Nov. 9

November 8, 2012

Thomas Acor

Cellone’s Bakery retiree served in the Marine Corps

Thomas Acor, 76, of Heidelberg, died Wednesday, November 7, 2012, in Country Meadows, Bridgeville.

He was born April 25, 1936. When he was eight years old, he came to Anna Miller’s home and stayed until he joined the Marines in 1954. She was his only mom.

Mr. Acor married Jean Stasko, who died May 14, 2010.

Surviving are brothers Donald Jones (Patricia) and Richard Kuhlman; nieces Kim Clark (Patrick) and Lori Melone; nephew Donald Jones (Beth); and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

The Stasko and Durket families were very much involved in his life, Steve Allen, Janet and Dave and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Acor was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and retired from Cellone’s Bakery. He enjoyed traveling and camping with his friends and was loved by many.

Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in Bagnato Funeral Home, Jefferson Street, Carnegie. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, November 10, in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Carnegie. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to American Diabetes Association. Add a tribute at

Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson, 69, of Cross Creek, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 8, 2012, in his home with his family by his side.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in a later edition by Lee & Martin Funeral Home, Burgettstown.

Richard Alan Borsos

Richard Alan Borsos, 48, of Berkley Heights, N.J., passed away Monday, November 5, 2012.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in a later edition by Lee & Martin Funeral Home, Burgettstown.

Robert M. Buttermore

Loving father, grandfather, brother and friend

Robert M. “Butter” Buttermore, 65, of Carmichaels, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, November 7, 2012, in Uniontown Hospital.

He was born August 31, 1947, in Waynesburg, a son of the late Charles R. and Ann Uswa Buttermore of Alicia.

Mr. Buttermore took pride in serving his country for 14 months in Vietnam in the U.S. Army. He qualified for the Combat Infantryman Badge and Air Medal. In recent years, he had suffered from the effects of Agent Orange.

He loved golf, hunting, fishing and tinkering around the house, but most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Mr. Buttermore retired in 2009 from Emerald Mine, Waynesburg, with 17 years of service.

Surviving are son Jonathan Buttermore (Amie) of Carmichaels; stepdaughter Kelley Foreman (Troy) of Greensboro; two grandsons, Robbie and Jacob Buttermore; two stepgranddaughters, Laurel and Ava Foreman; three sisters, Emily Ray, Deborah Ross (John) and Mary Margaret McCorkle (Al); and three brothers, Charles R. Buttermore Jr. (Ruby), Patrick Buttermore and Jeffrey Buttermore.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Saundra Engott Buttermore, who died in 2010, and a brother, William Leo Buttermore.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, November 10, in Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, 724-966-5100, Paul M. Lesako, owner/funeral director/supervisor. A service will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Full military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 400 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491. An obituary can be viewed at

Marshall Harbaugh

Army veteran retired from road construction

Marshall “Les” Harbaugh, 83, of Fredericktown, Deemston Borough, died Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

He was born May 14, 1929, in Confluence, a son of the late William and Ethel Ream Harbaugh.

Mr. Harbaugh was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict, serving with Company B of the 7th Calvary Regiment. He received the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Service Medal with three bronze stars and the United Nations Service Medal.

For 45 years, Mr. Harbaugh worked doing road construction and paving for Blacktop Paving and Russell Industries, until his retirement in 1990.

He was a member of National Pike Gas, Horse & Steam Association and Heavy Highway Local 14693 of the United Steel Workers of America.

Mrs. Harbaugh enjoyed tinkering around his garage and also antique cars and trucks. He was an avid hunter and trapper.

Surviving are a sister, Dolly Mraz (Bert) of Fredericktown, and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, are two brothers, William and Ted Harbaugh, and three sisters, Ruth Bates, Sarah Scott and Wilma Adams.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 10, with Pastor George Lammay officiating. Interment will be in Buckingham Cemetery, Deemston Borough. Full military rites will be accorded graveside by Hancock/McCune/Horne American Legion Post 705 of Centerville. A guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at

Ardis F. Headlee

Enjoyed ceramics and family activities

Ardis F. Headlee, 96, of Waynesburg, passed away in her home Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

She was born May 15, 1916, in New Salem, a daughter of Arthur and Etta McClintock Fearer.

On July 24, 1937, she married Stanley J. Headlee of Garards Fort, who died March 10, 2007.

Surviving are two sons, Robert V. Headlee of Rices Landing and Harland R. Headlee (Norma) of Waynesburg. Also surviving are sister Dolores Cox of Jefferson, seven grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Deceased, in addition to her husband and parents, are four sisters, Geraldine Fearer, Willo Byers, Ethelyn Mitchell and Ester Sams; and five brothers, Edwin (Duck), Frank, Darwin, Bill and Robert (Pete) Fearer.

Mrs. Headlee graduated from Uniontown High School in 1934, traveling to school from New Salem by trolley. After graduating, she worked at Kresges Department Store in Uniontown.

On July 24, 1937, she married her beloved Stanley, who lived on a farm with his parents near Davistown.

She was a homemaker for many years while living in the towns of Dilliner, Garards Fort, Mapletown, Waynesburg and Mt. Vernon.

In 1956, she and her husband opened their own independent insurance agency in Waynesburg, where she worked as a clerk-typist. The agency was later expanded with the purchase of Vance Insurance Agency of Mt. Morris and Titus Insurance Agency of Waynesburg. Mrs. Headlee served as the office coordinator and was a licensed insurance agent.

After selling the agency and retiring, she and her husband spent 20 winter seasons in Clearwater, Fla. They were there from October through May vacationing with sisters Dolores and Ethelyn’s families and her husband’s brother, Shirl, and his family, all of whom retired to the Clearwater area. They moved back to Greene County in 1987.

Mrs. Headlee enjoyed her hobby of ceramics, as well as family activities during holidays, traveling, dining out and church. Over the past few years, she enjoyed trips to Ohio’s Amish country, Williamsburg, Va., and Niagara Falls, N.Y.

She expressed her appreciation to those family members and friends who took the time to visit with her during the past few years.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 182 West High Street, Waynesburg, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 11, with the Rev. David Stains officiating, followed by interment at Garards Fort Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Washington/Greene Blind Association, 566 East Maiden Street, Washington, PA 15301, or Oak View United Methodist Church, 160 Rolling Meadows Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370.

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Michael Anthony Lipnicky

Member of Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church

Michael Anthony Lipnicky, 55, of Atlasburg, died unexpectedly Wednesday, November 7, 2012, in UPMC-Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born April 16, 1957, in Washington, a son of the late Walter and Anita “Ann” Mondin Lipnicky.

Mr. Lipnicky was a graduate of Union High School in Burgettstown and Penn State University.

He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Burgettstown, where he served as an usher, volunteered at fish fries and was a member of Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Lipnicky was an avid reader and Pittsburgh Pirates fan. He enjoyed creative writing and spending time with family, especially with his nieces and nephews, Marissa, Christopher, Michele, Marla, Angela, Kelsey, Ashlyn, Ellie, Gabriella, Cassandra, Nicolette, Brett, Tierney, Kristin, Brittany and Brandon, whether cheering them on at one of their sporting events or playing their favorite board or card game.

Surviving, in addition to his many special nieces and nephews, are his siblings, Mary Celine (Doug) Podany of Canonsburg, Francine Palumbo of Washington, Randy Lipnicky of Atlasburg, Celeste (John) Harris of Monrovia, Md., Joanne (Sam) Garloff of Bethel Park, Judy (Dave) Diehl of Stoystown and Anne Marie (Jim) Byer of Canonsburg.

Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday in Taucher Funeral Home, 23 Erie Mine Road, Burgettstown. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, November 12, in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Burgettstown, with the Rev. George Moneck, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. For further information or to leave a condolence, please visit

Richard L. Martin

Richard L. Martin, 85, of West Alexander, died at 5:50 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2012, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Rush Funeral Home, Rogersville.

A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.

John M. Nicolella

U.S. Marine Corps veteran

John M. Nicolella, 73, of Upper St. Clair, died Thursday, November 8, 2012.

He was the beloved husband of 25 years to Diann; devoted father of Karen (Bryan) Wehmeyer and Kristen Elizabeth Davoren; stepfather of Tom V. (Tina) Scarpaci and Heather (Geo) Scheib; adoring grandfather of Jack, Ben, Grant, Luke and Gabe; and beloved brother of Tina and Mary Nicolella.

Mr. Nicolella graduated from St. Francis College.

He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Mr. Nicolella spent 25 years as human resource manager at Harbison-Walker.

He consulted for many years with RESCO Products.

Mr. Nicolella was an avid golfer, classic sports car enthusiast and enjoyed traveling with dear friends.

Funeral arrangements are by Beinhauer Funeral Home. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-941-3211. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, November 12, in St. Thomas More Church, Bethel Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Thomas More Church. Please add or view tributes at

Joseph Anthony Oliverio

Joseph Anthony “Joey O” Oliverio, 63, of Mims, Fla., formerly of Washington, died Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington.

A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.

Michelle Ann Perri

Enjoyed baking and cooking

Michelle Ann “Aunt Mich” Perri, 68, of Canonsburg, died Thursday, November 8, 2012, in Washington Hospital.

She was born September 8, 1944, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Michael and Ruth Moslander Manko.

Mrs. Perri was a member of St. Mary Parish and enjoyed baking, cooking, garage sales and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and had worked at Winkles Pit Stop.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph Perri of Canonsburg; son Joe M. (Kelly) Perri of Cecil; two daughters, Melissa (Glenn) Teeter of Washington and Kristie (Marc) Fredericks of Imperial; four grandchildren, Brooke, Sara, Nia and Nicco; two brothers, Mike (Marlene) Manko of Pittsburgh and Dan (Mary) Manko of Carrick; two sisters, Debbie Hennessy of Green Tree and Sue (Joe) Lucchetti of North Huntingdon; many nieces, nephews and loving brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Deceased is a brother, Scott, in infancy.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services, 3378 Millers Run Road (Route 50), Cecil, where prayers of transfer will be said at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 10, followed by a Christian funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Cecil, with Father Stan Gregorek officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visit



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