Nov. 27

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Robert Lewis Adams Jr.

Pittsburgh resident

Robert Lewis Adams Jr., 52, of Pittsburgh, died Friday, November 23, 2012.


He was the beloved son of Evelyn Mae Ramey and the late Robert L.; dear brother of Charles E., Curtis A.L. (Emellie), Terri Adams-Smith and Shari Woodson (Myron); half brother of Justin D.; and treasured grandson of Clara Vaden. He also leaves a host of other relatives and friends who will truly miss him.


Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, November 28, in Faithbridge Community Worship Center, 101 Broadway Avenue, McKees Rocks.


Arrangements are being handled by Ball Funeral Chapel Inc., 412-343-1506, or www.ballfc.com.


Thomas Adams

WWII vet, St. Mary’s Church member

Thomas “Sonny” Adams, 84, of Cecil, died Sunday, November 25, 2012, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.


He was a son of the late Steve and Bertha Mouret Adams.


Mr. Adams was the beloved husband of the late Anna Broyles Adams, who died March 22, 2012.


He was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Cecil.


Mr. Adams was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Air Force.


He enjoyed bowling and gardening.


Mr. Adams retired from W.T. Kratovil Inc. as a carpenter supervisor.


Surviving are two sons, Thomas M. (Deborah) Adams Sr. of Washington and Stephen (Jean) Adams of Bethel Park; five grandchildren, Thomas M. (Gail) Adams Jr. of Washington, Bethany Lynn (Justin) Adder of Mt. Lebanon, Patrick C. Adams of Washington and Brennen Adams and Blaine Adams, both of Bethel Park; four great-grandchildren, Caleb, Micah and Chloe Adams and Julianne Claire Adder; two sisters, Janet Slimick of Scott Township and Joyce Patnesky of Carnegie; and a brother, Ronald Adams of Canonsburg.


Deceased are two sisters and two brothers.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Coleman-Taylor Funeral Service, 3378 Millers Run Road, Cecil, PA 15321. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, November 28, in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Cecil. Interment will follow in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township.


Virginia E. Clelland

Enjoyed helping others

Virginia E. Clelland, 88, of Waynesburg, died peacefully Sunday, November 25, 2012, in her home.


She was born September 6, 1924, in Spraggs, a daughter of the late John Lee and Bertha Pearl Wood Martin.


Mrs. Clelland was a graduate of Waynesburg High School.


She worked for 34 years at Greenway Manufacturing in Waynesburg. She also worked at the Tourist Information Center, Bowlby Public Library and Community Action Southwest, all in Waynesburg.


Mrs. Clelland enjoyed helping others, volunteering her time at area nursing homes and the St. Ann Soup Kitchen.


Surviving are daughter Penny S. Ketchem (John) of Waynesburg; granddaughter Kiperly Whitlatch; grandson Aaron Ketchem; four great-grandsons, James, David and Justin Whitlatch and Seth Ketchem, all of Waynesburg; and brother James O. Martin of Waynesburg.


Deceased are two brothers, Glen Edward Martin and Leonard B. Martin; and sister Vivian Milliken.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Behm Funeral Home, 182 West High Street, Waynesburg, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 29, with the Rev. David Stains and the Rev. Scott Blair officiating, followed by burial in Oakmont Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Amedisys Hospice, 2183 McClellandtown Road, Masontown, PA 15461. Condolences may be offered at www.behmfh.com.


James Clayton Connor

Enjoyed word search puzzles

James Clayton Connor, 73, of Charleroi, formerly of Eighty Four, died Sunday, November 25, 2012, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.


He was born September 12, 1939, in Whiteley Township, Greene County, a son of the late Clarence and Fannebelle Lemunyion Connor.


Before retiring, he worked as a security guard for the George Washington hotel in Washington.


He was a member of Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church in Eighty Four, where he was the church custodian for 16 years.


Mr. Connor enjoyed word search puzzles, watching the Pirates and Steelers and sitting on the porch.


Surviving are his wife, Linda Barr Connor, whom he married February 11, 1972, in Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church; sister Sue Cunningham of Manassas, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.


Deceased are his siblings, Ruth Beddow, Martha Palmer, Mary Burdette and Clarence (Bill), Robert, Paul and Joseph Connor.


Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, 724-239-2255. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 29, in Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church, 45 Church Road, Eighty Four, with Pastor Bill Lusk officiating. Interment will be in Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville. Visit www.thompson-marodi.com to leave a condolence message, order flowers and share photos.


Rosella Finney

Enjoyed flowers and gardening

Rosella Finney, 94, of Houston, died Sunday, November 25, 2012, in her home.


She was born October 5, 1918, in Houston, a daughter of the late Pete and Elizabeth Powell Politan.


Mrs. Finney was a member of St. Patrick Church.


She was a supervisor at the Opportunity Center in Washington, where she helped found the ARC of Washington County Industrial Workshop. She was a strong advocate for individuals with disabilities and devoted her life to helping satisfy their needs.


Mrs. Finney enjoyed flowers, gardening, cross-stitching and crocheting. She was an artist and loved ceramics and painting.


Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Antonette Finney of Houston; three grandchildren, Kevin Finney and wife Tia of Knoxville, Tenn., Dwayne Finney and wife Audrey of North Strabane and Shari Orisko and husband Brad of Prosperity; six great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Kirsten, Taylor, Courtney, Lexey and Anthony; stepgreat-grandson Eddie; three sisters, Marie Polly of Houston, Lucille Tomsic of Canonsburg and Caroline D’Orazio and husband Dominick of Canonsburg; and several nieces and nephews.


Deceased are her husband, Roy E. Finney Sr.; two sons, Roy E. Finney Jr. and Robert W. Finney; three brothers, Dominick, Pete and Joseph Politan; and two sisters, Thelma Hundagen and Mildred Martiscuis.


Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, Phillip L. Sollon, director.


Departing prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, November 29, in the funeral home, 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.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Advantage Foundation c/o Work Shop, 201 South Johnson Road, Suite 200, Houston, PA, 15342.


Please visit www.sollon.com for additional information and to view and leave condolences.


Mildred Fuller

Member of St. Ann R.C. Church

Mildred Fuller, 87, of Joffre, died Sunday, November 25, 2012, in West Hill Health and Rehab Center, Moon Township.


She was born May 7, 1925, in Raccoon, a daughter of the late Joseph and Jennie Krovak.


Prior to retirement, Mrs. Fuller was employed by Gimbels Department Store.


She was a member of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church in Bulger.


Mrs. Fuller was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles and sewing.


Surviving are sister Adelene Zimecki of McDonald and a niece and several cousins.


Deceased are her husband, Frank Fuller, who died April 10, 1994, and brother Richard Krovak.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Taucher Funeral Home, 23 Erie Mine Road, Burgettstown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 29, in St. Ann Church, Bulger, with the Rev. Bob Staszewski, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Burgettstown.


For further information and to leave condolences, please visit www.taucherfuneralhome.com.


Martha Jane Kovalik

Corrected information has been receieved for the obituary of Martha Jane Kovalik, published Monday.


A surviving daughter, Mary J. Yerkey, should have been listed as Mary Jane Holmes.


Visitation and services will be private.


To leave condolences for Joseph Trovato, who passed away November 16, 2012, please visit www.salandrafunerals.com.


Ruth Jane Leidecker

Marshall Twp. resident

Ruth Jane Leidecker, 88, of Marshall Township, died unexpectedly as the result of an automobile accident Wednesday, November 21, 2012.


She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent “Duke” Leidecker; mother of Mark (Jessie) Leidecker of Greene County and Wade (Joanne) Leidecker of Allison Park; sister of the late Eleanor McCaw and George Hohmann; grandmother of Shelly Leidecker and Jennifer (Jim) Stout; and great-grandmother of Sylvia Jane and Morgan Stout.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Simons Funeral Home Inc., 7720 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 29. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to National Brain Tumor Society, www.braintumor.org.


W. Joan Mason

W. Joan Mason, 79, of Cameron, W.Va., formerly of Waynesburg, died unexpectedly at 11 a.m. Monday, November 26, 2012, in her home, after being in failing health for two years.


At the request of the deceased, there will be no public visitation or services.


Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville. A complete obituary will be published a later edition.


Donald E. Morgan

U.S. Navy veteran was retired coal miner

Donald E. Morgan, 76, of Lawrence, died Friday, November 23, 2012, in Townview Health and Rehabilitation Center, Canonsburg.


He was born April 9, 1936, in Lawrence, a son of Michael and Ethel Fereday Morgan.


Mr. Morgan served his country in the U.S. Navy.


Prior to his retirement, he worked as a coal miner.


He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing and was an avid Pirates fan.


On September 11, 1993, he married Marian Lipski of Lawrence, who survives.


Also surviving are two sons, Michael Morgan and wife Susan of Upper St. Clair and Matthew Morgan and wife Joley of Eighty Four; stepson David Holliday and wife Debbie of Washington; two daughters, Jennifer Lynn Morgan and partner Kristy of Denver, Colo., and Kelly Morgan and partner Laura Lynn of Mt. Lebanon; stepdaughter Tracy Gamble of Canonsburg; two sisters, Jane Stutts of Chicago, Ill., and Pat Chambers and husband Ray of Eighty Four; two grandchildren, Matthew and Kennedy Morgan; four stepgrandchildren, Erica and Damen Gamble and Justin and Erica Holliday; and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, deceased are three brothers, Michael, Jack and Chuck Morgan; and two sisters, Evelyn Morgan and Ethel Plute.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, Phillip L. Sollon, director, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 29. Interment will follow in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. Full military rites will be accorded by the combined honor guards of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 and American Legion Post 902.


Please visit www.sollon.com for additional information and to view and leave condolences.


Joan Grahe Rhodes

McMurray resident was retired secretary

Joan Grahe Rhodes, 76, of McMurray, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012, in Arden Court Memory Care Facility.


She was the beloved wife of the late William L. Rhodes; loving mother of Linda (Robert) Urban, Sharon Rhodes and W. Scott (Jamie) Rhodes; and grandmother of Todd Urban, Derek (Courtney) Urban, Brandon Urban, Evan Urban and Jay Kimes.


Mrs. Rhodes worked as a secretary for Allegheny Engineering until she retired at age 62.


At the family’s request, funeral services will be private.


Arrangements are entrusted to Cremation & Funeral Care by Danielle Andy Belusko, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546. Please view and sign the family’s guest book at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.


Patricia L. Silver

Patricia L. Silver, 76, of Charleroi, formerly of Cokeburg, died Monday, November 26, 2012.


Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville.


A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.


Helen Stanton

Thoroughly devoted to family

Helen Stanton, 91, passed into eternity Wednesday, November 21, 2012.


She was a daughter of Anthony and Ermalinda Maiello.


Deceased are her husband, Harry N. Stanton, and sisters Jean Gunsser and Margaret Rampa.


Surviving are sister Josephine Urso of Washington; daughters Cheryl Pelletier of Bangor, Maine, and Deborah and Jose Gracia of Knoxville, Tenn.; grandchildren Nicole Pelletier of Los Angeles, Calif., Eric Pelletier of New York City and Ali and Zoe Gracia of Knoxville; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.


Mrs. Stanton was thoroughly devoted to her family and was an avid reader, pet enthusiast and researcher. She was known for her preparation of beautiful and nutritious meals. She loved music and travel and had a deep personal spirituality. She also had a tremendous concern for people in need, donating to various organizations.


The staff of Soddy Daisy Healthcare Center, Alexian Brothers Healthcare Center, Hospice of Chattanooga and her nurse, Lyn, all showed warm professionalism and a special commitment to Mrs. Stanton’s well-being.


A committal service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 27, in Chattanooga National Cemetery, Tenn. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, Signal Mountain, Tenn. The Rev. Margaret F. Ferguson will officiate all services.


Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Educational Society, 212 North Highland Park Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404.


Condolences may be sent at www.CovenantFuneral.com


Arrangements are being handled by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated.


Agnes Temar

Agnes Temar, 86, of Uniontown, formerly of Richeyville, died Monday, November 26, 2012.


Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville.


A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.


Joseph Trovato

To leave condolences for Joseph Trovato, who passed away November 16, 2012, please visit www.salandrafunerals.com.


Lynnda M. Willner

Loved spending time with her grandchildren

Lynnda M. Willner, 65, of Canonsburg, died Saturday, November 24, 2012, in her home.


She was born July 1, 1947, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of John and Marie Politan Polly.


She loved spending time with her grandchildren, sewing, crafts and reading.


Surviving are her mother, Marie Politan Polly of Houston; two daughters, Lisa Tommasin Spader and husband John of Fremont, Ohio, and Kerri Tommasin Armstrong and husband Joseph of Powell, Ohio; brother John M. Polly II of Rockwood; and three grandchildren, Collin and Caden Spader and Ella Armstrong.


Deceased is her father, John M. Polly.


A celebration of her life will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., the time of a memorial service, Wednesday, November 28, in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, Phillip L. Sollon, director.


Please visit www.sollon.com for additional information and to view and leave condolences.


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