Nov. 9

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Robert E. Anderson Sr.

1943 – 2012

Robert E. Anderson Sr., 69, of Burgettstown, Cross Creek Township, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012, in his home, surrounded by his family.


He was born June 9, 1943, a son of the late Robert G. and Doris E. Gardner Anderson.


Mr. Anderson was a 1962 graduate of Avella High School.


He was employed by Climax Molybdenum in Langeloth and Universal Stainless in Bridgeville.


Mr. Anderson was a lifelong and active member and elder of Cross Creek United Presbyterian Church.


He enjoyed hunting, his 1931 Ford antique and going to car shows, flea markets and Bert’s Hot Dog Shop for coffee in the evenings.


On October 12, 1963, he married Agnes Pastor, who survives.


Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Robert E. Anderson Jr. and Michele of Washington; a daughter, Sharon Pancari of Cross Creek; two granddaughters, with whom he greatly enjoyed spending time, Deneen and Nicole Pancari; a brother, Richard Anderson and wife Karen of Eldersville; two sisters, Bonnie J. Rankin and husband Ralph of Cross Creek and Deanna Sonson and husband Lenny of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.


Friends will be received from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday in Lee and Martin Funeral Home, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 12, with the Rev. William Roemer officiating. Interment will follow in Cross Creek Cemetery, Burgettstown. If so desired, memorial donations may be made in his memory to Hospice Care of Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301.


Alvin W. Berthold

McDonald Presbyterian Church member

Alvin W. Berthold, 76, of McDonald, died Wednesday, November 7, 2012, in Country Meadows of South Hills, Bridgeville.


He was born December 31, 1935, in McDonald, a son of the late Adam and Elizabeth Bernhart Berthold.


Mr. Berthold was vice president and treasurer of Drainage and Ground Improvement Inc. in Bridgeville, which later became D.G.I.–Menard, from where he retired in 2005. He began working as a young man at the former L. Levison and Sons clothing store in McDonald. He then was employed by New York State Natural Gas, Rust Engineering Co. and Vibroflotation Foundation Inc., all of Pittsburgh.


He was a member of McDonald Presbyterian Church, where he had served as head usher, assistant treasurer, past treasurer, elder and trustee. He also was a member of the church’s Steering Committee for the Lighting the Way Capital Campaign. He also was a member of McDonald Volunteer Fire Department.


Mr. Berthold was a volunteer for the McDonald Food Bank and McDonald Meals on Wheels programs.


On November 2, 1968, he married Carol A. Lohman, who survives.


Also surviving are a nephew, Howard J. Berthold of Fredericktown, Ohio; a niece, Candee L. Berthold of Mentor, Ohio; and a sister-in-law, Juanita Moody Berthold of Ft. Myers, Fla.


Deceased is a brother, Howard M. Berthold.


Friends will be received from noon to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Nation Funeral Home Inc., 220 East Lincoln Avenue, McDonald. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November, 12, in McDonald Presbyterian Church, Calvary Center, with the Rev. Justin Amsler and the Rev. Sue Petritis officiating. Burial will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to McDonald Presbyterian Church Fund, payable to WCCF-MPCF and mailed to Washington County Community Foundation, 331 South Main Street, Washington, PA 15301, or a charity of one’s choice. Condolences, photos and additional information are available at www.nationfuneralhome.com.


Roland M. Checca

Roland M. Checca, 89, of Cecil, died Sunday, November 4, 2012 .


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services, 3378 Millers Run Road, Cecil. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.


Larry Alvin Clark

Served in U.S. Army? during World War II

Larry Alvin Clark, 88, of Washington, died Friday, November 9, 2012, in Donnell House, Washington, following a lengthy illness.


He was born October 31, 1924, in Carmichaels, a son of the late Clyde and Ethel Green Clark.


Mr. Clark served in the U.S. Army during World War II with Company C, 89th Mortar Battalion. He received an honorable discharge December 11, 1945.


He worked in the maintenance department at Washington Steel for 25 years.


Mr. Clark was Protestant.


He enjoyed hunting and fishing.


On February 24, 1948, he married Esther Mae Bowser, who died June 26, 2010.


Surviving are two sons, Gary (Karen) Clark of Lone Pine and Larry (Cathy) Clark II of Washington; two sisters, Patricia Thistlewaite of Jefferson and Lorena (Paul) Clez of Uniontown; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.


Deceased are a daughter, Bonnie Clark Merryman; four brothers, Ronald, Stanley, Fred and Dick Clark; and four sisters, Velma, Eleanora, Doris and Janet.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 12, with the Rev. Rob Berk officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


Evelyn Jean Houston

Member of Church of the Covenant

Evelyn Jean Houston, 87, of Washington, died Friday, November 9, 2012, in Donnell House, Washington, following declining health.


She was born May 7, 1925, in Amity, a daughter of the late Aaron and Grace Ross Sanders.


Mrs. Houston was a member of Church of the Covenant in Washington.


She was a 1944 graduate of Trinity High School.


Mrs. Houston was a teachers’ aide at Washington School District for 21 years. She also worked at Washington Credit Bureau and was a seamstress.


One of her loves in life was watching her grandchildren as they played sports.


On August 19, 1944, she married Lloyd E. Houston Sr., who died December 8, 1965.


Surviving are a son, Terry L. (Janet) Houston of Washington; a brother, Carl Sanders of Virginia; three sisters, Claretta Phillips of Prosperity and Audrey Barnes and June Reihner, both of Washington; two grandchildren, Megan and Zachary Houston; and several nieces and nephews.


Deceased are a son, Lloyd Edward Houston Jr., and a brother, Duane Sanders.


Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Hummell and Jones Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, Thomas W. Hummell, supervisor, Douglas M. Jones, director, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 12, with the Rev. Michael Lehman officiating. Interment will follow in Amity Presbyterian Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Donnell House, c/o Washington Hospital Foundation, 155 Wilson Avenue., Washington, PA 15301. Messages of condolence may be left at www.hummellandjones.com.


Elinor Jean Jaudy

Elinor Jean Jaudy, 85, of Canonsburg, died Friday, November 9, 2012.


Arrangements are incomplete and are entrusted to Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., Canonsburg. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.


Paul Emerson Kehm Sr.

Machinist enjoyed hunting

Paul Emerson Kehm Sr., 80, of Cecil, died Friday, November 9, 2012, in his home.


He was born March 1, 1932, in Midway, a son of the late Casper and Emma Dumann Kehm.


Mr. Kehm was a member of Venice Presbyterian Church, where he held many offices throughout the years. He was a former member of Millers Run Grange and Lodge 53 of International Association of Machinists.


He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and reading Western stories.


Mr. Kehm worked as a machinist for Pittsburgh Stamp Co. in Pittsburgh.


Surviving are his wife, Iris Hunt Kehm, a daughter, Jan (Ron) Vanhorenbeck, and a son, Paul (Maureen) Kehm Jr., all of Cecil; two grandsons, Hayden and Nathan Kehm; a brother, Ken (Kay) Kehm of Georgetown; and two sisters, Carol (Mark) Still of Petersburg, W.Va., and Joan (Ted) Esselstyn of Howard, Ohio.


Deceased is a son, David, in 2011.


Friends will be received from noon to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services, 3378 Millers Run Road, Route 50, Cecil. Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of service, Monday, November 12, in Venice Presbyterian Church, McDonald, with Pastor Fred Soberg officiating. Interment will follow in Venice Cemetery, Cecil Township. www.coleman-taylorfuneralservices.com


Ruth K. Kisow

Ruth K. Kisow, 94, of Washington, died Friday, November 9, 2012.


Arrangements are incomplete and are entrusted to Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., Canonsburg. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.


Richard L. Martin

Former district magistrate

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


He was born December 7, 1926, in Donegal Township, a son of the late James Elmer and Mildred Sutherland Martin. He had resided on the family farm all his life.


Mr. Martin was a 1944 graduate of the former Claysville High School.


He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, served as a seaman first class aboard the USS LST 372 and was awarded the Pacific and American Theater ribbons and World War II Victory Medal.


Mr. Martin was a member of Claysville American Legion Post 639, Washington Elks Lodge and the former Claysville Grange 1510.


He was an employee of the former Holiday Construction Co. in Washington and was owner/operator of school buses in McGuffey School District from 1961 until 1969. He was last employed as the district magistrate in Donegal Township for 16 years, prior to retiring in 1989.


Mr. Martin and his wife enjoyed ballroom dancing and traveling, as long as his health permitted.


On August 20, 1949, he married Roberta A. Moorehead, who survives.


Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Richard L. Martin Jr., husband of Tammy Martin of West Alexander; two daughters, Gloria, wife of Michael Kovach of West Chester, Ohio, and Janet, wife of Allen Indermuhle of Sardis, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; his extended family, sister-in-law Becky, wife of Dwight Hunter of West Alexander, and brothers-in-law Sonny, husband of Fran Moorehead of Washington, and John Weimer of Morgantown, W.Va.


Deceased, in addition to his parents, is a sister, Ruby Martin Hinds.


He was the last of his immediate family.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 2 p.m., the time of service, Sunday, November 11, in Claysville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ricco Vespa officiating. Interment will follow in West Alexander Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be accorded by representatives of the U.S. Navy and Claysville American Legion Post 639. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Claysville United Methodist Church, 1279 Route 40 West, Box 446, Claysville, PA 15323. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville. Family and friends may view the obituary and send flowers and condolences at www.rushfuneralhomeinc.com.


Beverly Sue Murphy

Member of Living Waters Church of God

Beverly Sue Murphy, 59, of Washington, died Thursday, November 8, 2012, in her home.

She was born March 24, 1953, in Washington, a daughter of the late Paul and Mary Jane Miller Harton.


Mrs. Murphy was a 1970 graduate of Trinity High School.


She was a member of Living Waters Church of God in Washington.


Mrs. Murphy was a clerk at Talkies Video and loved attending church and crafting.


In December 1971, in Washington, she married Frank O. Murphy Sr., who survives.


Also surviving are two sons, Richard J. (Barbara) Murphy and Frank O. Murphy Jr., both of Washington; a sister, Paula Jane (August) Rosa of Avella; a grandson, Jayden Columbo; three stepgrandchildren, Joseph Piatt and Jason and Jacob Knox; and many nieces and nephews.


Deceased are a brother, Kenneth R. Harton, and a sister, Kathy Meeks.


Friends will be received from noon to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 12, with Pastor Michael Singo officiating. Interment will follow in Emmanuel Cemetery, Eighty Four. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or www.stjude. Condolences may be expressed www.piattandbarnhillfh.com.Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor, and Lawrence K. Donovan, director.


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