Eighty Four, Canonsburg, Masontown, Carmichaels, Connellsville, and Greensburg. In 1990, he moved to Mingo Junction, Ohio. Bill was a graduate of East Washington High School class of 1942. Following high school, he enlisted in the US Army Air Force in the Aviation Cadet Program. He was a WWII veteran having served as a bombardier on the B-24 Liberator bombers with the 320th squadron of the 90th Bomb Group in the southwest Pacific Theater. Following the war, he attended Bethany College. After college, he was employed with the West Penn Power Company and the Allegheny Power System, where he retired with over 40 years of service. He was currently associated with the Hickory Lodge catering business with his wife Constance and family. He is survived by his wife Constance June Divjak Jones, whom he married in 1987, four daughters: Teresa G. Lucas Wisegerber of Carmichaels, Hester Fae Jones of Greensburg, Sue Ellen Weber of Carmichaels, Anita Lynn Stathers of Marietta, Ohio; seven grandchildren; four stepchildren: Kenneth Esposito of Weirton, West Virginia, Tina Antoline of Dillonvale, Ohio, Joann Brown of Valley Grove, West Virginia, Arthur Bertol of Wheeling, West Virginia; seven stepgrandchildren and a sister Elizabeth J. Morrison of Sarasota, Florida. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Juanita Bell Wicks Jones, who died in 1978, his brother, Charles I. Jones and his stepmother, Lida May Ireland Jones who died in 1950. Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 Sunday in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Monday at 11:00AM with the Rev. Jeff Greco, Sr. Pastor of the Crossroads Christian Church, Wintersville, Ohio, officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad.
William H. Beazell 05-06-2011 PRIVATE SERVICES were held for William H. Beazell, 88, of Speers, formerly of Van Voorhis, who died Friday, May 6, 2011 in his home. He was born April 1, 1923 in Van Voorhis, the son of William Earl and Elda Mae Haywood Beazell. For numerous years, Mr. Beazell owned and operated the Beazell family farm in Van Voorhis. He was also a retired school bus driver for the Charleroi area school district. He was a World War II veteran having served in the US Army. He was a member of the Charleroi United Methodist Church in Charleroi and the Sons of the American Revolution. He enjoyed riding horses, cars and collecting and refinishing antique furniture. He is survived by his wife, Mildred G. Bickerton Beazell with whom he celebrated 53 years of marriage on April 12, 2011; four nieces and three nephews, Kathryn Kahl, Tom Kahl and wife Grace, all of Monongahela, Mary Kahl of Irwin, Bill Winkleblech and wife Pam of Van Voorhis, Kyle Winkleblech of Monongahela, Nancy Bickerton Fritsky of Speers, Barbara Bickerton Palfrey and husband Richard of Dunnellon, Florida; good friends, Terri Crampo of Twilight, Josh Suppa of Speeers; numerous great nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Lucretia Catherine Kahl and Arlene Winkleblech and his nephew, James Kahl. Visitations and funeral service were held on Tuesday, May 10, in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, with Rev. Gerald Demarest, officiating. Interment followed in Maple Creek Cemetery, Charleroi. Memorial contributions in Mr. Beazell's memory may be made to Gateway Hospice, 9380 McKnight Road, 201 Arcadia Court, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
William H. Tantlinger 11-03-2010 William Howard Tantlinger, 85, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, November 3, 2010 in his home. He was born November 6, 1924 in Monongahela, the son of Howard and Elizabeth Scott Tantlinger. Bill was a US Army veteran having served during World War II as a medic and in the artillery unit. and also in the Korean War where he was stationed in Germany as a drill sargeant. He retired from J&L Steel in Elizabeth. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Monongahela for the past 54 years where he was the 2nd oldest member, the Charleroi Elks and the Henry M. Phillips Lodge 337 F&AM, where he was a 32nd degree mason and past Worshipful Master in 1956. Bill was extremely patriotic and hard working, an avid reader and loved to travel. He is survived by his wife Jane Milliern Tantlinger whom he married on September 27, 1950; daughter, Erica L. Tantlinger-Gregorini and her husband Victor Joseph of Belle Vernon; son, Randy H. Tantlinger of Monongahela; brother-in-law, Arthur Milliern and his wife Carol of Monongahela; nephew, Arthur Milliern and family and niece Tara Milliern. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Howard Fisher and his brother-in-law Robert L. Milliern. As per Bill's request, there will be no visitations or services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
William J. Gaidos, Sr. 10-15-2013 William J. Gaidos, Sr., 73, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, October 15, 2013. He was born January 11, 1940 in Monongahela, the son of Pete and Eve Jupin Gaidos. Mr. Gaidos was a truck driver for over thirty years. His last place of employment was PFX in Belle Vernon from where he retired. He was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the US Army and was Catholic by faith. Mr. Gaidos had a passion for music and passed that on to his children. Throughout the years, he played in several country bands in and around the Mon Valley area. He is survived by two sons, William J. Gaidos, Jr. and wife Carrie of Roscoe, Luke Gaidos and wife Alice of Charleroi; daughter, Therese Corbett of Monongahela; six grandchildren, Morgan, Madison, Chuck, Roy, Mia and Isaac; two brothers, Paul and James Gaidos, both of Monongahela. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Pete "Smokey", Theodore and Wilbert Gaidos; sister, Theresa "Sis" Polak; and grandson, Bonham Gaidos. Friends will be received on Thursday, October 17, 2013 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, October 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM with the Rev. William Terza officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela with military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard.
William J. Poroda 03-04-2013 William J. "Hatch" Poroda, 82, of Monongahela, passed into life eternal on Monday, March 4, 2013 at UPMC Mercy Hospital with his family by his side. He was born January 29, 1931 in Monongahela, the son of William J. and Margaret Halaszynski Poroda. Bill was fondly known as Hatch by his brothers, family and his US Steel co-workers; Pap by his grandchildren and Pap Pierogi by his great grandsons. Bill was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela where he served as Trustee, Elder and Deacon. He had also served in the US Army as a Sergeant during the Korean War. He retired from US Steel, Clairton Works as a sheet metal worker and was currently employed by Rolling Green Golf Course as a starter and ranger. Bill enjoyed golfing with the TGIF Golf League at Chippewa Golf Course; attending the Pitt Panther Football games with his nephew, Denny Franks and brother, John. He was an avid Steelers, Pens and Pirates fan and volunteered his time with Meals-On-Wheels in Monongahela. He is survived by his daughters, Judy Gerba and husband Coy of Monongahela, Barb Saxton and husband Kenny of Lebanon, MO; grandchildren, Natalie Alvarez and husband Jeff, Brandon Gerba and fiance Tiffany Becinski; great grandsons, Zachary, Samuel and Nathaniel Alvarez; brother, John Poroda and wife Sandy of Monongahela; sisters-in-law, Sudella Poroda, Mary Lou Poroda, both of Monongahela, June Butler and husband Gerry of Washington; very special uncle, Melvin Fletcher of Greensburg; along with several nieces, nephews and many other wonderful friends, including Janet Ratchford. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jayne Crow Poroda with whom he celebrated 41 years of marriage; brothers, Alex and Ed Poroda; sisters, Mary Franks, Eleanor Gatto and Teresa Poroda who died in infancy. Friends are invited to gather on Friday, March 8, 2013 from 4:30-5:30 PM in the First Presbyterian Church, 609 Chess Street, Monongahela, where a memorial service will be held at 5:30 PM with the Revs. Sharon and Mark Woomer, co-officiating. Interment will be private in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 13067, Alexandria, VA 22312 or to the First Presbyterian Church, 609 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
William P. Ellis 08-18-2012 William P. Ellis, 66, of Finleyville, died Saturday, August 18, 2012 in the Donnell House, Washington, PA. He was born September 12, 1945 in Westfield, the son of Fred and Ethelwyn Croft Ellis. For over forty years, Bill owned and operated the Horse Emporium in Finleyville. He was currently a member of the Ringgold School board and had previously held that position from 1995 to 1999. Bill was head coach for the Monongahela Wildcat Termite League for twelve years and was the announcer at the Ringgold High School football games. He also was coordinator and game director for the Tri County Football All Star Classic. Bill was a lifetime member of the International Pro Rodeo Association and a member of the Henry M. Philips Lodge 337 F&AM of Monongahela. He enjoyed playing guitar with the Scotty Spahr Band and loved to hunt and fish. He is survived by his wife, Maxine Rosecrans Ellis with whom he celebrated thirty nine years of marriage on May 20, 2012; daughter, Suzanne Ellis of N. Myrtle Beach, SC; daughter-in-law, Lauren Ellis of Pittsburgh; grandson, Brody James Ellis; brother, Eric L. Ellis of Finleyville and sister, Penny Vilchek and her husband Joseph of Ginger Hill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Leif Ellis who died June 13, 2008. There will be a memorial service for family and friends at the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Thomas Hoeke officiating. Following the memorial service at the funeral home, everyone is invited to the Horse Emporium to continue Bill's celebration of life. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Bill Ellis Memorial Scholarship Fund,10 Horse Emporium Lane, Finleyville, PA 15332 or may be mailed directly to the Frye Funeral Home.
William R. Housley 02-28-2012 William Raymond Housley, 37, of New Eagle, died unexpectedly Tuesday, February 28, 2012. He was born April 16, 1974 in New Eagle, the son of Peggy E. Murdy Housley of Finleyville and the late Gerald Thomas Housley. Bill was a graduate of Ringgold High School, class of 1992, and had received his associate degree in electronics from ITT in Greentree. For the past five years he has been employed by the Pennsylvania American Water Company in Elrama. He enjoyed working on cars, especially doing body work, repairs and painting. He also liked electronics, computers, building, remodeling and riding his Harley. Most of all, Bill loved spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Charen Palmer Housley whom he shared over sixteen years together. They celebrated 3 years of marriage on February 13, 2012; four children, Sydney, Dylan, Sara and Devin Housley, all at home; sister, Betsy Jean Housley and John Smith of Monongahela; brother, James Thomas Housley of Finleyville; father and mother-in-law, Ronald and Ellen Anders Palmer of New Eagle, sisters-in-law, Carlin and husband Jeremy Gerba of Washington, Crystal Palmer and Jake Jackson of West Newton; grandmother-in-law, Barbara Raymond of New Eagle. Friends will be received on Friday, March 2, from 3-5 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 3, at 1:00 PM with Chaplain Eric Hertzog officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Contributions in Bill's memory may be made to the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
William R. Mellor, Sr. 11-20-2008 William R. "Speed" Mellor Sr., 83, of New Eagle, died Thursday, November 20, 2008 at the emergency room in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born on February 23, 1925, in Monongahela, (Black Diamond), a son of the late Edward and Marjorie Wilson Mellor. Mr. Mellor, a retired boilermaker, worked 37 1/2 years for U.S. Steel, spending time at the Donora, Saxonburg and Homestead mills. He spent three years in the United States Navy as a Gunner's Mate Third Class, USNR, aboard the USS Collett. He saw action during World War II in the Pacific with Admiral "Bull" Halsey's 3rd Fleet, Task Group 58. In his younger years, he was an excellent softball player, swimmer and enjoyed fishing. Throughout his life, his favorite hobby was roller skating, at which he excelled. At the roller rink, Mr. Mellor met the "love of his life", Julia. During his later years, he discovered he had a talent for oil painting. He was a perfectionist and a very humorous man. He was a loving and excellent husband, father grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife Julia Sollosi Mellor with whom he celebrated 59 years of marriage on July 23, 2008; two sons William (Bill) R. Mellor, Jr. and wife Paula June of Stow, Ohio, Terry J. Mellor and wife Beth of Whitehall; three grandchildren Sean, Miranda and Eric Mellor; great grandson Austin Mellor; three sisters and two brothers Martha Mucci of Monongahela, Blanche Losey of Belle Vernon, James Mellor of Monongahela, Lillian Sleighter of Farmington, and J. Raymond Mellor of Pleasant Hills; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Edward and Ronald Mellor and three sisters Marjorie Mellor, Olive Galloway, and Sarah "Sally" Pacini. Friends will be received on Sunday from 1-4 & 6-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Monday at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich 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 in Mr. Mellor's memory may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 N. Halsted Street, Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60642. The Mid Mon Valley Shipmates will conduct a Two Bell ceremony on Sunday evening at 7:00 PM in the funeral home.
William R. "Skip" Gavlak 05-18-2011 William Robert "Skip" Gavlak, 72, of Monongahela,(Carroll Township), died Wednesday, May 18, 2011 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pittsburgh. He was born October 6, 1938 in Mt. Pleasant, the son of William James and Helen Sylvia Kolar Gavlak. While in high school, Skip played in a band with his family. Their band entitled "Gavlak's Gay Timers" played a variety of music, especially polkas. Until 1966, he, along with his father and brothers operated the Ginger Hill Farm Market. Skip then worked for US Steel as an inspector for twenty one years. Currently, he was the owner and president of W.R. Gavlak General Contractors. Skip had a passion for cooking, a self taught chef who catered for many years and thoroughly enjoyed eating his cooking as much as preparing it. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Every year, he and his granddaughter, Katelynn planted a vegetable garden together, as well as taking an active interest in her sports activites and her musical abilities. His grandson Josh, helped him with his grass cutting jobs and enjoyed going camping together. Besides his family, a few of Skip's other enjoyments were his poodle Bailey and his knack for being a practical joker. He will be truly missed by his family and friends, all of whom dearly loved him. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Eileen "Kit" Salaske Gavlak; four children, Alice (Gavlak) Dove and husband Claude of Monongahela, Robert Curdie (Gavlak) and wife Kristine of Venetia, Kathy (Gavlak) Hill and husband John of New Eagle, James Gavlak and Joanne Messina of Monongahela; two grandchildren, Katelynn Ann Hill and Joshua William Gavlak; two brothers, Edward "Sonny" Gavlak and wife Thelma of Acme, David Gavlak and wife Lucille of Sumners, CT; two sisters, Agnes Sikorski and husband Roland of Gary, Indiana and Anita Fosbrink and husband Tim of Connellsville. Friends will be received on Saturday, May 21, from 7-9 PM and Sunday, May 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, May 23, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Woomer, officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
William T. Elwood 07-02-2013 William Thompson Elwood, 93, of Spartanburg, SC, formerly of Monongahela and Lorain, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in his home. He was born November 21, 1919 in Monongahela, the son of Robert LeMoyne Elwood, Jr. and Margaret Thompson Elwood. Mr. Elwood was a graduate of Monongahela High School, attended California State Teachers College and was a US Navy veteran serving during WW II. Mr. Elwood was employed by Lake Terminal Railroad, part of US Steel, in Pittsburgh. In 1957, LTRR transferred him to Lorain, Ohio where he worked as an industrial engineer until his retirement. He resided in Lorain until 2007 when he moved to Spartanburg, SC. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in both Monongahela and Lorain; B.P.O.Elks Lodge #455, American Legion Frank Downer Post 302, Henry M. Phillips Lodge 337 F&AM, all of Monongahela; Syria Shriners and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, both of Pittsburgh. He is survived by his daughter, Betsy Elwood Cosgrove and husband Kevin of Spartanburg, SC; grandson, Brendan Michael Cosgrove of Chicago, IL; granddaughter, Megan Elizabeth Cosgrove of Charlotte, NC; niece, Peggy Elwood Burgoyne and husband Gary of Monongahela; nephew, Robert L. Elwood, IV and wife Debbie of Exeter, NH; several great nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Clark Elwood who died August 27, 2008; brother, Robert L. Elwood, III; and a sister, Mary Alice Elwood Fynes. Friends will be received on Monday, July 8, 2013 from 6-8 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Ronald Fleming officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. The Mid-Mon Valley Shipmates will conduct a Two Bell Ceremony on Monday evening at 7:00 pm in the funeral home.
Wilma "Janet" Dean 12-05-2009 Wilma "Janet" Dean, 69, of North Charleroi, formerly of Monongahela, died Saturday, December 5, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born January 23, 1940 in North Charleroi, a daughter of the late Joseph Benjamin and Zella Marie Pelzer. In the 1970's, Janet worked as a crossing guard in West Elizabeth employed by the Jefferson Hills school district. She was an excellent baker, and was known especially for her wedding cakes and cookies. She also enjoyed playing bingo. She is survived by her daughter Roberta Dean of North Charleroi; and a brother Herbert D. Pelzer of Charleroi; numerous nieces and nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Dean who died on July 13, 2000, five brothers Albert, Charles, Robert, Victor and Mathias Pelzer and a sister Marlene Shultz. 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 on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Salem Church Cemetery, Rostraver Township.Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 777 Penn Center Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15235 or to the American Lung Association of Western Pennsylvania, Cranberry Professional Park, 201 Smith Drive, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066.
Yolanda Zeek 06-23-2013 Yolanda Zeek, 86, of Butler, formerly of New Eagle, died Sunday, June 23, 2013 in the Concordia Lutheran Ministries in Cabot. She was born March 21, 1927 in Brownsville, the daughter of Paul and Angelina Panecasa DiDominic. While Yolanda was a resident of New Eagle, she owned and operated a ceramic store out of her home where she taught classes and sold ceramics. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Monongahela. She is survived by her son, Paul Macala and wife Amy of Southington, Conn.; daughter, Debra Hulick and husband Frank of Butler; five grandchildren, Sara Bly, Lindsay Boben, Ashley Archer, Brian Hulick, Megan Gundy; seven great grandchildren; brother, Dominic DiDominic and wife Lucy of Conn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Zeek who died January 15, 1998; and her son, Joseph Macala. Friends will be received on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 4-7:30 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held at 7:30 PM with the Rev. Michael Charles officiating. Entombment will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the mausoleum chapel at LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
Yolanda Louise Ferraro 10-31-2012 Yolanda Louise (Dabiero) Ferraro, 90, of Phoenix, AZ, formerly of Monongahela, passed away on October 31, 2012 in Phoenix after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's. Yolanda was born into a large Italian family on February 14, 1922 in Donora, the daughter of the late Angelo and Josephine Servatti Dabiero. Yolanda was an active member of the former St. Anthony's Church, now St. Damien of Molokai Parish in Monongahela, was a member of it's Altar Rosary Christian Mothers and enjoyed spending time at the Monongahela Senior Citizens Center. She loved bowling, watching the Steelers, playing cards and dancing, but more than anything she cherished cooking big Italian meals for her family and loved ones. She is survived by her four children: Dr. James Ferraro and his wife Lourdes, Patrick Ferraro and his wife Patricia, Edward Ferraro and his wife Georganne, Mary Jo Minton; eight grandchildren: Christina, Pierce, Peyton, Maria, Marla, Angelina, Kara and Kaitlyn; a great granddaughter, Jillian; and a sister, Theresa Rossi. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Patsy C. Ferraro, the love of her life, who passed away October 1, 2003; her brothers, Cosmo, Ralph, and Carmen and her sisters: Mary, Annie and Jennie. Friends will be received on Sunday, November 4, from 2-4 & 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00AM 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. Contributions may be made in memory of Yolanda and her husband Patsy to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater PA, 1100 Liberty Ave, Suite E201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.