September 23, 2012

Betty Jean AndosMcMurray homemaker

Betty Jean Andos, 78, of McMurray, died Saturday, September 22, 2012, in Golden Living Nursing Home, McMurray, following a lengthy illness.

She was born April 19, 1934, in Carolina, W.Va., daughter of Leroy and Pearl E. Loudermill Paxton.

Mrs. Andos was Christian and a homemaker.

On August 17, 1958, she married Paul Andos, who died in February 1992.

Surviving are son James E. Andos of Baton Rouge, La.; three daughters, Diana L. Dorazio (Larry) of North Olmstead, Ohio, and Donna J. Hagerman (Don Matthews) and Paula Fletcher (Jack), both of Washington; brother Charles Paxton of Princeton, W.Va.; sister Gloria Pritt of Lady Lake, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Michael Hilderbrand (Ruthy), Michelle Wybranowski (John), Jeannie Hill (Adam), Michael Dorazio, Robert Andos, Beki Andos, Paul Hudak and Yoanna Hudak; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Deceased are two brothers, Kenneth and William Paxton; two grandchildren, Christopher Andos and Elizabeth Hudak; and her former husband, Donald Hagerman.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no visitation or services. Interment will be in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg. Arrangements are entrusted to William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington.

Martha Tennant BedilionAvid reader enjoyed time with her grandchildren

Martha Tennant Bedilion, 82, of Waynesburg, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2012, in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg.

She was born Saturday, March 8, 1930, in Waynesburg, daughter of the late Charles and Helene Tharp Tennant.

Mrs. Bedilion was a former member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4793 Auxiliary and James Farrell American Legion Post 330 Auxiliary, both in Waynesburg.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

For 30 years, she worked at the VFW Post 4793 as a bartender. She then worked for 10 years at the Shop ’n Save deli department.

Her husband, Lloyd L. Bedilion Sr., whom she married September 13, 1945, died March 2, 2003.

Surviving are two daughters, Charlotte (Mark) Headlee of Waynesburg and Roberta Logston of Cameron, W.Va.; two sons and their wives, Leslie Lloyd (Jamie) Bedilion Jr. of Waynesburg and Jim (Krista) Bedilion of Mather; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Ann Fowler of Mather and JoAnn Sedmak of Jefferson; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased is a daughter, Geraldine Wozney.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the time of service, Tuesday, September 25, in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, with Pastor Ben Williamson officiating. Burial will be in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township. Information is at

Mary McCarty FrederickMember of First Christian Church, Marianna

Mary McCarty Frederick, 91, of Marianna, died Wednesday, September 19, 2012, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.

She was born October 10, 1920, in Deemston, daughter of the late Vernon “Mac” and Anna Bigler McCarty.

Mrs. Frederick attended Marianna Borough Elementary and graduated from West Bethlehem High School in 1939.

She was a 78-year member of First Christian Church of Marianna. She served as church clerk and deaconess as well as held various offices in Christian Women’s Fellowship.

Mrs. Frederick was a charter member and first vice president of the Marianna Fireman’s auxiliary. She was also a charter member of the West Bethlehem Parent-Teacher Association, in which she oversaw the savings bond stamp program.

For more than 40 years, she served on the election board for West Bethlehem Township. In later years, she was on the Marianna Library Board and member of Old Trails Business and Professional Women.

She loved to cook, bake and make candy and was known for her fondant Easter eggs. She was an avid card player and enjoyed making crafts and painting ceramics.

On June 25, 1938, she married Stanley E. Frederick, who died in 1983.

Mrs. Frederick was the last surviving of her immediate family.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda (William) Reese of Washington and Lois (David) Gayman of Beallsville; five grandchildren, Stanley Frederick, Katherine (David) Griffin, Tara (Andrew) Knizner, Matthew (Danielle) Reese and Tonya Gayman; and five great-grandchildren, Georgia Griffin, Lorelei Griffin, Marlee Reese, Ainsley Reese and Stephen Knizner.

Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, are son George Frederick; brother John McCarty; and grandchildren Lorelei and Joseph Frederick.

Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Nichol Funeral Home, 1728 Main Street, Marianna. Additional viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 25, in First Christian Church, 27 Barnard Avenue, Marianna, where services will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Betty Rieks and the Rev. Jana Quisenberry officiating.

Condolences may be left at

Isabella Marie LoughmanMember of St. Hilary R.C. Church

Isabella Marie Loughman, 79, of Washington, died Sunday, September 23, 2012, in Washington Hospital. She had been in declining health.

Mrs. Loughman was born September 20, 1933, in Washington, daughter of Dominick and Rose Bellotti Romano.

She was a member of St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church in Washington and was a homemaker.

Mrs. Loughman was a nurse’s aide at Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township, and previously at Ankrom’s Nursing Home. At one time, she had worked at Hazel Atlas 2.

She enjoyed cooking, baking and playing bingo.

On April 21, 1951, she married Robert A. Loughman Sr., who died in May 1992.

Surviving are son Dominick (D.J.) Loughman of Richmond, Ind.; three daughters, Debora (Greg) Belcastro of Washington, Barbara (Brad) Cowden of Winter Springs, Fla., and Marcy (Dan) Poland of Washington; three brothers, Russell Roveno of Pittsburgh, Dominick (Scooter) Romano of Washington and Joseph Romano of Delaware; six grandchildren, Melissa Meredith, Justin Belcastro, Tara Knight, Hilary Jones, Dan “Boone” Poland and Ashley Poland; and nine great-grandchildren.

Deceased are son Robert A. Loughman Jr. and grandson Nathan Loughman.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where a blessing service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, with Father Thomas D. O’Neil officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Gardens Cemetery, McMurray.

Louise G. MankeyLifelong active member of Amity U.M. Church

Louise G. Mankey, 94, of Amity, died Saturday, September 22, 2012, in Presbyterian Medical Center-Southmont, Washington.

She was born June 19, 1918, in Amity, daughter of the late T.C. and Katherine Faye Wiley Gaus.

Mrs. Mankey attended Swarts School and Trinity High School.

She worked at J.C. Penney for many years and Greenway Shirt Co. before retiring as assistant postmaster at Amity Post Office.

Mrs. Mankey was a lifelong active member of Amity United Methodist Church.

She loved to cook.On July 22, 1935, she married William O. Mankey, who died April 29, 2004.

Surviving are two sons, Roger W. and wife Shirley Mankey of Washington and Jerry A. and wife Mary Mankey of Amity; brother Raymond “Bud” Gaus of Amity; sister Janice Skelly of Valejo, Calif.; six grandchildren, Tammy Mankey, Kelly Stimeling, Susan DeMarco, Bill Mankey, Dan Mankey and Kris Mankey; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to her husband and parents, are two sisters, Delores Kinder and Ruth Salsberry, and a brother, Robert “Bob” Gaus.

Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Nichol Funeral Home, 1873 East Maiden Street, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 26, with Pastor Lois Swestyn officiating. Interment will follow in Amity Methodist Cemetery. Condolences may be left at

Connie Eileen RogersRestaurant worker, nursing home aide enjoyed making crafts

Connie Eileen Rogers, 70, of Washington, died Saturday, September 22, 2012, in Donnell House, Washington, following a one-year illness.

She was born September 22, 1942, daughter of Everett R. and Myrtle Pattison Main.

Mrs. Rogers was a homemaker.She worked in the greenhouse at Candle Tree Farm and as a floral designer. She also had been an aide in several local nursing homes and a cook and server at a number of local restaurants.

Mrs. Rogers enjoyed making all types of crafts.

On November 17, 1966, she married Dale Rogers, who died May 2, 1992.

Surviving are four sons, James (Donna) Rogers of Washington, David Crowe and Richard Crowe (Tina), both of Jefferson City, Mo., and Mark Berisford of Washington; daughter Julie Ann (Brian) Pattison of Washington; brother Paul Main of Florida; sister Violet Pees of Washington; eight grandchildren, Amanda, Brian, Renzi, Karaca, Jesse, Matthew, Courtney and Shelby; great-grandchild Baylee; and her companion of 17 years, Herb Chadwick.

Deceased are an infant son, Shane Rogers; brothers Edward and William, Gene, Delbert “Bendo” and Richard “Peanuts” Main; and sisters Darlene Wright, Ruth McQuay, Roxie Hampson and Lois Martin.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 27. Interment will follow in Jefferson Cemetery, Greene County.

Additional information and a guest book are available at

Angeline SalvadorDevout Catholic dedicated her life to her family

Angeline Salvador, 89, of Washington, died Sunday, September 23, 2012.

She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Salvador; loving mother of Janet Salvador, Patricia (John) Panseri, Jeanne (Robert) Neville and Curt (Kimberly) Salvador; grandmother of Scott Crunick, Kirsten, Christopher and Courtney Neville and Julia and Lea Salvador; and sister of Sue Syferth and Rose Remo.

Mrs. Salvador was a devout Catholic who dedicated her life to her family.

Friends are welcome from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-941-3211. Time of a Mass of Christian Burial will be announced later.

Velma Joan Vavrek1934 – 2012

Velma Joan Vavrek, 78, of Pittsburgh, died Thursday, September 20, 2012, in Arden Courts of Monroeville.

She was born May 20, 1934, in Mather, daughter of the late Jack and Mary Miller McKinney Richards.

Mrs. Vavrek was a 1953 graduate of Jefferson High School and worked as an administrative assistant at a bank.

She had lived most of her married life in Annandale, Va.

Surviving are sister Alice Belford Lutes of Pittsburgh; brother-in-law Stanley R. King of the state of California; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are brother Mendell McKinney and sister Arlene King.

At the request of Mrs. Vavrek, the services and interment are private. Arrangements are under the direction of Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor. Interment will be in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township. Condolences may be expressed at

Charles D. Wilson Sr.1943 – 2012

Charles D. “Denny” Wilson Sr., 68, of Primrose, Robinson Township, died Saturday, September 22, 2012, surrounded by his family.

He was born November 19, 1943, son of the late David and Kathleen Elizabeth McMahon Wilson.

Mr. Wilson was a graduate of Fort Cherry High School, Class of 1963.

He worked for Consol Energy as a coal miner at the Montour 4 Mine for 10 years, then he worked as a custodian for Fort Cherry School District, from where he retired after 25 years.

Mr. Wilson was a member of SNPJ and Veterans of Foreign Wars, both in Midway.

On December 7, 1963, he married Sandra K. Kendall, who survives.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are son Denny Wilson Jr. of Midway; two daughters, Dawn M. (Charlie) Swayne of Imperial and Bobbi Jo (Kenneth) McGregor of McDonald; five grandchildren, Kirstie and Breanna Wilson, Kelsey and Brooke Charlier and Corey Rose; five stepgrandchildren, Kenny, Bryan, Kevin and Jason McGregor and Stacy Swayne; and five great-grandchildren.

Deceased are daughter Kathleen Wilson; brother Edward Dale Wilson; and grandson Michael Swayne.

Family will receive friends from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Nation Funeral Home Inc., 220 East Lincoln Avenue, McDonald, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 26. Interment will follow in Center Cemetery, Midway.

Billy M. YoungEnjoyed her family and friends

Billy M. Young died Friday, September 21, 2012, in Canonsburg General Hospital, after a brief illness.

She was born July 9, 1920, in Oklahoma City, Okla., daughter of Gladys and William Mitchell.

Mrs. Young met her husband, James Donald Young, while she was attending Connecticut College for Women and he was at submarine school in New London, Conn. She graduated with a degree in chemistry and worked for Sun Oil.

After marrying Mr. Young and when the war was over, she settled in Upper St. Clair and had three children.

She enjoyed her family, her friends, bridge and travel. For many years, she spent summers at the family’s cottage on Lorimer Lake in Ontario, Canada, and could cook or bake anything with her wood stove. Until her husband’s retirement, she was often alone at the cottage (except for the loons, deer, foxes, bear, skunks, porcupines, raccoons, mice, grouse and songbirds) for extended periods and earned the nickname “Wilderness Woman.” She moved to Hickory in 1984.

Her husband, James Donald Young, died in 2001.

Surviving are her children, Martha Y. Bell of Hickory, James H. Young II and wife Martha of Falmouth, Maine, and Roger H. Young and wife Kim E. of Rochester, N.Y.; grandchildren Morgen H. Bell Love and husband Bill, Zachary K. Young and wife Ashley, Nathan D. Bell, Maretta S. Young, Matthew W. Young and Michelle A. (Mia) Young.

There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 13, in Hickory United Presbyterian Church, with a reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations for Parkinson’s research be made to Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Pittsburgh or to Canonsburg General Hospital.



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