Nov. 24

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Cecil C. Barron


DeRose Research president, hunter, big band enthusiast


Cecil C. Barron, 77, of Houston, died Thursday, November 22, 2012, in Canonsburg General Hospital.


He was born August 13, 1935, in Somerset, a son of the late John Sr. and Maude Bruner Barron.


Mr. Barron was a 1953 graduate of Somerset High School.


Upon graduation, he worked as a machinist at Gilmore Manufacturing in Somerset.


He co-founded and became president of DeRose Research Inc. in 1960, a sheet metal fabricating company.


Mr. Barron enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed deer hunting at the hunting camp, watching old Western programs on TV and listening to big band music. He was an avid Steelers and Pirates fan.


On November 24, 1957, he married Janet L. Hittie, who survives.


Also surviving are four children, Jeffrey Barron (Lorra) of Canonsburg, Carolyn Chuba (Richard) of McDonald, Clark Jay Barron (Michelle) of Hickory and James Barron (Jeannie) of Wellsburg, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren, Nicholas, Danielle, Zackary, Carter and Sophia Barron, Emily and Adam McPeake, Ryan Chuba, Michael Baronio and Chris Hines (Scott); three great-grandchildren, Cage and Cassie Hines and Angelina Zamperini; six sisters, Romaine Morrison of Lexington, Va., Anita Burton of Jacobus, Gail Vavrek of Deming, N.M., Arlene Tomanio of Verona, Sandi Crawford (Gary) of Rockwood and Emily Harper of Somerset; four brothers, Dale Barron (Ann) of Montgomery Village, Md., Barrie Barron (Karen) and Howard Barron of Somerset and John Barron (Michelle) of Johnstown; and many nieces and nephews.


Deceased are a sister, Rachel Barron; and a brother, Ellis “Joe” Barron.


At the request of the deceased, there will be no services at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, PA 15342. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at www.mcilvaine-speakman.com.


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James Ray Davis


Loved the great outdoors


James Ray Davis, 47, of Nemacolin, died unexpectedly Wednesday, November 21, 2012, in his home.


He was born August 11, 1965, a son of Ralph E. Davis Sr. and the late Rosella M. Shaffer


Surviving are four brothers, John (Theresa) Davis, Jerry Davis, Joe Davis and Eddie (Christine) Davis; two sisters, Susan Davis and Judy Tollan; two stepchildren, Jamie Hellen and Timmy Baker; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.


Mr. Davis was a graduate of Carmichaels Area High School and worked for Magic Moments Floral Shop for the past five years.


He loved the Steelers and the great outdoors. He often took people into his home when they were in need.


Deceased is a brother, Ralph E. Davis Jr.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and noon to 1 p.m., the time of service, Monday, November 26, in Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320, 724-966-5100, Paul M. Lesako, owner/director/supervisor, with the Rev. Harold O. Kelley officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home. www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com


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Norman Dale Fetherlin


Air Force vet worked in the tire industry


Norman Dale Fetherlin, 78, of Bethel Park, died Friday, November 23, 2012, in Donnell House, Washington.


He was born October 10, 1934, in Washington, a son of the late Garfield and Mary Myrtle Bryner Fetherlin.


Mr. Fetherlin was a 1952 graduate of Washington High School and a 1954 graduate of Penn Commercial College.


He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1958 and was discharged as a staff sergeant.


Mr. Fetherlin worked in the tire industry at Plaza Rubber Corp. and managed in the auto parts warehouse at Service Sales of Pittsburgh.


He was a member of First Christian Church.


On December 21, 1954, he married Shirley Ann Davis, who died November 26, 2005.


Surviving are three sons, James N. Fetherlin of Bethel Park, Jon A. Fetherlin of South Greensburg and Jay C. Fetherlin of Bethel Park; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


Deceased are three brothers, Robert, David and Donald Fetherlin.


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 1:30 p.m. Monday, November 26. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


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William L. Jemison


Enjoyed time with friends and family


William L. Jemison, 67, of Westland, died Wednesday, November 21, 2012, in Greenery Specialty Care, Canonsburg.


He was born April 23, 1945, in Canonsburg, a son of Joseph and Edith Elder Jemison of Westland.


Mr. Jemison was a 1963 graduate of Fort Cherry High School, where he was a member of the 1961 State Champion basketball team.


He had worked as a coal miner at the former Westland Mine, as an aide at the former Woodville State Hospital, as a machinist for Teledyne Corp. in Carnegie and as a janitor for Service Master in Canonsburg, Range Resources in Southpointe and L&B Cleaning of Pittsburgh.


Mr. Jemison enjoyed gardening and spending time with friends and family.


He was Baptist.


Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Linda Kelley; four children, Mark Jemison (Margaret) of Washington, Angela Kelley Johnson of San Diego, Calif., Brian Jemison of Westland and Jackie Jemison of Philadelphia; nine grandchildren, Tia and Tisha Jemison, Zachery and Olivia Johnson, Alberto and Alaya Moss, Bobby and Marcus Kramer and James Milton; two sisters, Patricia Partee of Canonsburg and Toni Jemison of Houston; three stepchildren, Ricki Kelley of Charleroi, Teresa Turner (Walt) of Westland and Carol Moss of Burgettstown; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.


Deceased are two brothers, Joseph and Lawrence “Tweety” Jemison.


Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, PA 15342, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 28, with the Rev. Joyce Moten officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. Condolences may left by viewing the obituary at www.mcilvaine-speakman.com.


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Jacqueline Liptak


Active bowling league member


Jacqueline “Jackie” Liptak, 80, of Canonsburg, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012, in her home, with her family by her side.


She was born January 10, 1932, in Houston, a daughter of the late John R. and Mae Bodish Hilderbrand.


Mrs. Liptak lived her entire life in the Houston and Canonsburg areas and was Protestant.


She had been employed as an aide at Horizon Senior Care in Canonsburg and at Chartiers Taxi Co.


Mrs. Liptak was an avid bowler and member of Bright Gems Bowling League of Canonsburg and enjoyed crafting, bingo and Thursday night Tons of Fun.


On June 28, 1952, she married Edward T. Liptak, who died June 27, 1991.


Surviving are two sons, George E. (Barb) Liptak of Muse and Edward T. (Aurelia) Liptak of Canonsburg; two daughters, Debra A. (Billy) Parker of Houston and Judith E. Levy of Canonsburg; three brothers, Kenneth J. Hilderbrand of Washington, Robert A. Hilderbrand of Hayfork, Calif., and David H. Hilderbrand of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Della M. Schumacker and Doris Small, both of Canonsburg; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.


Deceased, in addition to her husband, are two brothers, Conrad and John R. Hilderbrand and six sisters, Kathleen Hilderbrand, Betty Jane Duggan, Gladys Weigan, Ruth E. Spiller, Dorothy E Bomblatus and Audrey J. Anderson.


Friends are welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 26. Interment will follow in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg. To view or extend condolences please visit www.salandrafunerals.com.


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Frank Edward Przystup


St. Hilary member enjoyed woodwork, crafting


Frank Edward “Brubby” Przystup, 60, of Arden, died unexpectedly Tuesday, November 20, 2012, in Washington Hospital.


He was born March 6, 1952, in Canonsburg, a son of Ann Reboich Przystup of Washington and the late Frank J. Przystup.


Mr. Przystup was a graduate of Chartiers High School and attended vocational technical school for auto mechanics.


He worked as a night stock clerk at Giant Eagle and was once a welder at Fort Pitt Bridge Works.


Mr. Przystup was a member of St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church and enjoyed woodworking and crafting.


On November 17, 1984, he married Anna Irey, who survives.


Also surviving are a son, Joshua Frank Przystup of Washington; a daughter, Dianne Marie Przystup of Washington; and a sister, Donna (Mike) Green of Washington.


Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 26. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to Arthritis Foundation, 100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 1950, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or Salvation Army, 60 East Maiden Street, Washington, PA 15301. Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


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Joseph D. Rotella


Owned Rotella’s Beauty Salon


Joseph D. Rotella, 69, of Mt. Lebanon, formerly of Canonsburg, died Thursday, November 22, 2012, in UPMC-Shadyside hospital, Pittsburgh.


He was born November 8, 1943, in Canonsburg, a son of the late Joseph J. “Pepsi” and Veronica Russo Rotella.


Prior to his retirement, he was employed by South Hills Chrysler Plymouth and owned and operated Rotella’s Beauty Salon.


He was a member of St. Bernard’s Church.


Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Sandra Dolanch Rotella of Mt. Lebanon; two sons, Michael Joseph Rotella and wife Lisa of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and Jarrod Joseph Rosella and wife Patricia of Philadelphia; a daughter, Audra Michelle Rotella Colbert and spouse Ralph Colbert of Dormont; a brother, Kenneth K. Rotella and wife Marlene of Huntington Beach, Calif.; two sisters, Darlene Dami of Canonsburg and Kathy Elenitsas and husband Harry of Washington; eight grandchildren; and several nephews and cousins.


Deceased, in addition to his parents, is a brother, Richard Rotella.


Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, Phillip L. Sollon, director, where departing prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 27, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, Canonsburg. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township. Please visit www.sollon.com for additional information and to view and leave condolences.


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Ronald L. Sentipal Sr.


1945 - 2012


Ronald L. Sentipal Sr., 67, a lifelong resident of Slovan, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Wednesday, November 21, 2012, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, surrounded by his loving family.


He was born August 16, 1945, in Slovan, a son of the late Joseph Sr. and Dolly Sentipal


A 1963 graduate of Union High School in Burgettstown, he was employed by Fed Met Corp. as a service engineer.


Mr. Sentipal proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal. He was a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Mast, Vietnam Service Medal with one bronze star, Good Conduct Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal. After being discharged from the Marine Corps, he served in the U.S. Army Reserve.


He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Burgettstown and was a life member of Slovan Veterans of Foreign Wars and Slovan Volunteer Fire Department.


Mr. Sentipal enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family, especially the joy of his life, his only grandchild, Rebecca Cavalier.


On May 13, 1968, he married his wife of 44 years, Kathy Goni, who survives.


Also surviving are a daughter, Rhonda Cavalier and husband Alan of Oakdale; a son, Ronald Sentipal Jr. of Slovan; three sisters, Pearl Tustin of Georgetown, Louise Bosick and husband John of Slovan and Victoria Koklich and husband John of Hickory; two brothers, Joseph Sentipal Jr. and wife Sissy of Burgettstown and Jim Sentipal and wife RuthAnn of Cross Creek; and several nieces and nephews.


He will be remembered by many as a kind, gentle and fun-loving person with an infectious smile for everyone whose life he touched.


Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Lee and Martin Funeral Home, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Monday, November 26, in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Burgettstown, with the Rev. George Moneck as celebrant. Interment with full military honors will follow in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Burgettstown. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or www.woundedwarriorproject.org.


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Viola Rea Tarr


Avery UM Church member loved time with family


Viola Rea Tarr, 85, of Washington, died Friday, November 23, 2012, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.


She was born April 19, 1927, in Washington, a daughter of the late Jack and Anna Paul Rea.


A 1944 graduate of Trinity High School, she was a member of Avery United Methodist Church.


Mrs. Tarr had worked as a telephone operator for Bell of Pennsylvania for five years and was a homemaker.


She enjoyed tap dancing with Washington Senior Citizens and loved to spend time with her grandchildren.


On August 29, 1948, she married William W. Tarr Jr., who died May 10, 1990.


Surviving are a son, William R. (Rosemary) Tarr of Washington; two brothers, Jack (Dorris) Rea and Gaylord (Eleanor) Rea, both of Washington; a sister, Frances Hudak of Washington; three grandchildren, Christopher (Gina) Tarr, Gregory (Lauren) Tarr and Abby (Nick) Rawlins; a great-grandchild, Eli William Tarr; and several nieces and nephews.


Deceased are a brother, Albert Rea, and a sister, Lois Ann Fonner.


Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 27, in Avery United Methodist Church, Washington, with the Rev. Ruth Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to Avery United Methodist Church, 1100 Gabby Avenue, Washington, PA 15301; or Washington County Health Center Activities Department, 36 Old Hickory Ridge Road, Washington, PA 15301. Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


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Cora Vera Anderson Welshans


Drover’s Inn cook, server was church member


Cora Vera Anderson Welshans, 86, of Washington, passed away Monday, November 19, 2012, in her home.


She was born December 4, 1925, in Washington, a daughter of the late Cecil Clarence and Mary Jane Clutter Anderson.


Mrs. Welshans was a cook/server at Drover’s Inn and a member of Hooverson Heights Church of Christ.


Deceased, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Joseph W. Welshans, who passed away in 1994; a daughter, Linda Knight; a son-in-law, Ronald Pavlik, who passed away in 1995; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Pavlik.


Surviving are two daughters, Marlene Curtis and husband Russell of West Melbourne, Fla., and Marlene Pavlik of Pittsburgh; three sons, Vernon Welshans and wife Roxann of San Antonio, Texas, Ronald Emery and wife Joan of Follansbee, W.Va., and Lawrence Humphrey and wife Vicky of West Virginia; a brother, Cecil Anderson and wife Clara of Washington; 17 grandchildren and a granddaughter was expected anytime; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.


No visitation will be held. A memorial service will be held in mid-2013. Arrangements are by Reasner Funeral Home, Wellsburg, W.Va. Condolences may be made to www.ReasnerofWellsburg.com.


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