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Jerry Paul Repasky 09-01-2011 Jerry Paul Repasky, 55, of Monongahela, (River Hill), died Thursday, September 1, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born June 22, 1956 in North Charleroi, the son of Thomas and Helen Protz Repasky with whom he made his home. Jerry was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School, class of 1974. He was employed by US Steel, Clairton Works for twenty three years. For several years after that, Jerry worked in the construction business in the Mon Valley area and also at the former Yocolano's Beer Distributor in Monongahela. He was a member of the Slovak Club of Monongahela and a former member of Hoot Owl Athletic Association in New Eagle. Jerry loved spending time with his niece Syd and riding his Harley. In addition to his parents, Jerry is survived by two brothers,Thomas Repasky, Jr. and Ricky Repasky, both of Forward Township, sister, Paula Repasky of Caroll Township; a nephew and two nieces who were very special to him, Jacob Repasky of Forward Township, Jennifer and husband Wade Galloway of Elizabeth, Sydney Repasky of Carroll Township; aunts and uncles, James and Ethel Barkey of Carroll Township who were also his Godparents, Harry and Dolly Cherry of Forward Township, Gary and Barb Roos of West Newton, Donna Dobrinski of Van Voorhis; two very special cousins, Jimmy Paulick and Dale Atkins; and his second family, Danny, Donna, John, and Josh Yocolano; numerous other cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Paul and Mary Majoris Repasky and his maternal grandparents, John and Josephine Omachel Protz. Friends will be received on Sunday, September 4, from 2-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Sunday evening at 8:00 PM in the funeral home with the Rev. John Fierro officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Anglican Church,130 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Frances Restivo 11-28-2011 Frances Restivo, 92, of Monongahela died Monday, November 28, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born May 29, 1919 in Monongahela, a daughter of Mike and Habus (Mary) Dahma Namie. In her younger years, Mrs. Restivo worked part time for Kirby Sweeper in Charleroi. She was a member of St. Michael's Antiochian Orthodox Church in Monessen where she was very active. She loved taking care of her family. Her claim to fame was baking and cooking. She is survived by her daughters, Deanne and husband Robert Mastracci of Florida, Rosemarie Langan of Monongahela, Jeannine and husband Robert Magruda, Sr. of Perryopolis; six grandchildren, Edward Magruda, Jennifer Booher, Debra Minjock, Robin Canastrale, Larry Martin, Dawn Reese; eight great grandchildren; sister, Mary and husband Joseph Acton of Monongahela. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Domenick Restivo, grandsons, Mark Martin and Robert Magruda Jr., sisters, Helen Isaac, Norma Obade and brothers, Mike, John, George, Bill and Tom Namie. Friends will be received on Tuesday, November 29, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Trisagion services will begin at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 30, at 9:15 followed by the funeral service at 10:00 AM in St. Michael's Antiochian Orthodox Church, Monessen, with the Rev. Fred Pfiel officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Roscoe. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1201 Patton Avenue, Monessen, PA 15062. Trisagion services will be held on Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM in the funeral home.
Kenny Allen Rice 06-08-2009 Kenny Allen "Boop" Rice, 20, of Elrama, formerly of Perryopolis, died unexpectedly Monday, June 08, 2009, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born February 15, 1989 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, a son of Kenneth P. and Mary Vandevander Rice who survive and reside in Perryopolis. Kenny had resided in Perryopolis for several years attending Frazier school district where he participated in youth football for the Frazier Commodores. He then moved to the Monongahela area and was a graduate of Ringgold High School, class of 2007. For the past two years, he was employed by Ginger Hill Welding. He loved being with his friends, racing quads, boating and jet skiing on the river, livin' fast, drivin' hard and hangin' with the ladies. MAYHEM. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters Christine and husband David Zampini of Slippery Rock, Susan Rice of Perryopolis, and a brother Harold Rice of Perryopolis, niece and nephews Brooklynn and Skyler Rice and Nicholas Zampini, whom he loved very much; maternal grandparents Richard and Margaret Vandevander of Fredericksburg, Virginia, several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Harold and Kathleen Rice. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 7-9 and Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Schollaert officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh. Memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Gulf Tower, 707 Grant Street, 37th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Oliver Uriah Richardson 01-08-2014 Oliver Uriah Richardson, 89, of Victory Hill, Monongahela, died Wednesday, January 8, 2014 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born January 21, 1924 in Gallatin, the son of the late Uriah and Mary Collins Richardson. Oliver grew up in Gallatin and Victory Hill and was graduate of Donora High School, class of 1942. He was a WWII veteran, having served two years in the US Marine Corps in the Admiral and Philippine Islands, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He retired from McIntosh Hemphill, Southside, Pittsburgh. His memberships include the First Christian Church in Monongahela, Victory Hill Social Center and the Carroll Legion James C. Ford Post 949 in Dunkirk. Oliver enjoyed fishing and camping at Pymatuning. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Mitchell Richardson with whom he celebrated 67 years of marriage on February 2, 2013; son, Oliver and his wife Flossie Richardson of Uniontown; daughter, Virginia and her husband Nicholas Wozniak of Monongahela; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Brian and his wife Shaina Richardson, Tracy Lynn and her husband Brian Anderson, Eric Jon Wozniak and Jill Nicole and her husband Luke Buffone; nine great grandchildren, Allyson Wozniak, Devon Wozniak-Franks, Tyler, Trevor, Tanner, Jonathan and Branden Anderson, Sophia and Carmela Buffone; brother, Glenn A. and his wife Gretchen Richardson of Riverhill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Richardson. Friends will be received on Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a funeral service will be held on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM with Rev. Dr. Gerald Demarest, officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with military rights accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard.
Jack Emery Rishert 07-24-2013 Jack Emery Rishert, 68, of Monessen, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013 in his home. He was born December 30, 1944 in Savannah, GA, the son of the late Jack and Elizabeth May McKibben Rishert. He is survived by his sister, Verna Jean Weaver of Herndon, VA. Services will be private and are being handled by the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela.
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.
Irene E. Robertson 01-12-2009 Irene E. Robertson, 94, of Graysville, formerly of Monongahela, died Monday, January 12, 2009, in her home. She was born April 19, 1914 in Banning, a daughter of the late James H. And Ruth Brashear Robertson. Miss Robertson began her teaching career at the Trinity School District in Washington, and retired after 35 years of teaching business classes for the Ringgold School District. Her memberships included the First United Methodist Church of Charleroi, the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 108 and the White Shrine #9, Amaranth Trinity Court #84, the Quota Club and was a past president and past governor of the Quota International, the Retired Teachers Association of Pennsylvania, and the National Retired Teachers Association. She is survived by her caregivers and friends Tim Hazlett and John Fox of Graysville, and several cousins. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 12:00-1:00PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held at 1:00PM. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 811 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
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.
Mildred "Mickey" Robson 07-06-2009 Mildred Winona Mickey Robson, 87, of North Charleroi, formerly of Monongahela, New Eagle, and Bentleyville, died on Monday, July 6, 2009 in Thorpe's Personal Care Home, North Charleroi. She was born on December 28, 1921, in Johnstown, a daughter of Albert and Gertrude Knipple Justice. Mrs. Robson enjoyed spending her time reading, crocheting and making crafts. She is survived by her husband, Richard W. Robson with whom she celebrated 70 years of marriage on June 17, 2009, a daughter, Wanda and her husband Donald Porter of Monongahela, two sons, Richard and his wife Chris Robson of Sarver, and Larry and his wife Mary Robson of Scottdale, seven grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, and a sister, Carmen Morris of Clinton, Michigan. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Roy Hershberger. Friends will be received on Thursday from 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Aaron Peternel officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to the Free Methodist Church, 401 Second Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Angeline "Angie" Rodriguez 09-06-2008 Angeline "Angie" Rodriguez, 79, of Monongahela, died Saturday, September 6, 2008, with her family at her bedside. She was born August 18, 1929 in Courtney, a daughter of of the late Dominic and Theresa Borrello Appolonia. Angie graduated from Monongahela High School in 1947 and worked as a switchboard operator for Bell Telephone in Monongahela and Charleroi for ten years. Later in life she worked in the school cafeteria for the Ringgold School District. She was a lifelong devoted member of Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church and a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years Arthur "Archie" Rodriguez and her three children, Dr. Arthur (Kathleen) Rodriguez of Valencia, Rhea Rodriguez of South Fayette Township, and Dr. Randall (Janie) Rodriguez of Finleyville; six grandchildren, Carly, Ryan, and Kate Rodriguez, Gabrielle and Garrett Rosa, and Gracie Rodriguez; and two loving sisters Mary (John) Ferguson and Bonnie (Phillip) Appolonia, both of Monongahela and her nieces and nephews Robert (Vicki) Ferguson of Finleyville, LuAnn (Larry) Bird of Canonsburg, Phyllis (Ted) Koval of Connellsville and Renee (Phil) Wyatt of Clarksburg, West Virginia. Friends will be received on Monday from 1-4 & 6-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday in Transfiguration Church at 11:00 AM with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and entombment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. The family requests memorial contributions be made in her memory to the Transfiguration Capital Campaign, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, Pa., 15063.
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.
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.
Ida P. Romeo 06-30-2012 Ida P. Romeo, 98, of Monongahela, (River Hill), died Saturday, June 30, 2012 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born November 18, 1913 in Greensburg, the daughter of Dominico and Pasqualine Caniglia Battista. Mrs. Romeo was a former resident of Donora and a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her life revolved around caring for her family. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Patterson and husband Gene of Monongahela; son, Frank J. Romeo and wife Peggy of Monongahela; six grandchildren, Gina (Eric) Patterson Midgley, Carla (Keith) Stark, Darla (Lew) Fortwangler, Anita Mohney, Beth (John) Toth, Michael (Marisa) Romeo; ten great grandchildren, Brandon and Christopher Mohney, Lewie and Amanda Fortwangler, Aleksander and Nicholas Stark, Sean McCrerey, Trevor Toth, Alessia and Micaela Romeo; sister-in-law, Esther Sherlock of New York; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Romeo who died July 26, 2000; sisters, Jean Ahmed, Betty Miller and brothers, Joe, Alex and Arthur Battista. Friends will be received on Monday, July 2, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday, July 3, at 9:30 AM, followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.
Leon F. Rongaus 03-18-2011 Leon F. Rongaus, 93, of Whitehall, formerly of Donora, died Friday, March 18, 2011. He was born February 4, 1918 on Castner Avenue in Donora, to Italian immigrants Simplicio and Maria Tribiuani Roncace'. Leon served his country during WW II with the US Army. After being discharged as a Lieutenant, he converted the Rongaus Hilltop Restaurant/Tavern to the famous Redwood Restaurant and operated the restaurant from the fifties to the early eighties receiving many rave reviews and prestigious awards. Leon was a member of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin in Whitehall. He was an accomplished artist in that he copied several masterpieces. His love of flowers, gardens and gardening was only exceeded by the joy and love he had for his family. Family was the most important thing in his life as he took special delight in attending the annual Seraly/Rongaus family reunion. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty years, Armeda Wardell Rongaus and all of his seven siblings and their spouses: Frank (Elizabeth) Rongaus, Filomena (Stanislao) Serraglia, Emma (Richard) Sommerville, Dr. Walter (Margaret) and Dr. William (Virginia) Rongaus, Jean (Joseph) Mouyard and Ulanda (Theodore) Harrison. He was also preceded by nephews: Dr. Eugene (Joanne) Rongaus of Grand Blanc, MI, Guido (Grace/Lorena) Serraglia of Finleyville, Mario (Judith) Seraly of New Eagle, Francis (Patricia) Rongaus of Donora, and niece Lynn Rongaus of Washington, D.C. He is survived by many nephews and nieces: Dr. Valentino Rongaus of Silver Lake, Ohio, Gary (Ruthann) Seraly of Venetia, Dr. David (Diane) Sommerville of Richfield Springs, NY, Jeffrey (Tracy) Rongaus of Pittsburgh, Mary Louise (Thomas) Willis of San Diego, CA, Emma Jean (Charles) Bretzin Harrison of Stafford, VA, Madonna (David) Stoioff of Northbrook, IL and Nancy (Clark) Nelson of Washington, D.C. He has many cousins, great nephews and nieces, too numerous to mention. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, March 22 at 10:00 AM in St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church, (Whitehall), with the Rev. John Haney, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. For those family and friends that will NOT be able to attend the funeral mass, you may join us for graveside services at the cemetery at approximately 11:30 AM. Memorial contributions in Leon's memory made be made to St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church, 5200 Greenridge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Barbara A. Roop 10-17-2008 Barbara A. Roop, 82, of Monongahela, died October 17, 2008 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born August 25, 1926, in New Eagle, a daughter of Terry and Helen Staib Roop. Barb was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1944 and Robert Morris College, class of 1945. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church in Monongahela and retired after 33 years of employment from Pittsburgh Flexicore Co. After she retired, she was a co-founder and very instrumental in Yesterday's Best consignment shop in New Eagle. Survivors include her faithful friends who cared very deeply for her. Private services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in Barb's memory may be made to the Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church, 911 Howard Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
John J. Ross 01-10-2013 John J. Ross, 85, of Belle Vernon, formerly of Monongahela, died Thursday, January 10, 2013 in his home. He was born August 14, 1927 in Forward Township, the son of James Ross and Lloyd and Susan Revetta Ross Coulter. Mr. Ross attended Monongahela High School. When he was a junior, he left school to join the US Navy (Seabee's). He served during WW II in the Pacific Theater in 1945 and 1946. Upon returning home, he went to the Pittsburgh Academy, where he received his high school diploma. He then furthered his education and graduated from California State College with a bachelor of science degree in education and a masters degree in education and administration from West Virginia University. Mr. Ross started teaching elementary grades in the Gastonville school and then became principal of Gastonville and Elrama schools. He was promoted to the main office, serving as director of education facilities, in charge of building and grounds. He drew up the plans for the transportation system and set up the attendance lines for the seven districts that were joined together to form the Ringgold school district. Later he became assistant superintendent and also served as acting superintendent for sixteen months until his retirement in1982. Mr. Ross was highly thought of by the teachers, students and employees in the district. He loved Ringgold and worked hard to make sure everyone was treated fair and got what they deserved. Mr. Ross was a member of True Vine Anglican Church and the Sutman Yohe VFW Post 1409, both of Monongahela, the Pennsylvania Association of Retired Teachers and the Washington County Education Association. He was a lifetime member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge #455 of Monongahela and the Monongahela Valley Country Club until he left for health reasons. Mr. Ross was an avid golfer and enjoyed making and repairing golf clubs. He liked to hunt, fish, spend time in his vegetable garden and also enjoyed canning. After retirement, he and his wife, Shirley spent time traveling throughout the states and abroad. For the last twenty eight years, they have spent their winters in Florida. He is the loving husband of Shirley Scott Ross with whom he celebrated fifty seven years of marriage on August 20, 2012; beloved father of Scott and wife Donna Ross of Scott Twp., Sherry Ross of Charleroi; beloved grandfather of Justin, Scott and Gina Ross; loving brother of Carmel DeLattre of Belle Vernon, Gloria Grant of New Eagle, Donna and husband Chas Lengyel of Monongahela, James Ross of Charleroi, Jack and wife Anita Coulter of Monongahela; loving grand dog, Hershey; many nieces and nephews also survive. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 1-8 pm in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Those attending the funeral service on Monday, January 14, 2013, are asked to meet at True Vine Anglican Church, 700 E. Main Street, Monongahela for the funeral service that will begin at 12:30 pm with the Rev. John Fierro officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Helen M. Rostosky 11-01-2013 Helen M. Rostosky, 82, of Monongahela, died Friday, November 1, 2013 in her home. She was born May 17, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Andrew and Ann Majchrycz. Helen enjoyed baking, canning, cooking, crocheting and was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan. She spent her life taking care of everyone and was the most wonderful mother and grandmother. She is survived by her son, Peter Rostosky and wife Connie of McMurray; daughter, Sandy Bylicki and husband Jeff of Monongahela; five grandchildren, Sgt. Christopher Cullen and wife Amy, Kimberly Cullen Dufault and husband Darin, Lydia and Luke Rostosky, Kyle Bylicki. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Rostosky who died March 5, 2005; daughter, Cynthia Ann Cullen who died October 18, 2001; son-in-law, Lt. Commander Thomas Bruce Cullen who died March 22, 2013; and brother, John Majchrycz. Friends will be received on Monday, November 4, 2013 from 10:00 AM -12:00 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Monday at 12:00 PM with the Rev. Jeffrey Winters officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Betty L. Ruhe 02-09-2012 Betty Louise Ruhe of Oldsmar, Florida died Thursday, February 9, 2012 in the Allegheny General Hospital. For the past three months she made her home with her daughter and son-in-law Melanie and Robert Spence of Monongahela. Betty was born April 2, 1921 in Petersburg, Pennsylvania, the daughter of James Alfred and Edythe Wakefield Arndt. She graduated from Petersburg High School and went on to graduate from business school. She worked as a clerk for the Department of the Army in Baltimore, Maryland where she met and married her husband Merrill S. Ruhe on August 12, 1944. They resided in the state of New York and upon retirement moved to Florida in 1972. Betty worked for the AAA Auto Club in Palm Harbor, Florida. She liked to travel, play cards and enjoyed her bowling leaugue. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1978 and her companion of 20 years, Frank Kirley of Oldsmar in 2011. In addition to her daughter and son-in-law, she is survived by her grandson, Ryan Spence of Monongahela, grandson, James Spence and wife Kim of Palatine, Illinois and great granddaughter, Ashlyn Spence of Palatine, Illinois. Betty had a smile and kind word for everyone she met. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, February 15 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Interment will be in Monongahela Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Washington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330.
Frances M. Rullo 09-12-2009 Frances M. Rullo, 83, of Ashtabula, Ohio, formerly of New Eagle and Monongahela, died Saturday, September 12, 2009 in the Ashtabula Medical Center. Frances was born January 4, 1926, in Monongahela, a daughter of Alfred and Pearl Munger Leach. Frances moved to Ashtabula, Ohio in 2003. While she resided in New Eagle and Monongahela, she was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ and enjoyed spending her time embroidering and doing crossword puzzles. She is survived by two daughters, Donna Rullo and husband Dave Shepard of Ashtabula, Ohio, Toni Grundy of Las Vegas, Nevada; three granddaughters Roberta Smoot, Ronna Cox, and Ricki Grundy; and five great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Antonio T. Rullo who died November 22, 2002. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 10:00 AM to noon, at the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held at noon with the Elder Richard Scaglione officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Lila J. Runkle 07-12-2011 Lila June Runkle, 82, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born June 8, 1929 in Monongahela, the daughter of David Lewis and Sarah "Kathryn" Chester Rollison. In her younger years, Lila was employed at the ALCOA Company in Pittsburgh where she was an executive secretary. She retired from the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela where she was the church secretary for over thirty years, a member of the church and the United Methodist Women. She voluteered her time with the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, the Senior Center and delivered Meals-on-Wheels, all in Monongahela. She is survived by her husband Jack M. Runkle with whom she celebrated 53 years of marriage on June 27, 2011; daughter, Amy and husband Scott Criss of Monongahela; grandchildren, David and Sarah Criss; brother, David and wife Renee Rollison of Allison Park; sister-in-law, Christine Runkle of Cleveland, Georgia; many cousins, nieces and nephews also survive. Friends will be received on Thursday, July 14, 7-9 PM and Friday, July 15, 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 16, in the First United Methodist Church at 1:00 PM in with the Rev. Ronald Fleming, officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 430 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Michael Rusin 10-24-2012 Michael Rusin, 91, of Monteagle, TN, formerly of Monongahela, died on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 in the Willows Hospice in Tennessee. He was born October 22, 1921 in Monongahela, the son of the late Andrew and Mary Resetar Rusin. Michael was one of six children. He and his three brothers served in World War II, with Michael serving in the US Coast Guard. While residing in Monongahela, he was employed by US Steel. Michael moved to Tenessee in the early 1990's. He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Decherd, TN and was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and a longtime member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife Dorothy Koeper Miles Rusin; their children, Mary Christine Rusin Asmussen (Christopher), Barbara Rusin, Ralph Nicosia-Rusin (Jennifer), Michele Rusin (Michael Schmid), Catherine Rusin, James Miles (Lola), Paul Miles (Lillian), Wayne Miles (Ina) and David Miles (Sharon); grandchildren, Mark, Alison, Michael, Ian, Kendall, Deanna, Jeff, Jamie, Jeannette, Paul, Billy, Rebecca and Jennifer; beloved nieces and nephews also survive. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Elizabeth Rusin; brothers, George, Peter and Andrew Rusin; sisters, Elizabeth Bradish and Mary Fedak; stepson, Gary Miles (Jerri) and granddaughter, Lauren Nicosia-Rusin. Friends are invited to attend a grave side service on Tuesday, October 30 at 11:00AM at the Monongahela Cemetery with the Rev. William Terza officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Good Shepherd School Tuition Assistance Fund, 2037 Decherd Blvd, Decherd, TN 37324, or to St. Andrew's-Sewanee School, 290 Quintard Road, Sewanee, TN 37375, or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main St, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Jeana Marie Russell 12-06-2009 Jeana Marie Russell, 24, of Monessen, formerly of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Sunday December 6, 2009. She was born on August 1, 1985, in Carroll Township, a daughter of Alma Jean Comer Russell who survives and resides in Smithton, and the late Karl Lee Russell who died on November 12, 2004. Jeana was a Ringgold High School graduate, class of 2003 and a very devoted mother and daughter. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her daughter Natili Marie Chipps at home; two sisters Jennifer Russell of Forward Twp., Jessica Russell of New Castle; brother Robert Russell of Rostraver Twp.; and her maternal grandfather Robert Comer of Ruff Creek. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother Alma Miller Comer. Friends will be received 6-9 Wednesday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Interment will be private in the Monongahela Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions in Jeana's memory be made to the Frye Funeral Home.
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.
Margaret H. Sadler 07-28-2010 Margaret Helen Sadler, 79, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010 in the Haven Crest Nursing Home. She was born June 19, 1931 in Monongahela, the daughter of the late George and Anna Stanko Zaruta. She was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela and a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and sewing. She is survived by her husband Thomas Sadler with whom she celebrated 56 years of marriage on June 19, 2010, her son Thomas Sadler, Jr., and his fiance Sherry Granato and a brother Joseph Popp, all of Monongahela. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Alex and Daniel Popp, and two sisters, Julia Polinsky, and Mary Filipelli. Friends will be received on Thursday, July 29, from 7-9 PM and Friday, July 30, from 2-4 and 7-9PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, July 31 at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
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.
Clyde Salaske 06-01-2013 Clyde Salaske, 76, of Monessen, died Saturday, June 1, 2013 in Haven Crest Nursing Center. He was born November 6, 1936 in Carroll Twp., the son of the late John and Irene Vercarmen Salaske. He is survived by his fiance', Karen Kifer of Monessen, two sisters, Eileen "Kit" Gavlak of Monongahela, Marlene Brevko of Finleyville; and a brother, Albert Salaske of Donora. The Frye Funeral Home, 427 West Main St., Monongahela, PA 15063, was in charge of the arrangements.
Andrew A. Salminen 09-06-2009 Andrew August Salminen, 54, of Carroll Township, died unexpectedly Sunday, September 6, 2009 in his home. A 1973 graduate of Ringgold High School and a National Merit Scholarship finalist, Andy completed his bachelor of science in physics at Carnegie Mellon in 1980 and his master's at the University of Illinois-Chicago a few years later. He worked in particle physics at the atomic collider in Fermilab in Illinois and at the Brookhaven National Laboratories on Long Island before commencing a career in support systems for atomic submarines at a New Jersey facility. A medical condition caused him to return to Pennsylvania and, during his recovery, he became a sales associate at Sears and at Macy's stores in South Hills Village. At the time of his death, he was well launched on a new career path as a mechanical engineering student at the University of Pittsburgh, doing work for credit at Curtiss-Wright Corporation in Cheswick on atomic power initiatives.Though in early years active in ham radio, camping, fishing, and scuba, and a member of his high school track and field and golf teams, later in life his chief pastime was golf, where he twice distinguished himself with a hole in one. Other passions were science fiction, game theory, and bridge. Andy was the son of the late Adolph A. Gus Salminen who died in 2008. He is survived by his mother Kathleen and two brothers, Rusty and David (Claire). His sister Leslie Salminen died in 2005. Private burial will be in the Monongahela Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, in the chapel at the First Presbyterian Church, Sixth and Main Streets, Monongahela, with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a charity of one's choice. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
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.
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.
Daniel "Benny" Sanders 01-28-2009 Daniel "Benny" Sanders 91, of Monongahela, died January 28, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born on September 25, 1917, in Union Twp. (Coal Bluff), a son of Guiseppi and Justine Caserta Sanders. In the 70's and 80's, Mr. Sanders owned and operated Sanders' Gas Station in Monongahela until he closed his proprietorship there and opened Sanders Arco and U-Haul in Charleroi. He operated both gas stations for over twenty years. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church in Monongahela and a US Army veteran having served in WW II. He is survived by his wife Rita Fusco Sanders with whom he celebrated 41 years of marriage on November 11, 2008; sister Lillian Rosnick of Charleroi, two brothers Joe Sanders and Clem "Rudy" Sanders, both of Elrama; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six sisters. Friends will be received 7-9 PM Friday in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Saturday at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Raymond Ursin officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church, 911 Howard Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
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.
Dorothy E. Schaeffer 08-03-2011 Dorothy E. Schaeffer, 92, of Fort Pierce, Florida, formerly of Monongahela and New Eagle, died Wednesday, August 3, 2011 in her home. She was born June 10, 1919 in New Eagle, the daughter of James and Martha Baxter Cowan. Dorothy was one of fourteen children raised on Point Bealea Farm on Keenan Hill in New Eagle. All of her siblings have since passed on. She had a dedication to helping seniors long before she became a senior herself. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ in Monongahela. She enjoyed quilting and was an exceptional seamstress. She is survived by her daughter, Donna G. Bires and husband Bernard with whom she made her home; two sons, R. Patrick Gandley and wife Kay of New Hope, Michael Gandley and wife Kathy of Ypsilanti, Michigan; seven grandchildren, twins, Timothy Bires and Tamara Bires-Lancieri, Andre' Bires, Michelle (Gandley) Ferry, Kim (Gandley) Bainbridge, Rob Gandley, Jessie Gandley; eight great grandchildren; former daughter-in-law, Eunice Gandley of Montgomeryville. In addition to her parents and siblings, she was preceded in death by her first husband, John Robert Gandley and her second husband John Schaeffer. Friends will be received on Sunday, August 14, 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM with the Elders Richard Scaglione and Karl Kirschner, co-officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 S.E. Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997 or to HOINA, P.O. Box 87, St. Charles, MO 63302-008.
Barbara Ann Schmalbach 12-27-2008 Barbara Ann Schmalbach, 78, of Monongahela, died Saturday, December 27, 2008, in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born March 30, 1930 in Monongahela, a daughter of the late Clayton and Alma Uthe Fearneyhough. Barbara was a 1948 graduate of Monongahela High School and was a US Navy (Waves) veteran having served in the Korean War. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Monongahela, and its Class of Ruth and a member of the Carroll Legion James C. Ford Post 949 in Dunkirk. She was a collector of angels and enjoyed spending her time with her animals, especially her constant companion “Cappy”. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Schmalbach, with whom she celebrated 39 years of marriage on August 30, 2008, son Lee Schmalbach of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, daughter Dr. Gregory (Linda) Nosal Centreville, Virginia, two grandsons, Gregory and Anthony Nosal, four granddaughters, Jennnifer, Maria, Christina, and Emily Nosal. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister Betty Fearneyhough, and an aunt, Jennie Uthe. Friends will be received on Monday from 7-9 PM, and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Wednesday at 12:00 PM with the Rev. Mark Schollaert officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church,601 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063, or a charity of ones choice.
Kenneth L. Schmalbach 01-29-2013 Kenneth "Ken" Schmalbach, 86, of Monongahela went to be with his Lord, Tuesday, January 29, 2013. He was born February 18, 1926 in Monongahela, a son of William and Frances Luker Schmalbach. Ken served his country during World War II. He enlisted in the US Navy in January 1944 and served as an Electrician's Mate 3/c aboard the USS PC- 1594 in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. He then served aboard the USS Monterey CVL-26. The executive officer on the Monterey was Lt. Cmdr. Gerald Ford who later became the 38th president of the United States. Ken was discharged June 6, 1946. For his service, he was awarded the World War II Victory medal, American Theater medal, European Middle East Theater medal with 2 bronze stars and a unit commendation. He joined the Naval Reserves in August 1946 and served until April 1950. Ken received his high school diploma from Monongahela High School, class of 1944 in absentia while serving in the Navy. He was a graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Accounting, the ICS of Accounting and took classes in accounting and economics at California University. He was employed at Donora Southern Railroad accounting department, West Penn Power Company in construction and payroll accounting and retired from Mellon Bank, Monessen Park Office in 1985. After retiring, Ken and Barb enjoyed attending antique fairs and auctions. He was well known for restoring antique trunks and his trunks can be found in homes throughout the United States. Ken was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Monongahela. Over the years he served his Lord and his church as a teacher in the Junior Department, Adult Men's Class, Asst. Sunday School Supt. and acting Supt., Youth Leader, Camp Counselor, Auditing Committee, Trustee and Deacon. Ken married his high school sweetheart, Dora Filippelli on October 19, 1946, who passed away April 16, 1967. He married his second wife, Barbara Fearneyhough Hill on August 30, 1969 who passed away December 27, 2008. In addition to his parents and two wives, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mrs. John (Jean) Ramsey. He is survived by his son, Lee Schmalbach of Myrtle Beach, SC; his daughter, Linda and her husband Dr. Gregory Nosal of Centreville, VA; two grandsons, Gregory and wife Becky Nosal, Anthony Nosal; four granddaughters, Jennifer and her husband Jimmy Garbak, Maria, Christina and Emily Nosal; two great grandsons, Dylan and Mason Nosal; a great granddaughter, Caroline Garbak.; and a sister, Virginia and her husband Edwin Melkmann of New York, NY; several nieces and nephews also survive. Family and friends will be received on Friday, February 1, 2013 from 2-9 pm in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 11:00 am in the First Baptist Church, 601 W. Main Street, Monongahela with the Rev. Mark Schollaert officiating. If you are planning on attending the funeral service, everyone is asked to meet at the church. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with military honors accorded by the US Navy. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 601 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to a charity of one's choice. The Mid-Mon Valley Shipmates will conduct a Two-Bell Ceremony Friday evening at 7 pm in the funeral home.
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.
Louise B. Scott 11-24-2010 Louise B. Scott, 93, of Charleroi, formerly of Monongahela, died Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at Nevaeh Cove, Charleroi. She was born October 16, 1917 in Monongahela, the daughter of John and Martha Dahma Solomon. Lousie was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1937 and a graduate of Georgetown University. She was a member of St. Paul's Angelican Church in Monongahela. Louise formerly resided in Washington, DC, where she served her country for more than three decades as a Supervisor for the Department of Defense with top secret clearences in three wars. She attended eleven presidential innaugurations. She loved living and she loved life. She is survived by her brother Samuel Solomon and wife Pat of Lawrenceville; and twelve nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother George Solomon and two sisters Dorothea Orr and Julia May Granato. Friends will be received on Monday from 11:30 am to 1:00 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Following visitations, funeral services will be held on Monday at 1:30 PM in St. Paul's Anglican Church with the Rev. John Fierro, officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Anglican Church, 130 West Main Street Monongahela, PA.15063.
Kenneth M. Seal 02-09-2012 Kenneth M. Seal, 90, of Monongahela, died Thursday, February 9, 2012 in the Four Oaks Personal Care Home. He was born April 15, 1921 in North Charleroi, the son of the late Edward and Nora Dickey Seal. Mr. Seal was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1939. After graduation, he joined the United States Army and served during WWII in the Southern Philippines, New Guinea, and Luzon with the 38th Infantry Division. He was the recipient of a Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and the Good Conduct Medal. In 1951, Mr. Seal was employed as a maintenance worker at the Monongahela Cemetery until 1973. He then became the superintendent of the cemetery until his retirement in 1988. From 1989 to 2008, he served on the Monongahela Cemetery board of incorporators. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, the American Legion Frank Downer Post 302, the VFW Sutman Yohe Post 1409, all of Monongahela and the New Eagle Chapter of AARP. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Kirsch Seal with whom he celebrated 66 years of marriage on November 26, 2011; daughter, Donna Bozic of Monongahela; two granddaughters Lorie and her husband William Hill of Bluffton, SC, Sherri Ramsey of Tallahassee, FL; six great grandchildren, Bridgett and Barton Hill, Chelsea, Mitchell, Carrigan and Maximus Ramsey; and many loving nieces and nephews, especially his niece Cheryl Strong. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four sisters, Blanche Anders, Ruth Brusted, Rebecca Burnsworth and Mabel Frere and two brothers, Russell and James Seal. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main St., Monongahela. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 11, at 1:00 PM in the Grace Lutheran Church, Monongahela with the Rev. Bob Schaefer officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial contributions may be made to Medi Home Hospice, 201 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.
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.
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.
Linda D. Sichi 05-28-2012 Linda D. Sichi, of Monongahela, died Monday, May 28, 2012 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late John and Isabella Vaccaro Curcio. Linda was a graduate of Monongahela High School. She earned her bachelors degree in education from California State College and her masters degree in library science from Duquesne University. After college, she taught Spanish for one year at Frazier High School in Perryopolis. She spent the rest of her career as the librarian at Monessen High School until her retirement. While at Monessen, she was the assistant athletic director under the late Jack Scarvel and for many years was the senior class sponsor. She was on the board of the Monongahela Area Library where she held the office of secretary. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish-St. Anthony's Church in Monongahela and the Catholic College Womens Club. Linda was very active in various teacher retirement organizations. She enjoyed European travel, cooking and was an avid reader. She is survived by her son, Matthew Sichi and wife Christina of Monongahela; sister, Diana Shoulders and husband Jack of Monongahela; and her beloved dog, Dickens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Edward Sichi, Jr. who died March 7, 1990, a brother, Gerald Curcio and sister, Angela Marini. Friends will be received on Wednesday, May 30, from 2-4 and 7- 9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, May 31, at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish-St. Anthony's Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.
George W. Simmons 01-23-2010 George W. Simmons, 92, of Monongahela, died Saturday, January 23, 2010, in the Haven Crest Nursing Center, Carroll Twp. He was born August 31, 1917 in Monongahela, a son of the late Simeon R. and Queen Clara Berry Simmons. Mr. Simmons was a 1936 graduate of Monongahela High School. He played on its football team, winning a gold football for his accuracy in throwing in the single wing backfield. An accomplished musician, he played the trumpet and piano. Enrolling in Carnegie Institute of Technology after high school, he had to withdraw during World War II to work in the family foundry, Simmons Foundry and Machine Works in Monongahela. After the war, he was employed at US Steel, Donora Works and J.W. Fecker in Pittsburgh. For a period of time, George owned and operated a tractor trailer and hauled for Atlantic Freight Lines. Mr. Simmons was one of the first African Americans to be hired as a 1st class machinist, retiring in 1978, from Copperweld Corporation in Glassport. In retirement, George earned his teaching certification in Industrial Arts and taught machine shop at the Western Area Vocational Technical School and at the Mon Valley Technical School for several years. A very active member of the Bethel A.M. E. Church in Monongahela, George earned the title of trustee emeritus. He was also a member of the NAACP in Monessen. He is survived by three sons: George A. and his wife Judith Simmons of Monongahela, Wayne D. and Michael S. Simmons of Conn.; three grandchildren Ashley and Rachel Simmons, Hillary Edwards and husband Corey; three great grandchildren David Simmons, Micah Johnson, and Autumn Sterling. Numerous cousins, friends and church family also survive and will dearly miss him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Edna Higginbotham Simmons who died October 30,2003. Friends will be received 7-9 on Thursday in the Frye Funeral Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela and 2-4 and 7-9 Friday in the Bethel A.M.E. Church, 700 West Main Street, Monongahela where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mortty Ivy officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mr. Simmons memory may be made to the Bethel A.M.E. Church, 700 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Carlo Mario Sirri, M.D. 10-27-2012 Carlo Mario Sirri, M.D., 91, of Monongahela, died Saturday, October 27,2012 following a brief illness. Carlo was born on August 14, 1921 to Frederico and Dina (Forlivesi) Sirri in Castiglione di Cervia, Italy. Carlo had a great early childhood as his parents doted on him since he was an only child, but Carlo's father died when he was 10 years old and his life changed drastically. His grandfather had a stroke while reading the news in the paper about the death of his last child and this second loss left the family devastated. Carlo always gave his mother full credit for all she did for him after the death of his father and he went on to become a school teacher at the age of 17. Wanting to pursue further education, the following year he took private lessons for mathematics and physics and prepared the other necessary subjects and passed the exam of the Liceo Scientifico. He then started at the University of Bologna to become a medical doctor. Before the end of the first year, he was called by the military service during World War II and he had to leave the University. Since he was a student in medicine, he was transferred to the field hospital in Asti. After Mussolini fell from power, the war was over and he returned to the University after five years absence. He restarted his studies and in 1949 became a doctor. Burdened with debt from school loans, Carlo had thoughts of going to Africa because he had cousins who had made a good career in Africa and as Italy was in shambles after the war, he made the decision to go to Africa. In 1950, he went to Anvers in Belgium to take a course in tropical diseases. He completed the course and was engaged as a doctor for a Belgium company in Rutongo in Rwanda where he remained for three years. He would always say these were wonderful times. After a vacation in Italy, he returned to work for a different company in the Tshuapa Region of the Congo. Unrest amongst' the people of the Congo was becoming apparent, so after three years he returned to Italy, planning to come to the United States. Upon arriving in New York City, he found a job as an intern at Mother Cabrini Hospital. After completing a year of internship there, he moved his family to Harrisburg where he started training for psychiatry. He finished the specialization and he was offered a position at a mental health clinic in Charleroi started by the United Way, which later evolved into Mon Valley United Health Services, Inc. while he continued to work at Mayview State Hospital and Woodville State Hospital. He also did rotations for several years in emergency rooms because of his experience as a physician/surgeon in the hospitals in Africa. He continued to work until the age of 78, always enjoying his chosen profession. He was active after retirement and he especially enjoyed his computer, spending hours reading everything of interest. Carlo was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Susanna Sirri. He is survived by a daughter, Veronica Sirri, and his best friend of over 32 years, Matilda Lesiak, who was blessed to have been a part of his life and will cherish and hold him close for the rest of her life. At the family’s request, a private service will be held. The Frye Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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.
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.
Nick Skokut 04-09-2011 Nick Skokut, 95, of Monongahela went home to be with the Lord on April 9, 2011, in the Mon Valley Hospital. He was born on January 7, 1916, near Gary, Indiana, the son of Gregory "Frank" and Millie Radjsavic Skokut. Mr. Skokut was Christian and had accepted the Lord Jesus as his Savior. He operated and managed Skokut Farm, where he had lived since his parents moved there when he was a small child. He was fiercely independent, managing Skokut Farm and living independently up until the day before his passing. He was regularly seen at various farm markets around the greater Mon Valley. Surviving are three brothers, Miller of Independence, Ohio, Louie of Apple Valley, California and Louis of Washington. He is also survived by his friend and helper, Charlie Sinko of Monongahela and numerous nieces and nephews. Deceased are his parents, two brothers, Adam and Samuel Skokut and three sisters, Bernice and Elizabeth Skokut and Millicent Nehrebecki. A nephew, Dennis Skokut, is also deceased. "I am the resurrection and the life says the Lord, whoever believes in me, even when he dies, will never die." John: 11-25. Friends will be received Friday, April 15, 3-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela . There will be additional visitations on Saturday from 10-11 AM. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
John Sminko 12-18-2013 John Sminko, 86, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born December 1, 1927 in Monongahela, the son of George and Anna Pascoe Sminko. John was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1945 and was Orthodox by faith. A US Navy veteran, John served during WW II and was a member of the American Legion Frank Downer Post 302 of Monongahela. He retired from Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela. John was a hard working man in his younger days. He enjoyed the outdoors, wildlife, boating, fishing and spending time on the Monongahela River. John will be remembered for his friendly personality. He loved talking to people and reminiscing about times in the past. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Above all, he cherished his time with his granddaughters, Sarah and Rachel whom he dearly loved. John is survived by his wife of fifty four years, Claire Turic Sminko; daughter, Shelly and beloved son-in-law Rob Hetzler; granddaughters, Sarah and Rachel, all of Monongahela; sister, Shirley Huber of Bentleyville; brother-in-law, Michael Turic and wife Maria of Elmira, New York; several nieces and nephews; and his loyal companion, Sadie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Wiliuszis, Ann Simon, Helen and Irene Kramer. Friends will be received on Friday, December 20, 2013 from 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM with the Very Rev. Edward Pehanich officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Panachida services will be conducted Friday evening at 7:00 pm in the funeral home. The family suggests contributions in John's memory be made to the charity of your choice.
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.
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.
Margaret E. Smith 05-20-2012 Margaret E. Smith, 86, of Elizabeth, died Sunday, May 20, 2012 in her home. She was born April 11, 1926 in Monongahela, the daughter of Frank S. and Ruth I. Hagerty Kennedy. Mrs. Smith was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1944. During WWII she worked at Christy Park in McKeesport. For over ten years, she was the post mistress of the Bunola Post Office and was also a certified beautician, working out of her home. She was a former member of the Bunola Church of the Nazarene, where she was baptized in 1947 and the Beulah Baptist Church in West Elizabeth. She currently attended the River Hill Church of Christ in Monongahela. Later in her life, she attended California State College and earned her bachelors degree in education. Mrs. Smith was employed as a substitue teacher for the Elizabeth Forward School district and served two terms as a member of it's school board. She spent her time caring for her family and enjoyed bowling. She is survived by two sons, Joel D. "JD" Smith, Jr., and wife Pat Marvenko Smith of North Huntingdon, Leslie E. Smith of Bunola, two daughters, Trisha Smith of Elizabeth, Sallie R. Smith, DVM of Watsontown; grandsons, Reuben and Ryan Smith; brother, Merle and his wife Lenore Kennedy of Atwater, Ohio and a sister, Miriam Kennedy of Monongahela. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joel David Smith, Sr., who died on Sept. 5, 1994, brothers, Paul and Frank "Bud" Kennedy, Jr. and sisters, Dorothy Dawson and Gail Kennedy. Friends will be received on Wednesday, May 23, from 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 24 at 12:00 PM with the Rev. Paul Eisaman officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh. Contributions in Mrs. Smith's memory may be made to the River Hill Church of Christ, 2105 River Hill Rd., Monongahela, PA 15063.
Edna Ann "Annie" Smith 01-25-2014 Edna Ann "Annie" Smith, 59, of Donora, died Saturday, January 25, 2014 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born January 25, 1955 in Washington, the daughter of the late Roy and Doris Clemons Simmons. Annie was a 1973 graduate of Ringgold High School, Monongahela division. She was currently employed at the Residence at Hilltop in the housekeeping department and had a passion for animals. She is survived by four sons, Rick Smith and wife Kim, Michael Smith and wife Heather, all of Monongahela, Jeffrey Smith and wife Meghan of Philadelphia, Patrick Smith of New Eagle; two grandchildren, Aimee and Brett Smith; and two brothers, David Hall and wife Nancy of Oil City, Tom Simmons and wife Debbie of Confluence. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step father, Harry McDonald. Friends will be received on Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Following the visitations, there will be a memorial service held at 8:00 PM in the funeral home with the Rev. Raymond Ursin officiating. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Washington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330.
Devida "Sue" Smith 10-23-2009 Devida "Sue" Smith 88, of New Eagle, died Friday, October 23, 2009 in the Mon Valley Care Center. She was born August 11, 1921, in Bunola, a daughter of John Frederick and Agnes Wilson Trumpie. In her younger years, Sue was a member of the Bunola Nazarene Church where she played piano for their Sunday school. She had a passion for cooking and especially baking and enjoyed many days with her children and the neighborhood children at her home sharing her baked goods with them. Later in life, she, her husband John and her daughters loved spending time together on the porch, talking and swinging on the porch swing at their home. She is survived by two daughters Shirley Wolfe and husband Victor of New Eagle, Karen Mountain and husband Thomas of New Eagle; four grandchildren Vicki Wolfe Polaski and husband Tony, John Mountain and wife Vivian, Saundra Mountain Bobnar and husband Mark, Eric Wolfe and wife Amber; nine great grandchildren Harley, Clayton and Faith Bobnar, Kelsey and John Mountain, Samantha and Patrick Polaski, Carlie Rae Pranevich and Haylee Wolfe; two brothers Albert Trumpie of Elizabeth, Herbert Trumpie of Monongahela. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John R. Smith who died August 28, 1998 and nine brothers and sisters. Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 Sunday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM with the Deacon Joseph Anders officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Riverview Baptist Church, 405 Main Street, New Eagle, PA 15067.
Elsie Mae Smith 04-13-2012 Elsie Mae Smith, 82, of Monongahela, died Friday, April 13, 2012 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born February 18, 1930 in Monongahela, the daughter of Glenn and Iva Atwood Huffman. Mrs. Smith graduated from Monongahela High School in 1948 and the Washington Hospital School of Nursing in 1951. Her entire nursing career was spent at Monongahela Hospital retiring from Monongahela Valley Hospital in 1992. She married Dorsey F. Smith, Jr. in 1955. They resided in Elizabeth for many years, returning to Monongahela in 1993. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, where she served as an elder and in other capacities. She enjoyed her church work, gardening, crafts, including quilting and knitting. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Suanne and Jeff Kunz of Beallsville; son and daughter-in-law, David and Renee' Smith of Monongahela; two granddaughters, Jessica and Erin Kunz; sister-in-law, Mabel Huffman of Monongahela; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dorsey F. Smith, Jr. who died June 22, 2002; brother, Maurice Huffman and a brother who died in infancy. Friends will be received on Monday, April 16, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 17, at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Donald L. Smith 02-10-2010 Donald L. "Mon City Smitty" Smith, 72, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Wednesday, February 10, 2010 in his home. He was born May 1, 1937, in Monongahela, a son of Brice W. and Rose Kozemchak Smith. Don was a graduate of Monongahela High School. He was formerly employed as a driver for Bartolotta's in Monongahela. He retired from the city of Monongahela working several years for the street department and was a US Army veteran serving during the Korean War. He is survived by his sister Mildress Ferdinando of Monongahela, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Brice W. Smith Jr. and his sister Margaret Rudean. Friends will be received on Friday from 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Saturday, at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Gerald Demarest officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Monongahela Volunteer Fire Dept., 451 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
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.
Billie K. Snow 06-19-2011 Private visitations were held for Billie K. Snow, 43, of Cokeburg, formerly of Elizabeth, who died Sunday, June 19, 2011 in the Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born October 25, 1967 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late William and Vera Gillen Rothey. Billie was a 1985 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School. She was a stay at home mom who loved taking care of her family and an avid reader. She is survived by her husband, John Snow with whom she celebrated twelve years of marriage on February 14, 2011; three daughters, Samantha, Madison and Emma Snow, all at home; sisters, Cheryl Craig of Altoona, Cindy Minjock of Monongahela; brothers, Butch King of Altoona, Jerry King of Dravosburg. The Frye Funeral Home Inc., was in charge of the arrangements.
Angeline Sofsky 07-24-2012 Angeline Sofsky, 98, of New Eagle, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in the Mon Valley Care Center, Monongahela. She was born January 17, 1914 in Manifold, the daughter of Ralph and Domenica "Minnie" Scardamaglia Moyer. Mrs. Sofsky was formerly employed in the cafeteria at Roosevelt School in New Eagle. For over twenty five years, she owned and operated a beauty salon from her home in New Eagle. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church and a former member of it's Altar Rosary Society and a former member of the Monongahela AARP. She is survived by her daughter, Andrea Barkey and husband Marty of New Eagle; three grandsons, Chad Barkey and wife Michelle, Craig Barkey and fiance' Nicole Fisher, Corey Barkey; two great grandsons, Andrew Jude and Mitchell Aaron Barkey; two sisters, Prenda Moyer of Washington, Helen Hohn and husband Bob of Cochranton, two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Moyer of Beallsville, Katherine Moyer of Bentleyville; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Sofsky who died December 2, 1985; and five brothers, Anthony, James, Albert, Angelo and Vic Moyer. Friends will be received on Friday, July 27, from 2-4 and 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, July 28, at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza and the Rev. Patrick Barkey, concelebrating. Committal and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Father Leger Memorial Fund, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Dorothea Solomon Orr 03-10-2010 Dorothea F. Solomon Orr, 94, of Orlando, Florida, formerly of Monongahela, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010. She was born February 3, 1916 in Monongahela, a daughter of John and Martha Dahma Solomon, who owned and operated a clothing store next to the Bentley Theater in Monongahela. Dorothea was a graduate of Monongahela High School and went to nursing school in Washington, DC. She was a US Army veteran who served in the Nurse Corps during WW II. She held the rank of first Lt under allied commander General Eisenhower when Hitler bombed London and was on his way to the United States. She was stationed at both New York and Los Angeles Ports of Embarkation. She retired after the USA won and Hitler's army was demolished. Dorothea was also a private duty nurse, working all over the United States. One of her memorable duties, was that of General Pershing's sister, May. She was gifted with a leather bound white Bible in which she inscribed her appreciation for an outstanding nurse. She is survived by her husband of fifty two years, John Orr; brother Samuel and his wife Patricia Solomon of Lawrenceville, sister Louise Scott of Charleroi and twelve nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother George Solomon and her sister May Granato. Private visitation and funeral service was held at the The Frye Funeral Home Inc., with the Rev. John Fierro officiating. Interment followed in Monongahela Cemetery.
Edward J. Soltis 03-07-2013 Edward Jacob Soltis, 93, of New Eagle, died Thursday, March 7, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born February 1, 1920 in Hackett, the son of the late Jacob and Stella Barnes Soltis. Mr. Soltis was a member of True Vine Anglican Church in Monongahela, it's vestry and men's club. He retired from US Steel Irvin Works, where he had worked for over 30 years and was a US Army veteran, having served in WWII. Mr. Soltis loved listening to polka's, watching cowboy movies and was a fan of the Cincinnati Reds. He is survived by his daughter, Judy and her husband Bill Thomas of Monongahela; two granddaughters, Jennifer and husband Frank Somerfield, and Tami Thomas; great granddaughter, Zadryanna Somerfield; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen Anders Soltis and a daughter, Sandy Soltis. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Friends will be received on Friday, March 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 9 at 11:00 AM in True Vine Anglican Church, 700 E. Main Street, Monongahela with the Rev. John Fierro, officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military rights accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to True Vine Anglican Church, P.O. Box 151, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Elizabeth Soltis 09-05-2011 Elizabeth "Liz" Soltis, 88, of Elizabeth, died Monday, September 5, 2011 in her home. She was born August 31, 1923 in New Eagle, the daughter of the late Michael and Lucy Rostcheck Hutchko. Liz was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1941. She was a very active member of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Monongahela and was a member and past president of the Elizabeth Womens Club. She is survived by two sons, Andrew Soltis and his wife Dianne of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, Gerald Soltis, O.D. and his wife Betty of Harmony; daughter, Betsy Seguin and her husband Geoff of Atlanta, Georgia; six grandchildren; two brothers, George Hutchko of Monongahela and Michael Hutchko of New Eagle. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Soltis; granddaughter Katie Soltis; four brothers, John, Charles, Peter and Nicholas Hutchko; and her sister, Julia Sterner. Friends will be received on Thursday, September 8, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A burial service will be held on Friday, September 9, at 10:00 AM in the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church with the Very Rev. George Yatsko officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Family and friends that are attending the burial services are asked to go directly to the church Friday morning. The church doors will be open at 9:00 AM for additional visitations until the services begin. Panachida services will be held on Thursday evening at 7:30PM in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, 508 High Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Helen Sosko 07-24-2010 Helen Sosko, 95, of Monongahela, died Saturday, July 24, 2010 in the Washington County Health Center. She was born January 4, 1915 in Monongahela, the daughter of the late George and Helen Onisko Sosko. Helen was a very active member of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Monongahela. During WW II, she was employed at Shire Oaks rail yard. She retired after numerous years as a manager for Books Shoe Company working in Monongahela, Donora, and Charleroi. She loved to crochet, especially on Tuesdays at the Monongahela Senior Center, work in her vegetable garden and tend to her many flowers. One of her most memorable times was her trip to Europe to meet her sister for the first time. She is survived by two nieces, Mary Toth of Monongahela, Helen and husband Joseph Zak of Texas; and a nephew George and wife Gloria Toth of Monongahela; six great nieces Karen Rullo, Jo Ann Panicucci and Paula Rechichar, all of Monongahela, Susan Rechichar of Pittsburgh, Karen Pettigrew of NC, Pamela Zak, of MD; and four nephews, Joseph and Tom Zak of Texas, David Sosko of CA, Michael Toth of Monongahela; sister-in-law Theresa Sosko of Monongahela. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Charles Sosko, John and wife Clara Sosko, Michael and wife Rosemarie Sosko; two sisters, Mary Cupic and Julia Toth; niece Julia Rechichar and nephew Michael Toth. Friends will be received on Tuesday, July 27 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 28, at 1:00 PM in the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church with the Very Rev. George Yatsko, officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Panachida service will be held at 8:30 PM Tuesday evening in the funeral home.
Edna Lillian Souleret 01-22-2010 Edna Lillian Souleret, 89, of Shiremanstown, formerly of Bentleyville (Somerset Twp.) died Friday, January 22, 2010 at the home of her daughter Judy. She was born on May 22, 1920, in Nottingham Twp., a daughter of James Albert and Pearl Sumney Barr. Mrs. Souleret was a graduate of East Washington High School and Penn Commercial Business College. She worked after her schooling and during World War II, at Hazel Atlas Glass in Washington. After raising her children, she was employed for twenty four years, managing the kitchen at the former Washington Manor, now the Washington Hospital Extended Care Facility. She was a member of the Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church in Eighty Four where she was very active serving on various boards and teaching Sunday school. While her children were younger, she was past president and treasurer of the Somerset Township Elementary School PTA. Mrs. Souleret was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, loved the outdoors, canning and quilting. She is survived by son Larry Souleret and wife Catherine of Whitehall; two daughters Janet Gallagher and husband William of Uniontown, Judy Souleret and husband Charles Dunlevey of Shiremanstown; nine grandchildren: Lara Dickman, Shayne and Mallory Souleret, Christa Sabatula, Trisha Fronczek, triplets Lance Gallagher, Kara Nicklow and Jana Chesler and Elizabeth Dunlevey; five great grandchildren: triplets Emma, Hunter and Hannah Sabatula, Lillian Nicklow and Rivers Dickman; brother Glenn Barr of Eighty Four; three sisters Edith Lindley of Bentleyville, Dorothy Haines of Finleyville and Ann Winkleblech of Eighty Four. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Marcel L. Souleret who died April 11, 1979 and her brother Howard Barr. Friends will be received noon to 4 and 7-9 Sunday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Family and friends attending the funeral are asked to meet at the Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church for funeral services on Monday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Raymond Bruno, officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Souleret's memory to the Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church, 45 Church Road, Eighty Four, PA 15330. A special thank you to Janice Baker for the love and care that she gave to our mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
J. Albert Spence, Jr. 11-14-2011 J. Albert Spence, Jr., of New Eagle died November 14, 2011 in his home. He was born October 6, 1918, the oldest son of Joseph Albert Sr. and Bertha Isaac Spence. On May 31, 1942, he married Rose Popovich Spence who died in 1980. Albert was a World War II veteran serving with the HQ Squadron Fleet Air Wing 2 in the Pacific. He returned home after the war in 1946 and worked at US Steel Clairton Works where he retired after 42 years of service. Albert could do anything he put his mind to. He was a mechanic of the highest caliber being an aviation mechanic during the war and building and working on race cars and personal cars most of his adult life. Albert loved his family, the outdoors and any type of racing. In the 50's and 60's, he was a member of the Pittsburgh Racing Association. Recently, his memberships include: USAC, IMCA, AAA Sprint Car and Midget Race Car organizations, the Cranberry Glade Lake Hunting Club, Carroll American Legion James C. Ford Post 949 and the Mid Mon Valley Shipmates. Albert enjoyed telling a joke and was very fond of all his friends at Lignelli Manor. Surviving are his two sons, J. Albert (Becky) Spence III of Washington, Robert A. (Melanie) Spence of Monongahela; three grandsons, Scott (Imee) Spence of Aiea, HI, Ryan Spence of Monongahela, and James (Kim) Spence of Palatine, IL; great granddaughter, Ashlyn Rose Spence of Palatine, IL; brother, Paul (Fay) Spence of Hudson, Florida; sister, Norma Spence Simmen of New Eagle; brother-in-law, Ted (Beatty) Popovich of Monongahela. In addition to his first wife Rose, he was preceded in death by his second wife, Norma Rocco Spence, sisters, Margaret Spence Lape and Eliza Spence Towner. Friends will be received on Friday, Nov. 18, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Raymond Ursin officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial contributions in Albert's memory may be made to the Mid Mon Valley Shipmates, 906 Thomas Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to the Washington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330. The Mid Mon Valley Shipmates will conduct a Two Bell Ceremony Friday evening at 7:30 PM in the funeral home.
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.
Darla Jean Staff 06-08-2010 Darla Jean Staff, 51, of Belle Vernon, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at her home. She was born October 16, 1958, in Washington, a daughter of the late Anthony Albert and Myra Lee Cullen Sinko. Darla was a graduate of Charleroi High School, class of 1976 and a 1980 graduate of Edinboro University where she majored in social work. She retired after several years from the Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services in Monessen. She was an active member of St. Sebastian's Church and the Red Hat Society, both in Belle Vernon and the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 108 in Monongahela. She enjoyed crafts, ceramics, drawing, reading and loved her cats. She is survived by her son Paul Walk of Clear Spring, Maryland; three sisters Patti and husband Jim Day of Carroll Twp., Christine Bonn of Point Pleasant, N.J., Mary and Barry Anderson of McDonald; six nieces and nephews: Krista Day, Bill Covey, Cortney and Nicholas Bonn, Jr., Kylie and Lindsay Anderson; and her mother-in-law Edna Toe of West Palm Beach, Florida. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Michael Walk, nephew James T. Day II and brother-in-law Nicholas Bonn. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where a blessing service will be held on Saturday at 10:00 AM with the Rev Lawrence Manchas officiating. Interment will be held in Monongahela Cemetery at a later date.
Joseph F. Staffen 09-07-2010 Joseph F.Staffen, 83, of Forward Township, Monongahela, died Tuesday, September 7, 2010. He was born December 8, 1926 in Forward Twp., the son of the late John and Ora Mae Hobaugh Staffen. Joseph was a US Army veteran having served in Italy during WW II. He was a retired crane operator with 36 years of service from J&L Steel in Hazelwood. Joseph was a member of the River Hill Church of Christ and the Sutman Yohe VFW Post 1409 in Black Diamond. He had a love for hunting, fishing and gardening, but his biggest love is his wife Dolores "Babe" Maxymczak Staffen with whom he celebrated 51 years of marriage on June 6, 2010. In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by two sons, Joseph D. and wife Pam Staffen of Lewis Center, Ohio, and Frank Staffen of Monongahela; two grandchildren, Dana and Mark Staffen, both of Lewis Center, Ohio. Joseph completes the family circle as he joins his brothers, John F. Staffen III, James Staffen, and sisters Bertha Staffen, Martha "Dolly" Hamilton and Louise Cain. Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Paul Eisaman and Rev. Lgene Bonnell, co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad.
Mildred Starinsky 03-27-2009 Mildred Collins Starinsky, 82, of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Monongahela, passed away peacefully March 27, 2009 with her family by her side. She was under the care of LifePath Hospice. She was born March 19, 1927 in Monongahela, a daughter of the late William David and Agnes Hahn Collins. Mildred graduated from Monongahela High School, class of 1945 and Robert Morris College. She was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Tampa, Florida. She was past President of the former Jeffersonian Democrat Women’s Club, Beta Sigma Phi and a 60 year member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She worked for the Tax Claim Bureau, the Washington County Commissioners, Davis Industries and Stag Construction. She enjoyed crafts, bingo, and her great love – making homemade candy. She is survived by two daughters, Berenice (Michael) Castellana with whom she made her home, Maureen Starinsky Maher of Monongahela and her beloved Ebony. Her grandchildren Michael Alan (Pamela) Castellana of Brandon, Florida and Malisa Angela (Patrick) Arledge of Tampa, Florida. She was Great Grandma Mimi to Steven Michael and Julia Gayle Castellana of Brandon, Florida; sister, Berenice Collins Pinchalk of New Eagle and three nieces Denise (Ralph) Losey, Teri (Vic) Abdala and Toni Raymond; brother-in-law Paul (Carol) Starinsky of New Port Richey, Florida. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Steven Starinsky who passed away September 20, 1995, a daughter who died in infancy in 1951 and a sister Rita Collins in 1925. Friends will be received on Wednesday 7-9 and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at 10:30 AM in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Mildred’s memory to LifePath Hospice, 12973 N. Telecom Parkway, Suite1100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637. “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us” Helen Keller
Carol D. States 03-27-2012 Carol Darlene States, 67, of Monongahela, (Forward Township), died Tuesday, March 27, 2012 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born October 20, 1944 in New Kensington, the daughter of the late Thomas and Helen Miller Truitt. Carol was a homemaker and loved doing crossword puzzles and word searches. She is survived by two daughters, Tammy Adams and husband Brian of Forward Township, Regina Kerlin of Carroll Township; two sons, Harold States, Jr. of Beechview, Thomas States of Forward Township; three granddaughters, Shannon Adams, Christina Richter, Amber Kerlin; and a brother, Gary Truitt, Sr. and wife Betty of West Kittanning. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Ralph States, Sr. who died December 11, 2002. Services were held at Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora with the Rev. Paul Eisaman officiating. The Frye Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Lois Y. Stech 07-26-2012 Lois Y. Stech, 95, of Monongahela died Thursday, July 26, 2012 in The Grand Residence of Upper St. Clair. She was born July 17, 1917 in Monongahela, the daughter of Clyde and Ada Bonnell Mancha. Mrs. Stech was a retired sales clerk at the former Kirk and Clark in Charleroi with over twenty five years of employment. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monongahela and the Charleroi Women's Club. Mrs. Stech was a wonderful homemaker who thoroughly enjoyed life. She loved to play cards with various card clubs in the area. She is survived by her son, William J. Stech and wife Beverly of Bethel Park; grandsons, William B. Stech and Debbie Tarr, Timothy A. Stech and wife Mary, Jason J. Stech and wife Jennifer; great granddaughters, Abigail, Margaret and Isabelle Stech. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph H. Stech who died May 1, 1992; sisters, Jean Meade, Ruth Smith and brother, Donald Mancha. Friends will be received on Sunday, July 29, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Monday, July 30 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mark Schollaert officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Erika A. Stefan 12-05-2010 Erika Alexandria Stefan,15, of Smithton, died unexpectedly Sunday, December 5, 2010. She was born August 25, 1995 in Winchester, Virginia, the daughter of Jeffrey Thomas and wife Tracy Stefan of Harrisburg and Diana Gamble Stefan and husband Lawrence Orange with whom she resided. Erika was in ninth grade at Yough High School. She enjoyed playing softball on the youth league in Sutersville. She volunteered her time with various community activities. Erika had a smile that would light up a whole room. She was a talented artist, an avid reader and writer, enjoyed making jewelry, had a wonderful sense of humor and was quite optimistic. She was her mother's "sunshine." In addition to her parents and step parents, she is survived by three half sisters, Sarah Ruth, Chloe and Ella Stefan of Harrisburg; maternal grandmother Mary Streyle Gamble of Monongahela and her paternal grandparents Thomas and Dorothy Soltis Stefan of Belle Vernon; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. She was preceded in death by a sister Lauren Stefan who died in infancy and her paternal grandfather Alexander Gamble. Friends will be received on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM at the Valley Inn Social Center, Monongahela. There will be NO visitations on Friday prior to the funeral service. Everyone will meet at the Valley Inn Social Center, Orchard Lane and Snyder Avenue, (Carroll Twp.), Monongahela.
Elizabeth Ann Stein 01-15-2010 Elizabeth Ann Stein, 77, of Washington, died unexpectedly Friday, January, 15, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona. She was born September 22, 1932, in Gary, Indiana, a daughter of the late Margaret C. Anderson and William Machin. Ann grew up in Ginger Hill and was a graduate of Monongahela High School. She was an accomplished Barrel Racer, having owned, trained and ridden several horses to numerous wins in the Futurity and Rodeo Arena throughout the United States. One special win for her was the 1975 AQHA World Champion Jr. Barrel Racing Horse title. She was a Gold Card member of the Women's Professional Rodeo Association. On March 22, 1957, she married Marty Stein who survives. Also surviving are a son John (Tami) Stein and a daughter Susie (Dick) Irey, three grandsons Cody, Austin, and Tyler Stein and one great grandson Will. Ann was the last of her immediate family. A memorial service will be held and announced at a later time. At her request there will be a private burial in Monongahela Cemetery. The Frye Funeral Home Inc., Monongahela is in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Jane Stoffel Certelli 01-06-2012 Mary Jane Stoffel Certelli, 90, of Coraopolis, formerly of West Elizabeth died Friday, January 6, 2012 in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born September 21,1921 in Charleroi, the daughter of Irwin and Phoebe Davis Weight. Mary Jane graduated from Monongahela High School. She worked at Christy Park during WWII and retired after 15 years of employment at Bargain Corner in Elizabeth. She had resided in West Elizabeth for forty years. She loved her family, travel, bingo and winning at the casino. She is survived by her son, William C. Stoffel of Jefferson Hills; daughter, Luana G. (Dennis) Sevick of Moon Township; step daughter, Tressa (George) DelliSanti of Tobyhanna; grandchildren, William C. (Lori) Stoffel Jr., Brett Stoffel, Denise (Brian) Sevick Bortree, Jennifer (Dirk) Sevick Kiesewetter, Autumn (David) Sevick Bupp, Joshua (Leigh) Sevick, Mary (Chaz) Sevick Pardue; eight step grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; many loved step great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William O. Stoffel, her second husband, Frank Certelli; daughter-in-law, Barbara Stoffel; step son and step daughter-in-law, Eugene and Shirley Certelli; brothers, Ernest and Frank Weight. Friends will be received on Sunday, January 8, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Monday, January 9, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Larry Walker officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
John D. Strahosky 03-13-2010 John D. Strahosky, 91, of Charleroi, (Carroll Twp.), died Saturday, March 13, 2010 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born March 3, 1919, in Donora, a son of Theodore and Anna Dugan Strahosky. Mr. Strahosky started his career at US Steel Donora Zinc Works until its closing. He then worked on Titan missiles for the US Government in Rapid City, South Dakota. He returned to the area and was employed as an electrician at US Steel Irvin Works until his retirement in 1981. While working at the steel mill, he owned and operated Johnny's Drive-In in Finleyville in the early 1950's. It was the first "custard" ice cream shop between Uniontown and Pittsburgh. He was a member of St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church in Donora. A US Army, WW II veteran with the 703rd Tank Destroyer Battalion (3rd Armor "Spearhead" Division), serving in the Normandy, Ardennes and Rhineland Campaigns. He was an avid photographer and was his company's unofficial photographer during the war. Mr. Strahosky was blessed with a long and good quality of life. He is survived by his son Thomas Strahosky of Charleroi; daughter Rosemary and husband Allen Suchko of Martinez, Georgia; grandson Michael Suchko of Houston, Texas; granddaughter Stacy and husband Ben Tanner of Grovetown, Georgia; great grandson Logan Tanner; two sisters Mary Sudor and Helen George, both of Hershey; many nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Gizella "Isabel" Thomas Strahosky who died Sept. 26, 2004; his son John J. Strahosky who died January 12, 1999; three sisters Sophia Artley, Olga Slebodnik, and Margaret Zewe and his brother William Strahosky. Friends will be received on Sunday 7-9 PM and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Stephen Wahal officiating. Committal services and entombment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the chapel by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 135 South College Street, Washington, PA 15301.
Ada Gay Streets 02-07-2009 Ada Gay Streets 81, of Belle Vernon, (Rostraver Twp.), died February 7, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born July 1, 1927, in Philippi, West Virginia, a daughter of Harrison Bradford and Perlina Mitchell Shaffer. Mrs. Streets spent her life caring for her family. She was a member of the Bunola Nazarene Church. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, playing cards and working in her vegetable and flower gardens. She was a very giving person and will be sadly missed by her family. She is survived by eleven children: Shirley Stout of West Newton, Helen and husband Harvey Noel of Trafford, Earl Streets of Irwin, Virginia and husband Thomas Troy of Brownsville, Bradford Streets of Belle Vernon, Eugene and wife Monica Streets of West Newton, Edith Bainbridge of Herminie, Michael and wife Kathy Streets of Belle Vernon, Caroline and husband Mark Schneider of West Newton, Judith and husband William Haney of West Newton, Diana and husband Dale Barkefelt of Jeannette, 43 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren; four brothers: Raymond and wife Carol Shaffer of Clairton, Charles and wife Zona Shaffer of Bunola, William and wife Mary Shaffer of Ohio, Harrison Shaffer of Bunola. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Earl Allen Streets. Friends will be received on Monday 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Ron Doran officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth.
Juanita J. Subasick 05-06-2009 Juanita Joyce Subasick, 68 of New Eagle and Monongahela (Forward Twp.), died Wednesday, May 06, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born August 23, 1940 in New Eagle, a daughter of Charles and Mildred Smail Rice. Mrs. Subasick retired from Pro Cleaners in McMurray. She enjoyed spending her time doing jigsaw puzzles and playing the slot machines in Wheeling, West Virginia. She is survived by her husband Carl T. Subasick with whom she celebrated 48 years of marriage on August 20, 2008; two daughters Barb and her husband Frank Werner of Monongahela and Audra and her husband Randy Bobbs of Greenock; four grandchildren: Frankie and Samantha Werner, and Joshua and Jesse Bobbs; two brothers Jim and his wife Helen Rice, Sam and his wife Belinda Rice and three sisters Arbutis "Sis" Himich, Ruth Ann and her husband Bo Gregg and Alice Burgan, all of New Eagle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Charles "Jr." Rice. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Bruce Moses officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Monongahela. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Riverview Baptist Church in New Eagle.
Mark David Surace 01-19-2013 Mark David Surace, 53, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Saturday, January 19, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born January 28, 1959 in New Eagle, the son of Marie Gamble Surace who survives and resides in New Eagle and the late Paul Surace who died February 25, 2001. Mark was a Ringgold High School graduate, class of 1977. He owned and operated Surace Construction Incorporated for over thirty years. He also owned Mark Surace and Associates, which he served as a construction expert in arbitration proceedings. Mark was certified in the state of Pennsylvania by the Department of Labor and Industry as a residential/plumbing inspector, and also by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a Renovations, Repair and Painting Inspector. For several years, he was chairman of the Carroll Township Uniform Construction Code Zoning Appeals Board and was past president of Southwest Constructions Inc. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Valley Inn Sportsmen Club. Mark was a man about town who touched many people. He was a hard working man who lived his life to the fullest. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his companion, Patricia Karczewski of Export; sister, Teresa Surace McGrew and husband Thomas of Bethel Park; brother, Paul A. Surace of Bethel Park; neice, Jennifer Boyle and husband Kevin; two nephews, Paul Michael Surace and Ryan James Surace; two great nephews, Landon James Boyle and Ryan Shannon Surace; two special girls, his Goddaughter, Amara Francesca Behanna and her sister Olivia DeRose Behanna; and many wonderful friends. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Edward James Surace. Friends will be received on Monday, January 21, 2013 from 7-9 PM and Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Elder Richard Scaglione officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 707 Grant Street, Suite 3700, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Joseph Francis Sutherland 09-25-2011 Joseph Francis Sutherland, 83 of Gibsonia, formerly of Monongahela, died Sunday, September 25, 2011 at the St. Barnabas Nursing Home in Gibsonia. He was born October 10, 1927 in Monessen, a son of the late Joseph and Florence Schuller Sutherland. Mr. Sutherland was a 1947 graduate of Monongahela High School and had attended West Virginia University. He was a US Navy veteran serving during WW II from 1945 to 1947. He was employed at US Steel, Irvin Works as an electronics repairman, retiring in 1989 after 38 years of service. He was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (formerly Transfiguration Church) in Monongahela. Mr. Sutherland loved to fish and travel. He is survived by three children, Maria Kowalski and her husband Steve of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, Amy Roscoe and her husband Tim of Cranberry Twp., and Joe Sutherland and his wife Janet of San Jose, CA; two grandchildren, Susie Roscoe and Joey Sutherland; sister, Phyllis Koehler and her husband Hoby of Mt. Pleasant and brother, Clyde Sutherland and his wife Betty of Monongahela; many nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret "Peggy" Cantini Sutherland, whom he married on May 21, 1960. Friends will be received on Wednesday, September 28, from 6-8 PM and Thursday, September 29, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church, on Friday, September 30, at 10:00 AM with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and entombment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, 5850 Meridian Road, Gibsonia, PA, 15044.
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.
Charles "Barry" Swoger 02-08-2011 Charles "Barry" Swoger, 63, of Centerville, formerly of New Eagle, died Tuesday, February 8, 2011 in The Washington Hospital. He was born May 28, 1947 in Monongahela, the son of Charles "Feathers" and Olga Herilla Swoger. Barry attended Monongahela High School and was a US Army veteran during the Vietnam War. He was employed at the former Jeanette Glass and then became an independent truck driver. He was a member of the former St. Clement Church in Bentleyville, Quite the outdoorsman, Barry enjoyed camping, boating, turtling, hunting, fishing and Harley's. He is survived by his son, Charles S. Swoger with whom he made his home; niece, Debra Puskarich; aunt, Eva Kuchar and uncle, Mike Herilla, all of Bentleyville; great nieces, great nephews and cousins also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Raymond A. Swoger and niece Lori A. Nicewonger. Friends will be received at the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela on Saturday, February 12, from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM, the time of service with the Rev. Andy Scott officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
John "Mike" Taddeo 07-30-2010 John "Mike" Taddeo, 81, of Monongahela, died Friday, July 30, 2010 in his home. He was born December 5, 1928 in Monongahela, the son of Caesar and Clara Naddeo Taddeo. Mike was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1946. He was employed at US Steel Donora Works until its closing and retired from US Steel Homestead Works for a total of 39 years of employment. He was a US Army Airforce veteran, a member of the Sutman Yohe VFW Post 1409 in Black Diamond and the Victory Hill Social Center. Mike enjoyed spending his time with his family and woodworking. Survivors include his wife Elaine "Toots" Mucci Taddeo with whom he celebrated 59 years of marriage on November 18, 2009; son Dan Taddeo at home; daughter Jan and husband Kevin Ingram of Monongahela; four grandchildren: Travis and Lena Taddeo, Zach and Colton Ingram; sister Fran and husband Don VanKirk of Finleyville; brother Hank and wife Ang Taddeo of Monongahela; uncle Patsy Naddeo of Ellsworth; loving friends Ferp and Max; several brothers-in-laws, sisters-in-laws and numerous nieces and nephews survive. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister Virginia Plinta. Friends will be received Monday 7-9 PM and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with Rev. James B. Bailey officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the grave by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Mary Talbert 04-07-2009 Mary Talbert, 92, of Monongahela (Carroll Twp.), passed away on April 7, 2009 at her son's home in California, Pennsylvania. Mary was the daughter of Raymond Turic (Jeremija Hutyriak) and Elizabeth (Pelagia Kohut) Turic. Mary was born on Easter Sunday, April 23, 1916, in Kelly Hollow, Forward Twp. She was married on June 10, 1940 to Arch Talbert. They were married for over 63 years until Arch's death on October 3, 2003. When Arch enlisted in the Navy during World War II, Mary went to work as a governess for the three Campbell children in Fox Chapel. Following the war, Arch and Mary bought a thirty acre apple orchard in Carroll Twp. that they called home for the next sixty years. Mary was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monongahela where she was a member of its Philathea Sunday school class and was a former deaconess. She was also a member of the Monongahela Historical Society, the Red Hats and the former Monongahela AARP. She was a care giver for her brother-in-law, the Rev. Charles C. Colas and enjoyed sewing, gardening and flowers. She is survived by her son Charles Talbert of California, her daughter Gayle Wilkinson and husband Robert of Midothian, Virginia; two granddaughters Leslie Jane Wilkinson of Los Angeles, California and Elaine Keyser and husband Joshua of Miami, Florida; brother Eugene Turic and wife Bella of Monongahela; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers John, Wasel, Michael, Nick and Harry Turic and four sisters Antoinette Turic, Anne Smith, Agnes Frye and Rose Macik. Friends will be received on Friday 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Mark Schollaert officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 601 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to the Monongahela Historical Society, P.O. Box 152, Monongahela, PA 15063.
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.
John "Hap" Tarabrella 01-31-2010 John J. "Hap" Tarabrella, 90, of Monongahela (Riverhill), died Sunday, January 31, 2010, in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia. He was born March 2, 1919 in Fairchance, a son of the late Carl and Pearl Hendricks Tarabrella. John was a member of St. Anthony's Church in Monongahela where he was a lay minister and a member of the Holy Name Society. He was a veteran having served in the US Army Airforce during WWII. He retired after 20 years with Patterson Supply in Monongahela, and had also retired from the former Fox Grocery with over 20 years of employment. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Edwin Kaczmereck Council #2600. In his youth he was active in basketball, baseball and soccer, which he played well into his 40's. He enjoyed working in his vegetable garden and bowling. He is survived by two sons, Thomas Tarabrella and his wife Nancy McGinness, of Derwood, Maryland and Mark Tarabrella, of Carnegie, a daughter, Linda Tarabrella of Hammondsport, New York, brother, Paul Tarabrella and his wife Julie of Monongahela, sister-in-law, Mary Tarabrella of Charleroi, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Ann Kossar Tarabrella, on May 16, 1991, his second wife, Armeda Necciai Tarabrella, on July 8, 2006, and a brother, William Tarabrella. Friends will be received 4-9 PM Wednesday in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday at 10:00AM in St. Anthony's Church, with the Rev. Joseph Oppong as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military rights accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Anthony's Church Food Bank, 225 Park Ave., Monongahela, PA 15063.
Anna Marie Taylor 04-03-2012 Anna Marie Taylor, 82, of Monongahela, formerly of Jefferson Hills, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012 in Cedars Community Hospice, Monroeville. She was born May 9, 1929 in Jefferson Hills, the daughter of the late Jacob and Susanna Ballas Bendel. Mrs. Taylor was a member of Jefferson United Presbyterian Church in Jefferson Hills. A hobby that kept her busy was researching the geneology of her family and planning family reunions. She loved taking care of her family and enjoyed canning vegetables, fruits and jams. She is survived by seven children, Dan Taylor of Jefferson Borough, Les Taylor, Christine and her husband Michael Barber, all of Oregon, Tim and his wife Robin Taylor of Florida, Jeff "JD" and his wife Karen Taylor of Monessen, Duane and his wife Jeanie Taylor of Eighty Four, Bill "BJ" and his wife Chrissy Taylor of Carroll Twp.; twelve grandchildren; two great grandchildren; four sisters, Ellinora Custer of Jefferson Hills, Susanna Jenkins of Elizabeth, Olyce and her husband Frank Elliott of South Carolina, Lucille and her husband Ernest Dusi of Etter; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Donald Taylor, brothers, Jacob, Charles, and David Bendel; sisters, Margaret Vidil and Mabel Hamilton. Friends will be received on Friday, April 6, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 7, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Jake Clawson officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Methodist Cemetery, Jefferson Hills.
Junior Lee Taylor 03-14-2010 Private services were held for Junior Lee Taylor, 83, of Monongahela, formerly of Forward Township, who died Sunday, March 14, 2010 in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born January 1, 1927, in Pulaski, Virginia, a son of Estel and Sarah Wright Taylor. Mr. Taylor was formerly employed by Grief Brothers in New Eagle and Liggett Spring and Axle Company in East Monongahela. He retired from Bailey's Janitorial Service in Donora. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during WW II. He enjoyed the Pirates, talking politics and feeding the ducks at Monongahela's aquatorium. He is survived by three sons Larry and wife Ida Mae Taylor of New Eagle, Chris and wife Marilynn Taylor of Finleyville, Kelly and wife Cathy Taylor of Monessen; four grandchildren: Kim Honsaker, Lee Taylor, Gregory Cunningham and Candice Taylor; three great grandchildren: Lauren and Justin Taylor and Kaeley Honsaker; brother Clarence Taylor of Pulaski, Virginia; five sisters Lucille Thomas of Pulaski, Virginia, Hazel Walker of Troutvill, Virginia, Sadie Walker of Beckley, West Virginia, Mary Hall of Dover, Delaware and Betty Friddle of Reidville, North Carolina. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Bessie Jones Taylor who died July 28, 2002 and two brothers Garnet and Ernest Taylor. The family suggests memorial contributions in Mr. Taylor's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society of Washington County, 135 South College Street, Washington, PA 15301. The Frye Funeral Home Inc., was in charge of the arrangements.
Clyde G. Tempest 02-05-2012 The Honorable Clyde G. Tempest, 88, of Monongahela, died Sunday, February 5, 2012 in Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born June 14, 1923 in Monongahela, son of the late Clyde Reuben and Elizabeth Shuttleworth Tempest and was married to the late Hannah Margaret (Peg) Lightner Tempest. Clyde was a 1941 graduate of Monongahela High School and a 1950 graduate of Washington and Jefferson College with a B.A. in Economics. He graduated in 1952 from Dickinson School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1968 from Dickinson. He served his country in WWII from 1944 to 1946 as a member of the United States Army. He was a radio repairman and was discharged as a Sergeant from the 87th Division, 345th Inf. Battalion, Headquarters Company that served in France, Germany (Battle of the Bulge), Belgium and Luxemburg. As a private practice attorney, Clyde was admitted to practice before Court of Common Pleas of Washington County, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, District Court of the United States for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the United States Supreme Court. He was in private practice from 1953 to 1958, in a partnership with Judge Paul A. Simmons from 1958 to 1971, and in a partnership with Oliver Hormell, Judge Simmons, Herman Bigi and Keith Melenyzer from 1971 to 1973. Clyde returned to private practice from 1973 until 1991. He served for 12 years as the District Justice (Magistrate) for Monongahela, Donora, New Eagle, and Carroll Township from 1970 to 1982. In 1991, Clyde was appointed to the bench as Judge, Court of Common Pleas Washington County, Pennsylvania. Clyde also served as Solicitor for the City of Monongahela, the Borough of Finleyville and for the New Eagle Sewage Authority. Professionally, Clyde was a member and past President of the Washington County Bar Association, member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Ethics Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and past Chairman and member of the Washington County Attorney's Board of Review. He was also a member and past President of the Monongahela Chapter of Rotary International and of Lions International. Additionally, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars (Judge Advocate) and the American Legion, Board of Directors for Monongahela Country Club, Board of Directors of Pittsburgh National Bank, past President and member of Monongahela Neighborhood Boy's Club and a member of the B.P.O. Elks. Clyde was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Monongahela, having served as Elder, Trustee and President of Trustees. Survivors include his loving sons, Douglas T. Tempest and wife Susan of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Donald L. Tempest and wife Susan of Kingsland, GA; grandchildren: Deborah L. Tempest Gordon of Kingsland, GA, Donald L. Tempest Jr. of Green Cove Springs, FL, Jacob R. Tempest of St. Marys, GA, Kelly L. Tempest of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Daniel T. Tempest of Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; great-grandchildren Samantha D. Crosby, Steven T. (Tye) Crosby, Jessie K. Gordon and Sophia L. Tempest. Clyde was preceded in death by his beloved wife Hannah Margaret (Peg) Lightner Tempest (11/12/01), his eldest son, Clyde LeRoy (Lee) Tempest (7/10/11) and his sister Helen Tempest Tomayko (2/2/08). Friends will be received on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the FRYE FUNERAL HOME INC., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Monongahela with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial gifts may be made to The First Presbyterian Church, 609 Chess Street, Monongahela, Pa 15063.
Joseph Tessi 11-24-2008 Joseph Tessi 78, of Monongahela, (Victory Hill), died November 24, 2008 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born March 3, 1930, in New Eagle, a son of the late Anthony and Evelyn Montana Tessi. Mr. Tessi was a US Marine Corps veteran serving during the Korean War. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and was employed at Irwins Dairy in Ginger Hill. He later retired from the West Elizabeth Lumber Company. One of his greatest passions was his love of animals. He is survived by two daughters Tammy Tessi of Belle Vernon, Jill Sperry and husband James of Monongahela, son Joseph D. Tessi of McKeesport; sister Amber Morelli of New Eagle. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Arlene Tessi. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 10-11 AM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held at 11:00 AM with Rev. Jeff Edwards officiating. Interment will take place in Monongahela Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in Mr. Tessi's memory may be made to Washington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330.
Nick Thomas 05-24-2012 Nick Thomas, 56, of Monongahela, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 24, 2012 after a valiant battle with liver cancer. He was born May 4, 1956 in New Eagle, the son of Fay Tomer Thomas of Monongahela and the late Kenneth Thomas. Nick was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1975. He was formerly employed at Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela until it's closing and years later as a route auditor for Waste Management in Donora. He was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (Transfiguration Church) in Monongahela. Nick had a passion for antique restoration and carpentry. He loved spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing and antiquing. Beloved husband of Lorie Wentz Thomas with whom he celebrated thirty four years of marriage on April 29, 2012 ; three daughters and a son, Terri Lynne Pierce and husband Philip of Clarksville, TN, Nicole Witt and husband Steven of Monongahela, Grant Thomas of Donora, Auralyn Thomas and boyfriend Adam Kimokeo-Mitomi of Monongahela; doting "poppy" of six grandchildren, Colton Thomas, Amelia Witt, Angel Thomas, Noah Witt, Cayden Stanfield and Emily Pierce; brother of Terrie Steiner and husband Jim of Monongahela, Kenni Kent and husband Dave of Chesapeake, VA, Tammy Hough and husband John of Landisburg; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews also survive. Friends will be received on Sunday, May 27, from 7-9 PM and Monday, May 28, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Tuesday, May 29, at 10:00 AM with the Rev. William Terza officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. The family suggests contributions in Nick's memory be made to Family House, 233 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 400 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 524, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.
Paul Thorp 09-16-2010 Paul Raymond Thorp, 79, of Monongahela, died Thursday, September 16, 2010. He was born December 10, 1930 in New Eagle, the son of Emma Thorp. Mr. Thorp was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela and a Korean War veteran, having served in the US Navy. He retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel in Allenport. After retirement, he was employed for twelve years by the Ringgold school district as a bus driver. In his spare time, he enjoyed tinkering around the house. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, especially sharing his interest of trains with his grandson, Dane. He is survived by his wife Dolores BayeThorp with whom he celebrated 57 years of marriage on April 6, 2010; two daughters, Becky and husband Dan Bartkus of Carroll Twp. and Sandy Thorp of Burgettstown; three grandchildren, Danielle, Brittany and Dane Bartkus; sister-in-law, Leona and husband John Petach and several nieces and nephews. A mass of Christian burial was held today at Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Interment followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. The Frye Funeral Home Inc., was in charge of the arrangements.
Christine Timko Deutsch 01-14-2013 Christine "Chrissy" (Timko) Deutsch, 47, of Monongahela passed away, Monday, January 14, 2013. She was born September 20, 1965 in Monongahela to Daniel and Donna (Bertolina) Timko, who survive and reside in Monongahela. She is survived by her loving husband, Douglas Deutsch of 19 years, whom was by her side throughout her illness. Christine was a lifelong member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Monongahela and held positions of board secretary, vice president of the Ladies Guild, recording secretary for the Sr. ACRY Chapter #28 and Sunshine Lady. Christine worked as the office manager for Dr. Steven Wohar Chiropractic Office from 2000 to 2010, where she enjoyed interacting with patients and the relationships that she made there. She was the Administrative Assistant at Park Shared Health from 1985 to 1998. In the early 1980's, she worked three years as a cook at Camp Nazareth Orthodox Youth Camp in Mercer. She also worked at Mr. Donut, for Dr. Mike Danoff and for Attorney Jim Haines in Monongahela. Christine was named top typist in Pennsylvania in 1985 amongst business school students. She was also named "Miss American Carpatho Russian Youth" in 1983. She was very proud of helping design the St. Nicholas 100th Anniversary booklet for her church. Christine attended Williams Elementary School and graduated in 1983 from Ringgold High School with high honors. She attended Douglas School of Business in Monessen from 1983 to 1985 and earned a degree in secretarial science. Chrissy is known for her loveable personality, vibrant smile and laugh as well as her stylish outfits. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and devoting time to her church. She also liked shopping on QVC and HSN and listening to 80's music. She was a partner in help with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. In addition to her parents and husband, she is survived by her sister, Lisa (Ted) Caramela of Fallowfield Township and brother, Daniel J.(Rachel) Timko II of Alexandria, Virginia; cousins, Ronald and Jeffrey Santello, David Cook, Traci Besant, Robert, Ronald and Roger Bertolina; nieces, Kaitlyn Caramela (Godchild), Laci and Ava (Godchild) Timko, Karly and Kacee (Godchild) Deutsch; nephew, Daniel J. Timko III; Godchild, Sarah Hetzler; aunts, Betty (Ron) Santello, Norma (Paul) Timko; uncle, Ronald (Theresa) Bartolina; father and mother-in-law, James and Barbara (Semancik) Deutsch of Allenport; brothers-in-law, James (Vicki) Deutsch of Munhall, Eric (Michelle) Deutsch of Rostraver Township; sister-in-law, Melanie (Jason) Lochner of New Stanton. A special thank you to family and friends for the prayers, cards, flowers, gifts, and visiting Chrissy while she was ill. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 7-9 pm and Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-9 pm in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A blessing service will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 9:15 am followed by the funeral service at 10 am in St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 6th and Marne Streets, Monongahela, with the Very Rev. Edward Pehanich officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. A panachida service will be held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 pm in the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 6th and Marne Ave. Monongahela, PA 15063 or to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15243.
Edith Tirpak 01-29-2011 Edith Albisetti Tirpak, 94, of Monongahela, formerly of New Eagle, died Saturday, January 29, 2011 in Four Oaks Personal Care Home, Monongahela. She was born December 1, 1916 in Duluth, MN, the daughter of Gildo and Margherita Chiotti Albisetti. Her family fondly remembers her as a loving mother and expert cook. She also loved swimming and playing cards. Many people in the community enjoyed her performances in the Senior Showboat. One of her greatest moments was winning two gold medals at the Senior Olympics. She was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. George, her husband of 59 years and favorite dance partner, preceded her in death on May 11, 1999. Edith leaves behind her five children: Eddie Tirpak of New Eagle, Carol and husband Richard Campbell of Monongahela, Janet and husband Harry Pakish of Chesterton, IN, John Tirpak of New Eagle, Diane E. and husband Terry L. Lemley of West Newton; four grandchildren: Rebecca Crum, Jennifer Pakish, Shawn Tirpak and Heather Brown; six great grandchildren. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff at Four Oaks and the nurses at Gateway Hospice who cared for mom in her final days. Friends will be received on Monday, January 31, from 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Additional visitations on Tuesday, February 1 from 9:00 AM until the mass of Christian burial at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery Monongahela. Memorial contributions may be made to Transfiguration Church, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Juliana Todd 04-09-2013 Juliana Todd, 90, of Donora, formerly of Finleyville, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Kenric Manor. She was born March 6, 1923 in Elrama, the daughter of the late Vincent and Dora Burkhart Ellsworth. In her younger years, Mrs. Todd was a taxi cab driver in Virginia Beach, Virginia. As male enlistment during WW II left gaping holes in the labor force, Mrs. Todd joined other American women as "Rosie the Riveter's" in the munitions industry working at Martin's Airplane Factory in Baltimore, Maryland. During the early 70's, she and her husband Fred, worked with the Royal Crusaders, (a drum and bugle corps) in Finleyville, assisting with equipment and uniforms. She was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Elrama. Mrs. Todd was a hard worker and enjoyed traveling and painting. She is survived by her husband Frederick William Todd with whom she celebrated 66 years of marriage on May 2, 2012; son, Harry and his wife Patricia Todd of Las Vegas, NV; daughter, Deborah and her husband Thomas Simmons of Confluence; son, David Todd of Charleroi; son, Michael and his wife Becky Todd of Monongahela; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and a brother, Conrad "Boy" and his wife Shirley Ellsworth of Baltimore, MD. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Raymond Ellsworth; a sister, Margaret "Babe" Biddison; and a daughter-in-law, Amelia. Friends will be received on Friday, April 12, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM with Chaplain Jeff Riker officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.
Frederick W. Todd 06-08-2013 Frederick William Todd, 93, of Finleyville, died Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Thorpe's New Dawn Personal Care Home, Charleroi. He was born May 29, 1920 in Elrama, the son of James Bryan and Eliza Bickerton Todd. Mr. Todd was a World War II veteran, having served in the US Army. During the early 70's, he was a quartermaster with the Royal Crusaders, (a drum and bugle corps) in Finleyville, assisting with equipment and uniforms. He retired from US Steel, Clairton Works after 42 years of employment. Mr. Todd was a lifetime member of the Elrama Volunteer Fire Department and enjoyed spending his time doing yard work. He is survived by his son, Harry and wife Patricia Todd of Las Vegas, Nevada; daughter, Deborah and husband Thomas Simmons of Confluence; son, David Todd of Charleroi; son, Michael and wife Becky Todd of Monongahela; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Juliana Ellsworth Todd who died April 9, 2013; a brother, Harry Todd; and a daughter-in-law, Amelia Todd. Friends will be received on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held at 1:00 PM with the Chaplain Jennifer Dill officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.
Marilyn Joyce Tokar 01-10-2012 Marilyn Joyce Tokar, 77, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, January 10, 2012 in her home. She was born November 20, 1934 in North Charleroi, the daughter of John and Julia Woytovich Lutes. Marilyn was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1952. She was formerly employed at the Irvin Works in Dravosburg until 1960. She was a member of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Charleroi. Marilyn enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, especially to Atlantic City, Wheeling and Las Vegas and liked to play/work on her computer. She is survived by two daughters, Michele Sutton of Glenville, West Virginia, Marcy Arena of Naples, Florida; two granddaughters, Abigail and Sabra Sutton; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward H. Tokar who died Dec. 1, 2006 and her brother, Donald Lutes. Friends will be received on Friday, January 13, from 2-4 and 7- 9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 14, at 10:00 AM in Holy Trinity Orthodox Church with the Rev. Gregory Peterson as celebrant. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Panachida services will be held Friday evening at 7:00 PM in the funeral home.
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.
Cantita "Connie Toninec 02-15-2012 Cantita "Connie" Toninec, 90, of South Park, formerly of Donora, died Wednesday, February 15, 2012 in St. Clair Hospital. She was born July 2, 1921 in Monongahela, the daughter of the late Frank and Dominica Pinco Belli. Mrs. Toninec was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1940. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (Transfiguration Church) and a former member of the Donora Senior Citizens Center. Mrs. Toninec enjoyed spending her time to cooking and cleaning. For the past ten years, she was a resident at Mt. Vernon of South Park. She is survived by her sister, Mary Ann Pascoe of Monongahela; nephews, Glenn and wife Marion Venturini of Wallingford, Dale and wife Judy Venturini of Hatfield, Frank and wife Mary Carol Pascoe of Tarpon Springs, FL, Jeffrey and wife Mary Lou Pascoe of South Fayette Twp., niece, Andrea Pascoe Conteen and husband James of South Park, and fourteen great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, George Toninec who died July 5, 1989, sister, Anne Venturini, brother, Andrew Belli, and a niece, Margaret Pascoe. Friends will be received on Saturday, February 18,from 8:30-9:30 AM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will follow at 10:00 AM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela PA 15063
Mary Toth 03-31-2012 Mary Toth, 85, of Monongahela, died Saturday, March 31, 2012 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born June 1, 1926 in Monongahela, the daughter of Paul and Julia Sosko Toth. Mary retired from US Steel, Southside of Pittsburgh after numerous years as a secretary. She was a member of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Monongahela where she was very active. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved to feed and watch the birds and other animal life from her porch or just sitting inside her home and looking out. She enjoyed being outdoors and planting flowers and vegetable gardening. Many years ago, she also enjoyed playing bingo. Mary is survived by her sister, Helen and husband Joseph Zak of Port Neches, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Julia Rechichar and brothers, George and Michael Toth. Friends will be received on Monday, April 2, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 3, at 11:00 AM in the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church with Very Rev. George Yatsko as celebrant. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Panachida services will be held on Monday evening at 7:30 pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made in Mary's memory to Special Olympics, c/o 144 Cummins Avenue, Houston, PA 15342.
James H. Trail 12-24-2009 James Herman Trail, 80, of Finleyville, (Nottingham Twp.), died Thursday, December 24, 2009, in the Haven Crest Nursing Home, Carroll Twp., surrounded by the love of his family. He was born February 22, 1929 in Green Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, a son of the late Ira Fred and Viola Mae Snyder Trail. Mr. Trail was a US Army veteran having served during the Korean War. He was a member of the former Friends In Jesus Church in Washington and was retired from the Henderson Gear Corporation in Venetia. A talented musician, singer and a devout Christian, he was a former member of various bands and gospel groups. In the 1960's and 70's, he was a member of the "Try Jesus" group and from 1994-97 a member of the "Second Chance" gospel group. In his spare time he enjoyed working with wood. He was a loving husband, a precious father, and was very proud to serve his country. He is survived by his wife, Elsie McDonald Trail, with whom he celebrated 55 years of marriage on July 4, 2009; two daughters and two sons: Paula Maley-Hodor and her husband Edward, of Eighty Four, James L. Trail of New Eagle, Sherry Trail, and Mark Trail, both of Finleyville; ten grandchildren, Mychelle and her husband John Crea, Dennis Maley, Jr., James Trail, Jr., Jake Trail, Kim Trail, Crystal Mazur, Tiffany Mazur, Joseph Mazur, Jr., Jamie Mazur, and Allan Matthew Trail; four great grandchildren, Noelle Eden Navarra, Alina Mazur, Joseph Mazur, II, and Jason Stevens, Jr.; three brothers Dempsey Trail of Elizabeth, Orville Trail of Clairton, Denver Jack Trail of Pricedale; many sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws and nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ira Trail, Jr., and Howard J. Trail, and a sister, Irma Davis. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 8:45 AM with the Rev. Edward Hodor officiating. Interment will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, with full military honors accorded. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Trail's memory to the Frye Funeral Home Inc.
Henry "Albert" Trumpie 11-26-2011 Henry "Albert" Trumpie, 88, of Monongahela, (Forward Township), died Saturday, November 26, 2011 in his home. He was born April 3, 1923 in Bunola, the son of Frederick and Agnes Leona Wilson Trumpie. Mr. Trumpie retired from Wolf Run Road Coal Company in McKeesport and was a member of the Bunola Nazarene Church. He enjoyed bowling with the Money Runners League at the Playmore Bowl in West Mifflin. He was a fantastic father, grandfather and great grandfather who loved telling stories about his life experiences. Mr. Trumpie was an excellent mechanic who liked to repair lawn mowers and clocks. He loved woodworking, singing, yodeling and practical jokes. He is survived by four sons and two daughters, Henrietta and husband Ronnie Stange of Zion, Illinois, Bruce A. Trumpie with whom he made his home, Paul J. and wife Pat Trumpie of New Eagle, Brett and wife Carol Trumpie of Buena Vista, Brad and wife Cheryl Trumpie of Elizabeth, Denise and husband Scott Charles of Westmoreland City; daughter-in-law, Renee Trumpie of Bunola; nineteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; brother, Herb Trumpie of Monongahela; numerous nices and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Etta Pearl Sapp Trumpie who died March 14, 1996, his son, Robert L. Trumpie who died in 2010 and ten brothers and sisters. Friends will be received on Wednesday, November 30, from 2- 4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 1, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Ronald Doran officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth.
Barbara Marie Turko 06-05-2013 Barbara Marie Turko, 70, of Finleyville, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pittsburgh. She was born June 19, 1942 in New Eagle, the daughter of William and Stella Barkey Hillman. Barbara was retired from Bell Telephone, first working in Charleroi as a switchboard operator and then transferring to Warren, retiring as a manager. She was a former member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. Barbara loved to spend time outside working with her flowers. She is survived by her husband of forty two years, Richard Turko; son, Jason Turko and wife Kim of Oceanside, California; daughter, Nancy Wolfram and husband William of Finleyville; two brothers, Richard Hillman of New Eagle, Timothy Hillman and wife Lynn of Rising Sun, Indiana. Friends will be received on Friday, June 7, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Patrick Barkey officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation of Western PA, Foster Plaza #11, 790 Holiday Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15220.
Gretchen S. Turner 04-23-2012 Gretchen S. Turner, 101, of Monongahela, died Monday, April 23, 2012 in the Mon Valley Care Center. She was born March 15, 1911 in Harmony, the daughter of William R. and Emmaleen Fiedler Smith, Sr. Mrs. Turner was a 1929 graduate of Zelienople High School. In 1931, she earned her teaching certification from Slippery Rock University where she played piano for the Men's Glee Club. While living in Springdale, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church and it's Protheon Class where she was the class president in 1937-1938. She was initiated May 23, 1932 to the Order of Eastern Star, Springdale Chapter #453 where she was an accompanist and past matron in 1949. Mrs. Turner taught elementary school in Springdale and Harmony for nearly eight years before teaching in the Ringgold school district. She taught at Lincoln School in Monongahela for ten years, until her retirement in 1975. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Monongahela, where she was a member of the former Adelphian Class, in which she was class president in 1966-1967 and treasurer for over 30 years. She taught Sunday School, played piano for Bible School for over 50 years, as well as for various organizations within the church. She was a charter member of the Monongahela AARP #2563 and played piano for the AARP Mellowaires. She was a 65 year member of the Monongahela Women's Club and was the accompanist for the Women's Club Chorus. She was the accompanist for the Mon Valley Show Boat and for concerts at the former Monongahela and present Ringgold school district. She was a member of the Washington County Retired Teachers Association and the Pennsylvania State Retirees Association. Her musical talents, her kindness and her dedication will be cherished by the many friends whose lives she touched throughout the years. She is survived by her daughter, Gretchen "Dolly" and husband James "Chip" Barnhart of Castle Shannon; two grandsons, James M. Barnhart with whom she made her home, Timothy J. and wife Carla Barnhart of Cranberry; two great grandsons, Avery and Logan Barnhart; nephew, Charles Smith of Canada; niece, Carol Sue Smith Markel of TN; and a good friend and chauffeur, Wayne Cook. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert L. Turner who died on Oct 13, 1991; great granddaughter, Ashley Barnhart in 2004; and two brothers, Daniel Smith in 2011 and William Smith, Jr. in 1970. Friends will be received on Thursday, April 26, from 1-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Gerald Demarest and Rev. John Fierro, co-officiating. Interment in Mt. Royal Cemetery, Glenshaw will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church Bell Tower Restoration Fund, 430 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Lucille A. Uhutch 01-18-2013 Lucille A. Uhutch, 67, of Charleroi, died unexpectedly Friday, January 18, 2013 in UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born September 29, 1945 in Monongahela, the daughter of the late James Piscitelli and Sophie Durka Piscitelli who survives and resides in Monongahela. Lucille was currently employed as the office manager at E.J. Burns Construction Inc. in Belle Vernon. A job she has loved and worked at for over twenty years. She was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Roscoe, and it's Ladies Guild. Lucille was a former member and past treasurer for the Charleroi Borough of Recreation. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her loving husband, Edwin J. Uhutch with whom she celebrated forty three years of marriage on May 29, 2012; twin sister, Angelina Feick of Monongahela; brother, Anthony "Buddy" and wife Sharon Piscitelli of Greensburg; two nieces, Marie Feick and Alexis Piscitelli and husband Chad Barclay; two nephews, Lawrence and wife Lisa Feick and AJ Piscitelli; sister-in-law, Victoria Salaske of Charleroi; brothers-in-law, John and wife Connie Uhutch of Charleroi, Victor and wife Darlene Uhutch of Roscoe; former sister-in-law, Sue Uhutch of Charleroi; and her beloved dog, Sassy. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Lawrence Feick. Friends will be received Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela where a blessing service will be held on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 11:00 am with the Rev. George Moneck officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.
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.
Carolyn Uremovich 01-28-2009 Carolyn Mancini Uremovich, 67 of Finleyville (Union Twp.), died Wednesday, January 28, 2009 in her home. She was born October 20, 1941 in Elrama, a daughter of the late James and Helen Stout Mancini. Carolyn was a 1959 graduate of Clairton High School. She was formerly employed at Meadow Crest Nursing Home in Bethel Park, the former Open Pantry in Finleyville, Jefferson Hospital and Thomas and Cox Eye Associates in McMurray. She was a former member and past president of the Gastonville PTA and Finley Junior High PTA. A fifty year member of the Elrama United Methodist Church, she was the church organist for many years, former Sunday school teacher, member and secretary of the United Methodist Women’s Society, active in Vacation Bible School, annual visits to Elderberry Junction and monthly visits with Rev. Carr to Jefferson Hills Manor for worship services. Carolyn was a devoted mom, grandmother and loved her friends. She enjoyed traveling with her family and her friends, and loved to crochet afghans for everyone, especially babies. She is survived by her husband Joseph Uremovich with whom she celebrated 47 years of marriage on July 14, 2008, son Joseph Michael Uremovich of Virginia, daughter Donna Jean and husband John Bailey of New Eagle; two beautiful granddaughters Leah Nicole and Madison Marie Bailey; sister Barbara and husband Ralph Fitterer and brother James and wife Linda Mancini, all of Elrama; aunt Rose Mancini of Canonsburg; many nieces and nephews also survive. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Thomas Carr officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elrama Methodist Church, P.O. Box 192, Elrama, PA 15038.
Beatrice Marian Valiani 10-15-2011 Beatrice Marian Valiani, 96, of Orange, Virginia, formerly of New Eagle, died Saturday, October 15, 2011 in the Dogwood Village Assisted Living, Orange, Virginia. She was born September 17, 1915 in Monongahela, the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Fontana Rabuzzi. Mrs. Valiani was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (Transfiguration Church) in Monongahela. A homemaker, she loved crafts, pets (especially cats), and playing cards with her friend's on Tuesday's from WWII until the late 1990's. She is survived by her son, Charles Valiani and his wife Gwen of Spotsylvania, Virginia; grandsons, Charles Andrew Valiani, Jeffrey N. Valiani and Christopher Borum; special nieces, Debbie Germeo of New Eagle and Kathy Allegre of Bunola; numerous other nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Bruno Valiani who died September 29, 1993 and her brother, Paul Rabuzzi. Friends will be received on Friday, October 21, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Saturday, October 22, at 1:00 PM with Rev. William Terza, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
James S. Van Kirk 10-13-2008 James Smalley VanKirk 60, of Atlanta, Georgia, formerly of Monongahela and Glassport, died unexpectedly of complications due to heart surgery on Monday, October 13, 2008 in Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia. He was born on June 29, 1948, in Monongahela, a son of the late William Keenan VanKirk and Margaret Spence VanKirk Lape. Jim was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1969 and a former member of the Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church. Until its closing, he was employed by US Steel in McKeesport. He had made his home in Atlanta for the last twenty years, where he was currently employed as a supervisor at Habersham Gardens Landscaping. He is survived by a son James and his wife Bethany VanKirk of Pittsburgh, a daughter Kimberly VanKirk and Justin Kern of Pittsburgh, four grandchildren Tyler, Allison and Benjamin VanKirk, and Gavin Kern, twin brother Thomas VanKirk of Jonestown, sister Alice VanKirk Mullin of Atlanta, Georgia. Friends will be received on Saturday, October 18, 2008 from 11 AM to 1 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Raymond Ursin, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth.
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.
Frances S. VanKirk 10-29-2011 Frances S. Taddeo VanKirk, 67, of Finleyville, died unexpectedly Saturday, October 29, 2011 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born August 31, 1944 in New Eagle, the daughter of the late Caesar and Clara Naddeo Taddeo. Fran was a 1963 graduate of Monongahela High School. She retired this past May after twenty six years of employment at Cicci Dance Supply in Finleyville. She was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (Transfiguration Church) in Monongahela. She enjoyed baking, cooking, and took pleasure working in her flower and vegetable gardens. Fran also loved spending time with her dog, Chloe. She is survived by her husband, Donald H. VanKirk with whom she celebrated thirty eight years of marriage on June 30, 2011; brother, Hank and wife Ange Taddeo of Monongahela; sister-in-law, Elaine "Toots" Taddeo of Monongahela; brother-in-law, Paul Plinta of New Eagle; uncle, Patsy Naddeo of Ellsworth; nieces, Paulette Bugar, Kathy Carden and Jan Ingram; nephew, Dan Taddeo; several great nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John "Mike" Taddeo and her sister, Virginia Plinta. Friends will be received on Monday, October 31, from 2-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Tuesday, November 1, at 1:30 PM with the Rev. William Terza, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made in Fran's memory to a charity of their choice.
Amelia Lee Vaught 05-31-2009 Amelia Lee Vaught, 19, of Finleyville, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 31, 2009. She was born September 15, 1989, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Robert and Marian Koza Vaught who survive and reside in Finleyville. Amelia was a graduate of Ringgold High School, class of 2008. She currently finished her first year of college at Indiana University of Pennsyvania and had attended Edwards Chapel Methodist Church in Finleyville. Amelia enjoyed life, loved people and had an amazing sense of humor. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother Austin Vaught of Finleyville; paternal grandparents Charles and Gloria Basham Vaught of Shelbyville, Kentucky; maternal grandmother Norma Hutchison Koza of Lawrence; aunt Susan Koza of Lawrence, four uncles Ronald Novosel of Butler, Michael Vaught and wife Beth of Daingerfield, Texas, William Vaught and wife Jennifer of Atlanta, Georgia and John Eckman of Louisville, Kentucky; and six cousins Casey Koza, William and Andrew Eckman, Regina, Amanda and Steven Vaught. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Frank Koza and her aunt Linda Eckman who died March 3, 2009. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. James O'Brien officiating.
Frank J. Venanzi 10-19-2008 Frank Joseph Venanzi 84, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly October 19, 2008 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born on January 29, 1924, in Van Voorhis, a son of Joseph and Eugenia Mondani Venanzi. In his younger years, Frank along with his father Joe and his brother Lee, operated the New Moon Bowling Lanes in New Eagle. In 1940, they moved the bowling lanes to 2nd and Fallowfield Streets in Charleroi, until 1956 when they sold the business. In 1953, they had opened the Venanzi Bowling Center on East Main Street in Monongahela and operated that business until its closing in 1966. For many years, Frank was employed at Stern's Furniture Company, where he was a manager in both the Whitehall and Monessen stores. After he retired from Stern’s, he owned and operated Van Supply Company in Monongahela where he specialized in interior design. In recent years, Frank spent his time inventing, patenting and marketing the patio upside down tomato garden, known as PUG. He was Catholic by faith, a veteran of the US Army serving during WW II, a member and very active in the B.P.O.Elks Lodge #455 of Monongahela and its golf and euchre leagues, the VFW Post 1409 in Black Diamond, the Mr. and Mrs. Golf League and member and past president of the former Pittsburgh Carpet Club. He is survived by his wife Gloria Battaglini Venanzi with whom he celebrated 59 years of marriage on August 18, 2008. Cousins and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Libero "Lee" Venanzi who died January 6, 1997 and his sister Evelyn Bumpers who died November 29, 2004. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 7-9 and Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Thursday at 10:00 AM with the Rev. George Chortos officiating. Committal services and entombment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela, with full military honors accorded at the chapel by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. The B.P.O. Elks Lodge #455 of Monongahela will conduct services Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm in the funeral home.
Ideal "Lolly" Veronesi 01-20-2011 Ideal "Lolly" Veronesi, 90, of New Eagle, died Thursday, January 20, 2011 in the Washington County Health Center. He was born July 2, 1920 in Leckrone, the son of Joseph and Ines Cucini Veronesi. Ideal was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1938. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the US Army Airforce as a Staff Sargeant. He retired in 1982 from the Associated Box Company in New Eagle. He was a member of the Arroas Haymakers No. 253 1/2 and a charter member of the Hoot Owl Atheletic Association, both of New Eagle. He is survived by his nieces, Edna Robb, Silvia Matuga, Vikki Mortimer, Karyn Frederick and Anne Crawford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Ann Pizzutelli Marraccini and Ellen Frederick; brothers, Minotti and Richard Veronesi; niece, Ronnie Ritchey and nephew, Darren Frederick. Interment will be in the Monongahela Cemetery. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
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.
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.
Mary Ann Vignoli 12-27-2013 Mary Ann Vignoli, 69, of New Eagle, died unexpectedly Friday, December 27, 2013 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born March 4, 1944 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of George Corbin, Sr., who survives and resides in Finleyville and the late Bertha Kozak Corbin. Mary was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1962 and was Catholic by faith. For several years, she was employed as a custodian by the Ringgold School district retiring in 2001. She was a member of the Hoot Owl Athletic Association in New Eagle and the Slovak Club in Monongahela. Mary enjoyed bingo, cooking and watching football, especially the Steelers. In addition to her father, she is survived by two daughters and two sons, Isla Wall of Monongahela and her fiance' Ray Bianchi of New Eagle, Arthur Fine at home, Gary Fine and wife Nancy of New Eagle, Michelle Cafasso and husband Bruce of Ansonia, CT; step son, Philip "Randy" Vignoli of Carroll Township, step daughter-in-law, Judy Vignoli of New Eagle; eleven grandchildren, Billy and Sandie Gerba, Lovey Vignoli, James Schock, Rae Lynn Bianchi, Brittany Kearns and husband Trevor, Bryan Vignoli, David Fine, Gary Fine and fiance' Renee Smith, Dane and Katie Schock; two great grandsons, Alex Kearns and Devin Sitte; brother, George Corbin and wife Billie of New Eagle; sister, Rose Belak of McDonald; several nieces also survive; and Mary's beloved kitty, Misty. She is preceded in death by her husband, Philip Vignoli, Jr. who died February 15, 2011; son, David Michael Fine; and step son, Gene Vignoli. Friends will be received on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12:00 PM with the Pastor Douglas Kearns officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.
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.
Madeline Visco 06-04-2010 Madeline Visco, 67, of Washington, formerly of Monongahela and Floreffe, died Friday, June 4, 2010 in the Washington County Health Center. She was born August 28, 1942, in Monongahela, a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Cialone Visco. She is survived by two brothers Anthony Visco, Jr. of Selinsgrove, and Louis and wife Linda Visco of Marlton, N.J.; two nieces Kelly Donovan of Atco, N.J. and Jennifer Visco of Cherry Hill, N.J.; aunts, uncles and cousins throughout the Mon Valley also survive. Prior to her becoming ill, she lived with Mary Alice Saint in a group home in Eighty Four. Family and friends will be received on Monday from 8:30-9:30 AM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:00 AM in St. Anthonys Church with the Rev. Robert Coyne, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthonys Church, 225 Park Avenue, Monongahela, PA 15063.
James "Izzy" Waddell 11-04-2008 James Patrick "Izzy" Waddell 51, of Connellsville, formerly of Monongahela, died Tuesday, November 4, 2008 in his home. He was born on August 3, 1957, in Pittsburgh, a son of Helen Korpus Waddell who survives and resides in Monongahela, and the late Peter Hately Waddell who died October 20, 2006. Jim was a graduate of Ringgold High School, class of 1975. Following high school he was employed at the Volkswagen Plant in New Stanton until its closing. He then earned his degree in heating and cooling and was later employed by Johnson Control where he spent three years working in the Marshall Islands. Since 1995, Jim was currently employed at US Steel, Clairton Works. He was Catholic by faith and held memberships in the Koscuisko and Falcon's Clubs, both in Mt. Pleasant. Jim took pleasure in his vegetable garden, loved his pets, and was an avid sports fan, especially when it came to football and golf. His parents could always reply on him to help with things around their home and since his fathers death, he continuously enjoyed helping his mother. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his girlfriend Debbie Shultz of Connellsville, brother Peter Waddell, III and wife Linda of Aliquippa, sister Debbie Owens and husband Dave of South Park, two nieces Denise Gross and husband Charles and Nicole Waddell, twin nephews David and Matthew Owens, aunt and uncle Robert and Carrie Kinney of Russellton. Friends will be received on Thursday from 7-9 and Friday 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held at Transfiguration Church on Saturday at 10:00 AM with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.
Helen Nagy Wait 01-13-2008 Helen Nagy Wait 89, of Los Altos, California, formerly of Elrama, died January 13, 2008 in Santa Clara, California. She was born May 17, 1918, in Elrama, a daughter of Andrew and Esther Schwartz Nagy. Mrs. Wait spent her younger years in Elrama and was a member of the Elrama United Methodist Church. She attended Cornell University and earned her masters degree in psychology and received her second masters from Stanford University in educational pyschology. She was employed by various school systems in the San Francisco Bay area as a child psychologist specializing in working with children who had special needs. She is survived by 2 daughters Margaret Thow of Albany, Calif., Nancy Kromm and husband Leroy of Santa Clara, Calif.; 2 sons William Bradley Wait, Jr. and wife Erin of Corte Madera, Calif., Robert Wait and wife Kelly of Valley Village, Calif.; Eight Grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband William Wait, 6 brothers George, Stephen, John, Charles, Frank and Andrew Nagy and 2 sisters Louise Westwood and Margaret Wenkunas. Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral service and celebrate Helen's life at the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela on Monday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Thomas Carr officiating.Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Annabelle Wall 12-01-2010 Annabelle Wall, 83, of Monongahela and Jefferson Borough, died Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at the Residence at Hilltop, Carroll Twp. She was born September 6, 1927 in Monongahela, the daughter of David and Mary Mahaley Sisler. Annabelle was a member of the Full Gospel Assembly Church in Monongahela and it's Mary, Martha Joy Fellowship. In her younger years, she was a waitress at the former Wimpy's, Giovanni's Restaurant and the White Star, all in Monongahela. She also cleaned homes for several years in the Monongahela area. After her many years of working, Annabelle became a full time mother and grandmother, spending time with her family. Her and her husband, Puddy enjoyed traveling all over the United States. She is survived by two sons Rick Wall and wife Shirley of New Eagle, David Wall and wife Marlene of Elrama; five grandchildren, Mark Wall, Carrie Lynn Wall, Dan Wall and wife Jenelle, Beth Ann Wall, and Nathan Wall. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Arthur M. "Puddy" Wall on April 8, 2003; sisters, Ella Worley, Virgie Sliger, Viola Baxter, Emma Fransko and brother Maxwell Sisler. Friends will be received Thursday 7-9 and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Tom Harding officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Full Gospel Assembly Church, 580 East Main Street, Monongahela, PA. 15063.
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.
Patrick K. Walters 01-08-2009 Patrick Keith Walters, 57, of Monongahela, died January 8, 2009 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born May 26, 1951, in New Eagle, a son of Patricia Hamilton Mellor who survives and resides in Carroll Twp., and the late Clinton Walters. Since 1971, Patrick was employed at Mathies Mine in New Eagle until its closing. He was a very giving man, was Methodist by faith and enjoyed farming. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters Beth Anne Stubbs of New Castle, Delaware, Lisa Davis of Niceville, Florida, and astep daughter Holly Medlan of Monongahela; eight grandchildren; and a brother Clinton Walters. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 430 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
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.
Dorothy S. Walters 12-23-2009 Dorothy S. Walters, of New Eagle, formerly of Carroll Township, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was born February 7, 1935 in Pittsburgh to James and Fannie (Stead) Shook. For the 39 years in which she drove bus for Ringgold School District, she ensured the safe arrival of our children and grandchildren to their destinations. On December 23, 2009, after succumbing to a long-term illness, she made her final run to the Pearly Gates. Dorothy was an active member of the First United Methodist Church for over 50 years; most recently her membership was with Edwards Chapel United Methodist Church. Left to cherish her memory are two daughters Barbara Coleman of Washington and Cathy (Richard) Koontz of New Eagle; two sons Eric (Laurie) Walters of Monongahela and Chris (Susy) Walters of Conneautville and a daughter-in-law Lonna Walters of Carroll Township. Also surviving are her grandchildren Sequoia (Glenn) Edwards, Brianna Coleman, Richard (Rachel) Koontz, Jr., Dawn Koontz, Eric Walters, Jr., Fred (Amanda) Vitale, Amanda Yankovitch, Stoni Walters; three great grandchildren; two sisters Shirley Schoedel of Charleroi and June (Marshall) Lignian of Carroll Township. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years Charles R. Walters, her son Charles R. Walters, Jr., grandson Shawn M. Walters and two sisters Sarah Patterson and Bertha Myers. Dorothy was loved by all who knew her and those she left behind will forever hold her in their hearts. Friends will be received 7-9 Saturday and 12-4 and 7-9 Sunday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Monday at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Ernest DeLuca officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. At Dorothy’s request, remembrances should be made to Edwards Chapel United Methodist Church, 3111 Route 136, Finleyville, PA 15332.
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.
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.
Ernest "Piccolo" Weight 09-05-2013 Ernest William "Piccolo" Weight, 68, of Charleroi, formerly of Monongahela, died Thursday, September 5, 2013 at his home. He was born April 3, 1945 in New Eagle, the son of Ernest and Alice Aldridge Weight. Mr. Weight was employed at Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel in Monessen until it's closing. He retired from the borough of North Charleroi where he worked for their street department. He was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the US Army, and was a former member of the American Legion Post 22 of Charleroi and the Sutman Yohe VFW Post 1409 in Black Diamond. Mr. Weight loved spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed working in his flower and vegetable gardens. He is survived by his wife, Linda McAlister Weight with whom he shared forty two years with; two daughters, Lisa Wyandt and husband Eric of Monongahela, Dana Clutter and husband Bryan of Charleroi; seven grandchildren, Shawn, Alesandra, Jacob, Milton, Kaylee, Angel and Erica; great granddaughter, Claira; two sisters, Sandra Lucas of Brownsville, Virginia Weight of Monongahela; brother, John Weight and wife Julie of Donora. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Donald, Tommy, Keith and Jay Weight; and a sister, Ruth Ann Contorno. Friends will be received on Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. THERE WILL BE NO VISITATIONS ON MONDAY. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Raymond DiCamillo officiating. Interment will follow with military honors accorded at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Memorial contributions may be made to Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Ann Marie and Russell Welsh 07-18-2010 Ann Marie Welsh, 56 ,along with her husband Russell William Welsh, 62, both of Finleyville, died Sunday, July 18, 2010 in a tragic accident. Ann Marie was born November 4, 1953 in Huntington Beach, California, the daughter of the late Bernard B. and Linnie V. Nelson Rozas. Russell William Welsh was born October 2, 1947 in Braddock, the son of the late Russell Welsh and Marion Alberta Stine Souders who survives and resides in Elrama. They were united in marriage on May 28, 1996. Marie was employed for over twenty years by Weiss Instruments in Castle Shannon and Russell for over thirty years at Bechtel Bettis in Dravosburg. They both enjoyed dancing and taught lessons at the Ginger Hill Grange as well as other places in the area. They were very involved with the Showboat Variety Show. Marie performed as well as video taped the show. Russell choreographed and performed in the show, where he was best known for his Elvis Presley impersonations. They loved spending time with their grandchildren, enjoyed traveling together and shooting pool. Russell also liked to bowl and was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 22 in Washington. They are survived by two daughters, Bobbi Jo (Alexander) Roguski of Bethel Park, and Beverly (Michael) Beck of South Park; and two sons Chad William Krueger (Diane Borreggine) of Finleyville and Jeffrey Lee Penrod, Jr. (Stephanie Hibbard) of Burlington, VT; two grandchildren: Haley Marie and Dallas Michael Beck. They are also survived by several extended family members. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 7- 9 PM and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday with the Rev. Susan Shira Nilsen officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth. Memorial contributions may be sent to Amaranth Diabetes Research Foundation, payable to: Grand Court of PA O of A, c/o Mary Stillman, 15 Waverly Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601-1318 or to Meals on Wheels, c/o Monongahela Senior Center, 102 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Ernest Westwood 06-12-2012 Ernest Westwood, 87, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born Saturday, June 28, 1924 in Monongahela, the son of the late Albert and Elizabeth Collins Westwood. Ernest was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served during WWII. He was retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, where he was a Foreman. He was a member of the Victory Hill Gun Club, the Victory Hill Social Center, and the James C. Ford Post 949 American Legion all in Carroll Twp. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and trap shooter. Ernest's family would like to thank the staff at Fresenius Dialysis in Donora for their compassion and wonderful care that they gave to him. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Pellegrini Westwood with whom he celebrated 62 years of marriage on September 21, 2011, a son, Scott E. Westwood of Carroll Twp., Daughter, Denise P. Westwood and her husband Louis Lucarini of Imperial, Granddaughter, Ashley P. Westwood of New Eagle, Sisters, Ruth Mucci, and Ida Mancinelli and her husband Spartico, and Sister-in-law, Virginia Stefus and her husband George, all of Carroll Twp., Sister-in-law, Clarene Namie of Washington, and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4PM and 7-9PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a funeral service will be held on Friday at 1:00 PM with Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military rites accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to the Victory Hill Gun Club, 135 Jones Lane, Monongahela, PA 15063, or the Victory Hill Social Center, 25 Jones Lane, Monongahela, PA 15063.
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.
George Willis White 05-20-2013 George Willis White, 92, of Elrama, died Monday, May 20, 2013 in the Center for Compassionate Care, Pittsburgh. He was born May 16, 1921 in New Eagle, the son of George Willis Sr. and Margaret Swoger White. When George was younger, he attended the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela. He served our country during WW II serving in the US Army Air Corps. He was part of the Red Raiders and repaired ordinate bomb sites for B24's in the South Pacific. After he came back from the service, he ran a television repair business out of his home. George helped build the Elrama Volunteer Fire Department and the Elrama Sportsmen Club and held life memberships in both as well as the Floreffe Volunteer Fire Department. He held memberships in the Sutman Yohe VFW Post 1409, Black Diamond, VFW Post 803, Clairton, B.P.O.Elks Lodge # 1707, Bedford, and the American Legion Morrison Ritchie Post 613, Finleyville. George retired after thirty years of employment from the PA Railroad in Shire Oaks. He loved spending time with his family, playing horseshoes, euchre and golfing, He also enjoyed bowling at the Elrama Fire Department and at Colonial Lanes in Elizabeth. He is survived by two daughters and a son, Linda White Conaway of Finleyville, Thomas Verner White and wife Mary of Spartenburg, SC, Lola White Miller and former husband Gary of McMurray; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gail Dowler White; son, George Willis White, III; and his brother, Thomas White. Friends will be received on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 11:00 am with Rev. Emmanuel Agbakwuru officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard. Contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301 or visit DAV.org
Mary G. White 03-07-2014 Mary G. White, 87, of River Hill, Monongahela, died Friday, March 7, 2014 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born January 26, 1927 in Forward Township, the daughter of Joseph and Ruth Griffith Scagline. Mary was a member of the Christian Center Church in Belle Vernon, where she formerly taught Sunday school, helped with vacation Bible school and the Daisies, an arts and crafts group. She also attended the River Hill Church of Christ in Monongahela. Mary loved going to her cabin in the mountains and spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed baking, canning, ceramics and was an avid Pirate fan. She is survived by two sons, John D. White and wife Bunny of River Hill, Robert J. White and wife Elizabeth of Buckhannon, West Virginia; six grandchildren, Kirk White and wife Natalie, Tracy Martin, Tiffany Coles and husband Kevin, Ryan White and wife Sandy, Gabriel White and wife Lindsey, Timothy White; fourteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Sarah Brizzi and Elizabeth Munger, both of Smock; two brothers, Donald Scagline and wife Jane of New Eagle, Joseph Scagline and wife Shirley of Ulysses. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley S. White who died November 25, 1991 and her brother, John Scagline. Friends will be received on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. Memorial contributions may be made to the River Hill Church of Christ, 2501 River Hill Road, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to the Christian Center Church,130 Charity Lane, Belle Vernon, PA 15012.
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.
Claudette M. Whitley 06-26-2010 Claudette Marie Whitley, 57, of Monongahela (Carroll Twp.), died Saturday, June 26, 2010 at her home. She was born August 13, 1952 in New Eagle, a daughter of the late Theodore and Norma Rivers Tetkoski. Mrs. Whitley was a very active member of the Christian Center Church in Rostraver Twp. and its Day Watch prayer group. She was very creative when it came to designing, whatever the project would be. She enjoyed sewing, flowers, plants and going on those shopping trips. She was a very loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband Joseph Whitley Jr. with whom she celebrated twenty one years of marriage on November 26, 2009; son Dallas Angeline and daughter Catrina Angeline, both at home; granddaughter Allure Angeline; two sisters Gaetanne and husband Richard Hough of Perryopolis, and Michelene and husband Robert Gladys of Yorba Linda, CA; three nephews and two nieces: Brandon and Collin Gladys, Carrie and husband Rich Cairo, and twins Brandon and Katie Gibellino; mother-in-law Nancy Farrell Whitley of Shiresmantown; two sisters-in-law: Nancy and husband Michael Gibellino of Shiresmantown, and Joanie DeStefano of Perryopolis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Theodore Tetkoski, nephew Christopher Hough and the father of her children Bruce Angeline. Friends will be received on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Gary Snodgrass officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Monessen. Memorial contributions in Claudette's memory may be made to Medi Home Hospice, 3162 Kipp Avenue, Lower Burrell, PA 15068.
Hollie M. Wiles 08-04-2011 Hollie M. Wiles, 38, of Bentleyville, formerly of Beaufort, SC, died on Thursday, August 4, 2011 in her home. She was born May 13, 1973 the beloved daughter of Rodger D. and Lynne H. Wiles and the late Virginia Wiles. Hollie was a graduate of Battery Creek High School in Beaufort, SC. She was a member of St. Paul's Anglican Church in Monongahela, and a member of Life Steps of Washington County. She was also an avid bowler. She is survived by her siblings: P.J. and his wife Deborah Wiles, Robin Webber, Cherrie Wiles, Christy and her husband Tommy Torroko, Thomas Dewaine, Jr., and Bernadene A. Giles all of Beaufort, SC. In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by a brother, Rodger Wiles, and two sisters, Cathy M. Underwood, and Mary A. Wiles. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2011 in St. Paul's Angelican Church at 10:00 AM with the Rev. John Fierro officiating. Arrangements are being handled by the Frye Funeral Home, Monongahela, PA. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions in Hollie's memory be made to St. Paul€™s Anglican Church, 130 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
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.
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.
Mildred Williams 02-07-2011 Mildred "Ma" Richardson Williams, 89, of Finleyville, formerly of New Eagle, died Monday, February 7, 2011 in the Canonsburg General Hospital. She was born June 1, 1921 in New Eagle, the daughter of John and Mary Ann Smith Richardson. Mrs. Williams was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1939 and a member of Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church in Finleyville. Since 1940, she and her husband traveled and raised beagles which they ran in field trials. They had the state champion for four years. She was also a member of the New Eagle Beagle Club where she cooked for over fifty years. She loved going to the casinos, playing bingo and cards as long as her granddaughter, Niki was with her. She is survived by her daughter Beverly J. Fleming of Finleyville; son, Alfred J. Williams with whom she made her home; her only grandchild who was her life, Niki Happel and husband Dr. John Happel; and two great grandchildren, Aja Nikole and Rhet Happel who she loved dearly; five nieces and three nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Alfred K. Williams who died February 7, 2004; five brothers, James, John, Robert and Richard Richardson, Kenneth Cook; three sisters, Evelyn Richardson who died in infancy, Grace Cowan and Eva Richardson. Friends will be received on Tuesday, February 8, from 5-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Glen McClelland, officiating. Interment will follow in Mingo Cemetery, Finleyville. Memorial contributions may be made to Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, 561 Mingo Church Road, Finleyville, PA 15332.
Marjorie Grace Williams 01-24-2010 Marjorie Grace Williams, 90, of Monongahela, died Sunday, January 24, 2010 in West Malden Manor, Charleroi. She was born July 2, 1919 in Courtney, a daughter of the late Thomas Jenkins and Lillie Mae Dersam Jones. Mrs. Williams was a graduate of California University where she received a bachelor of science degree in education. She taught school in Marianna, Pleasant Hills, and Ringgold for a total of 47 years, retiring from the Monongahela Elementary Center in 1989. She was a member of California University Alumni, Penn State Education Association, National Education Association, Monongahela Valley Country Club, former Monongahela AARP, Monongahela Senior Citizens Association, Magic City Duplicate Bridge Club, and the Washington Holiday Duplicate Bridge Club. She loved to travel, and did so extensively in the United States, Europe, Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean Islands. She is survived by a son, Dr. Thomas and wife Cynthia Williams of Donora, and a grandson, Dr. Michael and wife Dr. Rachel Williams of York. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Olan Yarnall Williams on February 10, 1998, and two sisters, Amelia Tolosky, and Thelma Challinor. Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 Thursday in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Friday at 11:00AM with Rev. Michael Milinovich officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
JoAnn Williams 03-06-2013 JoAnn Williams, 73, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in the Washington County Health Center. She was born March 20, 1939 in Ginger Hill, the daughter of the late Gomer Robert and Clara Shaffer Williams. JoAnn was a 1958 graduate of Monongahela High School. For many years, JoAnn did house cleaning for many families throughout the Mon Valley and also was a caregiver to many. Until a few years ago, she helped in preparing ravioli's, gnocchi's and steak bites for Ponce's Place in Monongahela. She enjoyed trips to the Outer Banks with her husband Bob, who may have gone fishing, but JoAnn got to lounge on the beach. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. Dance recitals with the girls, going to Cody's football games and watching him wrestle on television, watching Caitlyn and Nicole cheer, twirling competitions with Sami in which she was always there to lend a hand. She had a passion for gardening, especially tending to her roses. In her later years, she enjoyed traveling with her friend, Van Burnworth. She is survived by two daughters, Jody Burnworth and husband Thomas of Monongahela, Bobbie Wiercioch and husband Edward of Muse; four grandchildren, Sami Jo Burnworth, Cody, Nicole, and Caitlyn Wiercioch; sister, Ruby Daugherty and husband Clem of Finleyville. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude F. "Bob" Williams who died January 23, 2006, three sisters, Mary Ann who died in infancy, Thelma who died in childhood, Doris DuCarme and a brother, Gomer Williams. Friends will be received on Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery Association, Tarrs.
Clyde A. "Scotty" Wilson 07-16-2009 Clyde A. Scotty Wilson, 91, of Monongahela, (Manown), died Thursday, July 16, 2009 at his home. He was born November 8, 1917, in Manown, a son of Alexander and Amy Walker Wilson. Scotty was a graduate of Monongahela High School, class of 1936 and a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. He retired as a supervisor after forty four years of employment at Combustion Engineering in East Monongahela. He was the last member of his immediate family and was loved and adored by his wife, in-laws, nieces and nephews. He is survived by his wife Madeline Ianno Wilson with whom he celebrated 64 years of marriage on October 5, 2008; two brothers-in-law Joseph and wife Marge Ianno of Finleyville, Anthony Ianno of Carroll Twp., two sisters-in-law Jennie and husband Robert Margoni of Monongahela, Kathryn Ianno of Manown; twenty nieces and nephews and twenty six great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters and brothers-in-law: Della and husband Lou Miklic, Margaret Peg and husband John DeSantis, Ann and husband Andrew Revetta, Lillian and husband John Zagursky. Friends will be received on Saturday from 7-9 and Sunday from 12-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday in Transfiguration Church at 11:30 AM with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. The family would like to thank Eugene Revetta who visited often with Uncle Clyde and Lisa Sporio who spent every day with her uncle and aunt. A special thank you to Via Quest Hospice for all their care and help during Clyde's confinement.
Pamela Ann Winkleblech 11-05-2013 Pamela Ann Weld Yowonske Winkleblech, 68, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, November 5, 2013 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital. She was born October 10, 1945 in California, the daughter of the late William R. and Gertrude D. Ermlick Weld, Sr. Pam was a school bus driver for seven years for the Charleroi school district until her retirement. In her younger years, while her children were in school, she was a member of the Charleroi PTA, the Block Parents Association and a co-founder of the band boosters. She was also the founder of the Twilight Borough Civic Club and a former member of the Lock #4 VFD Ladies Auxiliary. Pam was best known for her baking and was always there to lend a hand to anyone that needed help. She is survived by her husband, William Winkleblech with whom she celebrated fourteen years of marriage on December 10, 2012; twin sons, Ronnie Yowonske and wife Christeen of Monongahela, Randie Yowonske and fiance' Genelle Semko of Charleroi; two step sons, Jarold Winkleblech of Monongahela, Ryan Winkleblech and wife Andrea of Delaware; seven step grandchildren, Jarrod and Brianna Wilson, Ashley Baysinger, Arianna, Kendra, Matthew and Malen Winkleblech; sister, Brenda Weld Castner of Charleroi; very special friend, Cathy Zippay; friend, Fred Yowonske; and her loving dog, Pooh. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, William "Jr." Weld; and nephew, Jasson Castner. Friends will be received on Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery, California.
Arlene Wood 01-10-2010 Arlene Wood, 78, of New Eagle died Sunday, January 10, 2010 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born September 17, 1931 in Monongahela, a daughter of Minor and Elsie Davis Wood. Arlene was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Monongahela where she was a greeter, active with its food bank, on the entertainment committee and member of the Women's Missionary International. For several years, Arlene worked at the Bell Telephone Company in Monongahela and Charleroi and also at the former Liggett Spring and Axle Company in East Monongahela. In 1988, she retired from Combustion Engineering, East Monongahela where she worked in the payroll department. Arlene volunteered for many years with the Mon Valley Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by numerous cousins. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM in the Free Methodist Church with the Rev. William Bailey officiating. There will not be any viewing/visitations in the church prior to the funeral. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Free Methodist Church, 401 Second Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Janice L. Worthington 08-29-2013 Janice L. Worthington, 63, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Thursday, August 29, 2013 in her home. She was born January 19, 1950 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Thomas and Helen Parrish Jones. Janice retired after eighteen years of employment from the Bank of New York Mellon in Pittsburgh. She was a former member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Monongahela and for many years volunteered her time helping with administrative business within the church. She was a former Girl Scout Leader in Monongahela and she was a very talented crafter and seamstress by hobby. She is survived by her husband of thirty eight years, William J. Worthington; daughter, Vicki Worthington Ricketts and husband Keith of Coraopolis; grandchildren, Shane, Allison and Michael Ricketts; brother, Gordon and wife Norma Jones of Oakdale. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Norman, Russell and Leslie Jones. Friends will be received on Friday, September 6, 2013 from 11:00 AM to noon in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a memorial service will be held at noon with the Rev. Amy Wagner officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Finleyville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Janice's memory to the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Ida E. Wosilek 06-01-2009 Ida E. Wosilek, 83, of Monongahela, died Monday, June 1, 2009 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pittsburgh. She was born October 26, 1925, in Bunola, the first of fifteen children to John D. and Alberta Lang O'Hara. Mrs. Wosilek retired from K-Mart after 22 years of employment. She was a faithful member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Monongahela. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and loved to read. She married Mike Wosilek on March 11, 1945. He preceded her in death on March 19, 1960. She is survived by three daughters Judy Nath of Monongahela, Michele (Paul Sr.) McGrew of Belle Vernon, JoAnn Wosilek of Georgetown, Texas; seven grandchildren: Ed (Ann Marie) Johnston, Terri (Larry) Butler, Michele (Bryan) Petrosky, Dawn Marie (Jim) Griffith, Paul (Marchele) McGrew, Jr., Richele (Mike) Temoshenka and Mike "Knuckles to Boo" (Kim) Nath; twelve great grandchildren: Emily, Alex, Ellis, Jacob, Madison, Isiah, Logan, Lauren, Alaina, Ryan, McKenna and Chace; three brothers Patrick (Frieda) O'Hara of Warren, Ohio, Eugene (Evelyn) O'Hara of North Hampton, John Henry (Merrily) O'Hara of Bowie, Maryland; three sisters Ruth Wiles of Jacksonville, North Carolina, JoAnn Conduppa of Perryopolis, Sara O'Hara of Bunola. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters Agnes Julian, Clara Jurofcik, Mary Pritchard, Geraldine (Patsy) Scapellato, brother Edward O'Hara, three siblings who died in infancy and two sisters-in-law Mary Criswell and Anne Bier. Friends will be received on Wednesday 7-9 PM and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A blessing service will be held on Friday morning at 9:00 AM followed by the funeral service at 9:30 AM in St. Nicholas Orthodox Church with the Very Rev. Edward Pehanich as celebrant. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Panachida services will be held on Thursday evening at 7:30 PM in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 314 6th Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Dolores Theresa Yates 12-03-2013 Dolores Theresa Yates, 78, of Monongahela died Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Nevaeh Cove, Charleroi, where she was cared for so lovingly. She was born March 20, 1935 in Finleyville, a daughter of the late Michael and Rose Radakovitz Kriston. Dolores was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. A devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed being a homemaker and spending time with her family, who will always cherish their memories. Surviving is her husband, Irwin, who she celebrated fifty six years of marriage with; two sons, Mark Yates and partner Doug McAnlis of Penn Hills, Stephen Yates of Carnegie; two daughters, Darlene Armacost and husband Brian of Maryland, Charlene Smith and husband Brice of Donora; five grandchildren, Stephanie, Zachary, Dana, Courtney and Amanda; four great grandchildren, Lawson, Bryson, Necia and Joseph; sister, Lois and husband John Chornak; five brothers, Richard and wife Mary Kriston, Michael and wife Phyllis Kriston, Stephen and wife Linda Kriston, Gary Kriston, Lee and wife Andrea Kriston. She was preceded in death by her brother, Oliver Kriston; two sisters, Zita Kriston and Elizabeth Grusofsky; and her granddaughter, Ashley Tamburri. Friends will be received on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral prayers will begin on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM in the funeral home followed by a mass of Christian burial at 12:00 PM in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church, with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal service and interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Damien of Molokai Parish, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, 4401 Penn Avenue, Central Plant 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15224.
Helen D. Yohe 02-07-2011 Helen D. Yohe, formerly of Monongahela, passed away on February 7, 2011 in the Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg. She was born March 18, 1913 in West Elizabeth, a daughter of the late Albert and Estell Carrick Lytle. Helen was a graduate of Donora High School, class of 1931. She married Charles E. Yohe in 1934. While a resident of Monongahela, Helen was employed at the Economy Store which later became Abels. Helen managed Abels for 40 years, until her retirement. Helen was a member of the Monongahela Historical Society, Library, AARP, auxiliary of the Mon-Vale Health Resources and the Monongahela Quota Club where she held offices of treasurer and president. She was appointed to the Board of the Chamber of Commerce as interior vice-president. Helen was a life-time member of the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela, where she served on the Board of Trustees, Financial Board, Worship Chairman, and a member of the Adelphian and Adult Fellowship Classes. After moving to Donora in 1998, she became president of the Resident Council at the Donora Towers, was a member of the Donora Historical Society and Friends of the Library. She was also active with the women of the Calvary Presbyterian Church. She is survived by one sister, Florence T. Jones of Greencastle, one sister-in-law, Betty Lytle of Sterling Heights, MI, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years Charles E. Yohe, three sisters, Evelyn M. McKibben, Jean D. Silver and Irene E. Alberico and three brothers, Raymond E., Donald J. and Clifford E. Lytle. Friends will be received on Saturday, February 12, from 10 to noon in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela where funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM with the Revs. James Bailey, Ken Harris and John Yohe officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
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.
Jenny Louise Young 07-30-2013 Jenny Louise Young, 82, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in Consulate Health Care, North Strabane Twp. She was born January 6, 1931 in Elizabeth Township, a daughter of the late William and Ethel Clancy Regal. She was a member of Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church and was a graduate of Monongahela High School class of 1948. She loved to take care of her family, take trips to Atlantic City and was an avid bingo player. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia and her husband Richard Tatar of Monongahela, Lisa Porto and her husband George Bandalo of Woodbridge, VA; three grandchildren, Lyndsi K. Porto, Christopher J. and his wife Tracy Tatar and Brianna L. and her husband Christopher Vesely; three great grandchildren, Jaclyn A. Tatar, Hailey N. Tatar and Grayson D. Vesely; and a sister, Betty and her husband James Rollison of Library. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband William Charles "Charlie" Young, who died on January 3, 2008. Friends will be received on Thursday, August 1, 2013 from 6-9PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Everyone is invited to meet at the Mingo Presbyterian Church in Finleyville for her funeral service, which will be held on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 10:00AM with the Rev. Glenn McClelland officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, 561 Mingo Church Road, Finleyville, PA 15332.
Glenn M. Young 06-14-2009 Private services were held for Glenn M. Young 54, of Pittsburgh, who died June 14, 2009 in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born March 4, 1955, in Akron, Ohio, a son of the late Robert and Bernadette Mooney Young. Survived by his beloved brother R. Scott Young of Mt. Lebanon and several cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to NAMI of Southwest Pennsylvania, 105 Braunlich Dr., Suite 200, McKnight Plaza, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 or online at www.namiswpa.org. The Frye Funeral Home, Inc., Monongahela was in charge of the arrangements.
Janet V. Young 04-23-2011 Janet Verlee Kerr Young, 69, of Monongahela, died Saturday, April 23, 2011 in her home. She was born October 7, 1941 in Jefferson, the daughter of Andrew Lawrence Sr. and Mary Ellen Spark Kerr. Janet left Pennsylvania after high school. She lived in Pasadena, California; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Winnemucca, Nevada and Sandpoint, Idaho. She returned to Monongahela ten years ago. Janet was an avid reader who enjoyed sewing, crafting and attending the theater. She participated in bowling with the senior league and the Gems league at the Brunswick Lanes. She was Protestant by faith. She is survived by daughters, Shelly Young-Roy of Canonsburg, Kimberly Sarver of Lincoln, California; son, Bryan Young of Reno, Nevada; eleven grandchildren; one great grandchild; two brothers, Howard Kerr and wife JoAnne of Burgettstown, John"Skip" Kerr and wife Pat of Monongahela; sister, Patricia Kerr Gillie and husband Ken of Sebring, Florida; sister-in-law, Marty Kerr with whom she resided; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of thirty eight years, James Lloyd Young and her brother, Andrew "Larry" Kerr, Jr. who died March 25, 2011. Friends will be received on Thursday, April 28, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Friday, April 29, at 11:00 AM with Rev. Edward Burdett, officiating. Interment will be private in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh.
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.
Helen Yuschak 05-30-2012 Helen Yuschak, 92, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the Victoria House in Monessen. She was born November 15, 1919 in Forward Township, the daughter of the late Michael John and Anna Druggan Bosko. Mrs. Yuschak was a member of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Monongahela. She was retired, having worked as a telephone operator for the Bell Telephone Company in Charleroi. Mrs. Yuschak was a good person and led a very dignified life. She is survived by her son, Timothy Yuschak of Monongahela, nephews and nieces, Robert D. Collin of Orange Valley, NJ, Jack and wife Polly Bosko of Derry, NH, George and wife Carol Bosko of Canonsburg, Rosemary and husband Jim Williams of Dunbar, Michelle and husband Louis Gajewski of Greensburg, and Barbie and husband Jim Deavers of Virginia; several great nephews and nieces also survive. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Walter V. Yuschak, brothers, Michael, Eugene, and John "George" Bosko, and a sister, Olga Collin. Friends will be received on Friday, June 1, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, at 11:00 AM in the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church with the Very Rev. George Yatsko, officiating. Family and friends attending the funeral on Saturday are asked to meet at the church. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. A Panachida service will be held in the funeral home on Friday evening at 7:30PM.
Cleona B. Zadnik 03-28-2012 Cleona B. Zadnik, 92, of Monongahela, (Forward Township), died Wednesday, March 28, 2012 in Nevaeh Cove, Charleroi. She was born February 4, 1920 in Ward, West Virginia, the daughter of B. Frank and Julia V. Hoffman Barrett. Cleo was formerly employed as a nurse's aid at the Monongahela Memorial Hospital in New Eagle and was a member of Ella Hollow Bible Church in Monongahela. Cleo loved taking care of her family and enjoyed cooking and baking. She is survived by three sons and two daughters, Mary Lou and husband Harry Suarez of Monongahela, George and wife Debbie Zadnik of Monongahela, Paul and wife Linda Zadnik of New Eagle, Sharon and husband Gary Jarvis of Monongahela, Ronald Zadnik with whom she made her home; seventeen grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; brother, Paul Barrett of Moundsville, WV; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Zadnik who died September 15, 1981; two sons, James and Joseph Zadnik, Jr.; four sisters and two brothers. Friends will be received on Friday, March 30, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 31, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. John Pipp, officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
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.
Irene M. Zdura 12-09-2013 Irene M. Zdura, 67, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Monday, December 9, 2013 in her home. She was born July 16, 1946 in Brownfield, the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Krizner Zdura. Irene retired after thirty eight years from the radiology department of Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was a member of Crossroads Ministries Library Baptist Church in Finleyville and enjoyed spending her time cooking and baking. She is survived by her brother, Joseph Zdura, Jr. and his wife Rosemary of Glen Burnie, Maryland; nieces, JoAnn, Susan and Kathy Zdura of Maryland, Vickie Leavor and her husband Harry of Monongahela, Kathleen Fike and her husband Jeffrey of Harrisburg; nephews, Phillip Bitner and his wife Marlene of Baldwin, John Zdura, Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret M. Bitner and brother John Zdura. Friends will be received on Friday, December 13, 2013 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM with the Rev. John Arnold officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Crossroads Ministries Library Baptist Church, 81 Walter Long Road, Finleyville, PA 15332.
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.
Barbara Marie Zembo 12-19-2011 Barbara Marie Zembo, 84, passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday, December 18, 2011. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Zembo, her parents Marie Nagy Gorondy and Alexander John Gorondy Sr., and her brother, Alexander John Gorondy Jr. She is survived by her son, John Michael Zembo and his wife, Shelly of Donora, and her daughter, Dr. Michele Marie Zembo and her husband, Glade Bilby II of New Orleans, LA.Barbara was a life long resident of Monongahela. She started her career as an administrative assistant at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Pittsburgh and ultimately retired from the State of Pennsylvania, working at the Unemployment Office in Charleroi. She was a long time parishioner of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (Transfiguration Church) of Monongahela. Barbara enjoyed life, food, pets, bowling, and card games. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends in Monongahela and New Orleans.Visitations will be Tuesday, December 20 from 3-7 pm in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, December 21 at St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William Terza, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation or other charity of your choice.
Edward A. Zewe 11-15-2008 Edward A. Zewe 67, of New Eagle, died Saturday, November 15, 2008 in Trinity East Hospital, Steubenville, Ohio. He was born on August 24, 1941, in McKeesport, a son of the late Florence and Margaret Zacharias Zewe. Ed was a member of Transfiguration Church in Monongahela and was a veteran in the US Airforce during the Vietnam War. He retired from World Kitchen, the former Corning Glass Works, in Charleroi after 37 years of employment. He was a member of the Hoot Owl Athletic Association in New Eagle, Heath's Golf League in Charleroi and the Corning Golf League. He is survived by his wife Andrea Midway Zewe with whom he celebrated 39 years of marriage on November 8, 2008; son Scott Zewe and wife Christine of Albuquerque, New Mexico, daughter Robyn Poole and husband Scott of Steubenville, Ohio, grandson Caleb Poole; two nieces Leslie Koziel and Heather Brown, two nephews Anthony Angotti and Shawn Tirpak. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Polly Angotti who died June 27, 2007. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela.. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. George Chortos, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora with full military honors accorded at the chapel by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial contributions may be made in Ed's memory to Madonna Catholic Regional School, 731 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Mildred M. Ziemba 05-11-2013 Mildred M. Ziemba, 94, of Monongahela, died Saturday, May 11, 2013 in Residence at Hilltop, Monongahela. She was born February 21, 1919 in Washington, the daughter of Stanley and Nellie Hodor. Mrs. Ziemba was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela. She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending her time working in her yard. She is survived by her son, Frank E. Ziemba and wife Darlene of Cecil; son-in-law, Ebert Swanson of Nevada; three grandsons, Deron and Brett Swanson, Chad Ziemba and wife Laural; two great granddaughters, Kayla Swanson and Leah Ziemba; brother, Amil Hodor and wife Gertrude of Washington. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Ziemba and her daughter, Patricia Ann Swanson. Family and friends will meet at 9:30 am on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Funeral prayers will be said at 10:00 am followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:30 am in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church. Committal services and interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Monongahela. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Damien of Molokai Parish, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Amelia "Millie" Zmigrosky 11-17-2009 Amelia "Millie" Zmigrosky, 92, of Oakmont, formerly of Monongahela, died Tuesday, November 17, 2009 in St. Margaret's Hospital, UPMC, Pittsburgh. Born on August 6, 1917, in Fall River, Mass., she was the daughter of Matthew and Anna Rezsetar Bik. Mrs. Zmigrosky was a member of St. Anthony's Church in Monongahela and its Altar Rosary-Christian Mothers. Very welcoming and gracious to her guests whenever they entered her home, Millie was an excellent cook and how wonderful it was to be at her home around the holidays. She especially enjoyed baking paska bread for Easter and pierogies at Christmas time, and when she was able she also liked to spend her time sewing and crocheting. She is the loving mother of Paul and his wife Shelah Zmigrosky of Frisco, Texas, and Steve Zmigrosky of Pittsburgh; and the loving grandmother of Paul Matthew Zmigrosky II and his wife Susan of Dallas, Texas; sister of Michael Bik of Fall River, Mass.; and aunt of Anne McMahon of Alexandria, Virginia. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Michael Zmigrosky who died February 23, 2005. Friends will be received noon to 8 pm Thursday in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at 10:00 AM in St. Anthony's Church with the Rev. Joseph Feltz, pastor as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Margaret's Foundation, Suite 100, Medical Arts Building, 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15215. St. Anthonys Altar Rosary-Christian Mothers will recite the rosaries on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 pm in the funeral home.
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.