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November 21, 2012

Edith M. Buchanan

Loved to cook, crochet, volunteer

Edith M. Buchanan, a longtime resident of Pitt Gas, died Tuesday, November 22, 2012, in Washington Hospital.

She was a daughter of the late Edward and Lettonia Moore.

Mrs. Buchanan and her late husband Jesse were blessed with four children, three daughters and a son.

For 18 years, she was employed by the commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a houseparent at the Waynesburg facility. She was also the recording secretary for AFSCME Retiree Chapter 8403, Waynesburg.

Mrs. Buchanan was for more than 50 years a member of First Baptist Church, Clarksville, where she was the secretary and a teacher for the Missionary Circle. She was a member of the trustee board, a deaconess, church clerk and a treasurer of the church school. She had completed several courses sponsored by Congress of Christian Education. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Pride of the Valley Chapter 70, for 52 years, serving two terms as worthy matron.

Leading a full life, she was treasurer of the Good Samaritan Club of the Clarksville area, United Mission of Area Churches, treasurer of Green County Senior Action Council and a volunteer for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and worked on the election board, Jefferson No. 2, in Greene County.

Mrs. Buchanan loved to cook and crochet, enjoyed socializing with family and friends and volunteering in the community and was a avid homemaker.

She is survived by her children, Beverly (Curtis), Florence and Vernon (Amanda); a brother, James Moore; a sister, Marcella Jones; grandchildren Nicole, Tony and Bailee; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jesse; a daughter, Audrey C. Cyrus; and sisters Thelma Culp and Estella Culp.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday in First Baptist Church, Pitt Gas, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 26. The family requests that contributions be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Southwest Pennsylvania. Arrangements are by Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, PA 15344, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor. Condolences may be expressed online at


Betty Jane Cummins

Nurse was avid bowler, golfer

Betty Jane Cummins, 89, of McMurray, formerly of Greene County, died at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2012, in McMurray Hills Manor in McMurray.

She was born Friday, November 16, 1923, in Whiteley Township, Greene County, a daughter of the late William A. Cummins and Myrtle Jane Anderson Cummins.

Miss Cummins was a member of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church at Gordon Hill for more than 50 years and had held several offices in the church.

She was a member of RCA Retirement Club and was an avid bowler and golfer. She was also a volunteer for Canonsburg Hospital Auxiliary.

Miss Cummins was a 1942 graduate of Waynesburg High School and a 1950 graduate of Canonsburg Hospital School of Nursing. She worked for Canonsburg Hospital until May 1952, when she went to work for RCA as an industrial nurse in Canonsburg until it was sold. She then worked for Tactec as an industrial nurse until February 1986. She retired in July 1986.

Surviving are two nephews, William Cummins of Atwater, Ohio, and David Cummins of Wooster, Ohio, and a niece, Mary Jane Franks of Apple Creek, Ohio.

Deceased are a sister, Alice Louise Cummins, and three brothers, William Ross Cummins, Robert Allen Cummins and Clarence Cummins.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the time of services, Monday, November 26, in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370, with the Rev. Kathy Higgins officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Whiteley Township, Greene County. Information is online at


Linda Lou Foflygen

Loving wife, mother, grandmother

Linda Lou “Ladybug” Foflygen, 65, of Washington, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, November 21, 2012, in her home.

She was born November 14, 1947, in Braddock, a daughter of the late Clark and Florence Marie Sinnhuber Campbell.

Mrs. Foflygen graduated from Canon-McMillan High School and worked as a meat cutter at the Amish Touch.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Foflygen enjoyed riding motorcycles and was a member of LOOM 22.

On August 4, 2004, she married James K. Foflygen, who survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Dana (Jim) Grimm of West Alexander, Daryl (John) Holt of Cecil and Dawn (Alex) Gallinal of Winter Park, Fla.; a stepson, Robert D. Foflygen of Washington; a sister, Donna Ciana of Washington; and four grandchildren, Alishia Grimm, Allison Grimm, Alexis Holt and John Holt.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing.

A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012, in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Amedisys Hospice, 2215 Hill Church Houston Road, Suite 1A, Canonsburg, PA 15317. William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, is handling arrangements. Additional information and a guest book are available at


John Robert Salvadori

Alex Paris Contracting retiree

John Robert Salvadori Sr., 82, of Bulger, died in the early morning of Wednesday, November 21, 2012, in Donnell House, Washington.

He was born August 24, 1930, in Colliers, W.Va., a son of the late Battista and Mary Panaro Salvadori.

Mr. Salvadori was a parishioner of St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church in Bulger and a member of Richard Vaux Lodge 454 F.&A.M.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.

Mr. Salvadori retired from Alex Paris Contracting, where he was a mechanic.

He was an avid car enthusiast who enjoyed building and restoring custom cars.

Surviving are his children, Debra Zielinski and husband Ed of Pittsburgh, Tina Miller and husband Ron of Library, John Salvadori Jr. and wife Helene of Burgettstown, Donald Salvadori and wife Sue of Burgettstown and Theresa Salvadori, at home; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Florence Salvadori and Emma Serish of Burgettstown; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Shirley Hixenbaugh Salvadori, who died in 1992, and a sister, Jennie Salvadori.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Lee & Martin Funeral Home, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, November 26, in St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, 967 Grant Street, Bulger, with Father Bob Staszewski, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Burgettstown. Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Salvadori’s memory to Donnell House, 10 Leet Street, Washington, PA 15301, and/or St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, 967 Grant Street, Bulger, PA 15019.


David H. Williams

Steelers fan loved hunting and fishing

David H. “Daisy” Williams, 70, of Donora, passed away unexpectedly Monday, November 19, 2012, in his home.

He was born May 6, 1942, a son of the late Jacob and Ellen Williams.

Also deceased is a sister, Elizabeth Altenhof.

Surviving are four children, Dawn (Tom) Baker, Jarod (Teresa) Walters, Tina Welsh and David Williams, as well as many loving cousins and grandchildren.

Mr. Williams was an avid Steelers fan who loved fishing and hunting.

He will always be remembered for his unforgettable kindness.

Funeral arrangements are private and are under the direction of Rabe Funeral Home, Donora. A guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at


Sally Lou Sicchitano Yardis

Sally Lou Sicchitano Yardis, 75, of Bentleyville, died Tuesday, November 20, 2012, in Donnell House, Washington.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.



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